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Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

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Updated:October 21, 2014, 11:35 PM IST
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Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia
Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Valencia: Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand.

In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love.

The Spaniard will next play Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan.

Also, fourth-seeded Feliciano Lopez moved past qualifier Norbert Gombos 6-4, 6-4 and will play Pablo Carreno Busta next.

Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine ousted eighth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-0, 6-3 with 10 aces, and broke the Frenchman five times.

Dolgopolov will now meet another Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy, after he brushed aside Tunisian qualifier Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-1.

Fernando Verdasco outlasted Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Verdasco will play the winner of the match between top-seeded David Ferrer and Andreas Seppi.

Dusan Lajovic of Serbia also won his opener and will face either second-seeded Tomas Berdych or Pablo Andujar.

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