John Isner Fires 26 Aces to Beat Yoshihito Nishioka at Memphis Open

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Washington: US second seed John Isner blasted 26 aces Wednesday in rallying to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka Four-6, 6-Three, 6-Four and advance to the ATP Memphis Open quarter-finals.

Isner took one hour and 49 minutes to guide a Friday last-eight date with compatriot Donald Younger, who superior with a 7-6 (7/Three), 6-Three conquer American teen Reilly Opelka within the indoor hardcourt occasion.

Bosnian Damir Dzumhur upset Belgian seventh seed Steve Darcis 7-6 (7/2), 6-Four in one other second-round match. He’ll face American Ryan Harrison — who eradicated US third seed Sam Querrey 6-Three, 6-1 — in one other Friday quarter-final.

In first-round matchups, Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili downed Australia's Jordan Thompson 6-Three, 6-Zero, and Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin ousted German fortunate loser Benjamin Becker 6-Three, 6-Four.

Kukushkin will subsequent face Barbados qualifier Darian King whereas Basilashvili meets Croatian high seed Ivo Karlovic on Thursday.

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