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Ferrer handles Isner's tall serve in first round in Cincy

Updated: August 13, 2007, 10:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MASON, Ohio -- The up-and-comer got his comeuppance.

David Ferrer quickly adapted to the novelty of facing a 6-foot-9 player on Monday, beating Georgia star John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the first round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.

The 16th-seeded Spaniard handled Isner's out-of-the-sky serve with aplomb, and repeatedly caught the 22-year-old American flat-footed in only his third ATP tournament. Isner led the Bulldogs to the NCAA team championship ...

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