Match report

John Isner ©
2nd round
5/23/12 1 2 Tot
us  John Isner 7 7 2
be  Xavier Malisse 6 6 0
Xavier Malisse ©
Edouard Roger-Vasselin ©
2nd round
5/23/12 1 2 Tot
fr  Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6 4 0
es  Nicolas Almagro 7 6 2
Nicolas Almagro ©
  • Nice - Isner, Almagro move into quarterfinals

    5/23/12 8:52 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Defending champion Nicolas Almagro is through to the quarterfinals after taking out France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets. The Spaniard is joined by top seed John Isner, who downed veteran Xavier Malisse.

    (3) Nicolas Almagro def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(5), 6-4

    Third seed Nicolas Almagro advanced to the quarterfinals by virtue of his straight-sets victory over Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The 26-year-old held ten of 11 break points en route to a 7-6(5), 6-4 win in 95 minutes. Almagro ended the match with 32 of 37 first-service points captured.

    He is scheduled to meet Steve Darcis for a place in the semifinals. The Belgian rallied to defeat Italy’s Filippo Volandri in the second round, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

    (1) John Isner def. Xavier Malisse 7-6(3), 7-6(5)

    Top seed John Isner made a successful debut at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, having ousted Belgium’s Xavier Malisse in straight sets. The world No. 11 tallied 13 aces through 92 minutes of play. Isner completed the second-round effort with 12 of 12 service games held without facing a break point.

    He will take on former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the quarterfinals. The Russian upended 7th seed Denis Istomin in the round of 16, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

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