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Isner powered into the quarterfinals
at the Hall of Fame Championships
for the fourth straight year by beat-
ing fellow American Austin Krajicek
6-3, 6-3 in Rhode Island yesterday.
Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of
Croatia edged Sergiy Stakhovsky of
Ukraine 7-5, 7-6 (3), and No 3 Lley-
ton Hewitt of Australia beat qualifier
Ante Pavic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2.
In other second-round action,
defending champ Nicolas Mahut of
France, the fourth seed, beat qualifier
Luke Saville of Australia, 6-4, 6-2.
Leading 4-3 in the second set,
Isner hit a 140 mph (225 kph) ace
to go up 40-30.
"I hit the one 140 and heard the
crowd 'oohing and ahhing,' so I
looked (at the radar gun reading),"
he said. "I went after the next one
and the gun was a little off."
On the next serve, Isner hit a slice
Top-seeded Isner powers
to quarters at Newport
STUTTGART---Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeated
Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 1-6, 7-
5 for a second-round meeting with Swiss qual-
ifier Yann Marti at the Mercedes Cup yesterday.
The sixth-seeded Spaniard saved eight of the
12 break points he faced before prevailing in just
over two hours. Marti defeated compatriot Henri
Laaksonen 7-5, 6-4.
Play at the clay-court event, washed out on
Tuesday, was delayed until 4.45 pm local time
due to more rain.
Another Spaniard, Daniel Gimeno-Traver,
defeated Germany's Peter Gojowczyk 7-5, 6-3 for
a clash against compatriot Feliciano Lopez, the
No. 4 seed, who was awarded a first-round bye.
Louk Sorensen defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling
6-4, 6-1. The Irishman will next face the third-
seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
Benjamin Becker of Germany beat Benoit Paire
of France 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to line up eighth-seeded
Federico Delbonis of Argentina.
The seventh-seeded Santiago Giraldo defeated
Croatian qualifier Mate Delic 6-4, 6-2. The
Colombian will next meet Russian qualifier Philipp
Davydenko, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4,
Also, Lukas Rosol defeated wild card Alexander
Zverev 7-6 (7), 7-6 (9) and will face another Ger-
man in the second round.
The 48th-ranked Czech will next play either
the fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber or com-
patriot Jan-Lennard Struff. (AP)
BASTAD---Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo, ranked
282, ousted second seed Tommy Robredo of Spain
7-6 (6), 6-3 to reach the Swedish Open quarterfinals
Olivo had never won in an ATP main draw until
he beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round.
The Bastad champion in 2006 and 2008, Robredo
was coming off a fourth-round showing at Wim-
Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa reached his second quar-
terfinals in three tournaments after beating local wild
card Elias Ymer 6-3, 7-5. The Portuguese faces Dusan
Lajovic after the Serb advanced when fourth-seeded
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland retired with a foot injury
while Lajovic led 6-3, 1-1.
Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat wild card Christian
Lindell of Sweden 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2) to advance to
his first quarterfinals in more than three years. (AP)
Olivo stuns Robredo to
reach Bastad quarters
WHITE PLAINS---The 2014 US Open men's and
women's singles champions will earn a record US$3
million apiece this year.
The US Tennis Association also announced yes-
terday that the total purse for the tournament will
be US$38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 per cent from
US$34.3 million last year. The previous winners of
the final Grand Slam tournament of the season---
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams---earned US$2.6
million in 2013. Runners-up will get US$1.45 million,
an increase from US$1.3 million.
Both the men's and women's doubles champions
will earn US$520,000, the highest in US Open history.
A player who loses in the first round of singles at
Flushing Meadows will make US$35,750, an increase
The US Open starts on August 25. (AP)
US Open singles champs
to get record US$3m
at 119 mph (192 kph) --- that Krajicek returned
Isner is seeking his third Newpot title in four
years. He captured the 2011 and 2012 tournaments
before Hewitt snapped his 13-match winning
streak in last year's semifinals. Isner didn't double
fault at all during the match and won 24 of his
28 first-serve points.
He next faces good friend and No. 7 seeded
Jack Sock, a 7-5, 6-2 winner over fellow American
Rajeev Ram. Other winners includd Samuel Groth
of Australia, Dudi Sela of Israel, and No 6-seeded
Steve Johnson. (AP)
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