Valencia, Spain (Sports Network) - Towering American John Isner was a
second-round upset victim Wednesday at the Valencia Open.
Rising Belgian David Goffin toppled the fifth-seeded 6-foot-9 Isner 7-6 (7-2),
4-6, 6-4. Isner lost despite uncorking 21 aces in the 2-hour, 12-minute
The first round concluded on Day 4 when Luxembourg's Gilles Muller upset
eighth-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) and reigning
champion Marcel Granollers of Spain handled Czech qualifier Jan Hajek 7-5, 6-4
on the hardcourts at the City of the Arts and Sciences.
Granollers, who beat Argentine Juan Monaco in last year's Valencia finale and
was the runner-up here in 2010, will meet 2006 runner-up Gilles Simon of
France on Thursday.
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