Agence France-PresseFebruary 27, 2013 04:31
Top seed John Isner hammered 28 aces en route to a three-set victory over Jesse Levine in the first round of the ATP Tour's Delray Beach International Championships on Tuesday.
Isner, who is looking to regain his form after battling a knee injury earlier this year, got off to a slow start against Canada's Levine but played an efficient third set to win 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-4.
"I knew it was going to be a tough match," Isner said. "The first match outdoors is always tough.
"Very different conditions. Jesse's good. I've always had trouble with him," he added.