Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Top American John Isner was an easy
opening-round winner Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
The 13th-seeded 6-foot-8 slugger dismantled helpless Italian Filippo Volandri,
6-0, 6-2, 6-3, in 1 hour, 16 minutes on the Grandstand court. The massive-
serving Isner fired 16 aces on his way to the second round.
The surging Isner recently titled in Atlanta and was a hardcourt runner-up in
Washington, D.C., and at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati.
Meanwhile, 10th-seeded 6-foot-5 rising Canadian Milos Raonic handled
diminutive Italian Thomas Fabbiano, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, on a warm, breezy day
at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The powerful Raonic
unleashed 28 aces, compared to zero by the overmatched Fabbiano.
A big Day-2 upset came when 30-year-old Argentine qualifier Maximo Gonzalez
upended 14th-seeded 6-foot-8 Pole Jerzy Janowicz, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Janowicz
reached his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon just last month.
Also on Tuesday, 22nd-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber whipped 17-year-old
American Collin Altamirano, making his ATP-level debut, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1, and
31st-seeded quality Frenchman Julien Benneteau got past Poland's Michal
Przysiezny, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
The Sports Network