Washington - US second seed John Isner blasted 26 aces
Wednesday in rallying to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and
advance to the ATP Memphis Open quarter-finals.
Isner took one hour and 49 minutes to book a Friday
last-eight date with compatriot Donald Young, who advanced with a 7-6 (7/3),
6-3 triumph over American Reilly Opelka in the indoor hardcourt event.
Bosnian Damir Dzumhur upset Belgian seventh seed Steve
Darcis 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in another second-round match. He will face the winner of
a late match between Americans Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey in the
In first-round matchups, Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili
downed Australia's Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-0 and Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin
ousted German lucky loser Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-4.
Kukushkin will next face Barbados qualifier Darian King
while Basilashvili meets Croatian top seed Ivo Karlovic on Thursday.