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Isner falls, Gonzo wins at U.S. clay court

Updated: April 9, 2010, 1:02 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Xavier Malisse of Belgium beat second-seeded John Isner of the United States, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3) in the second round of the U.S. Clay Court Championships on Thursday night.

Malisse overcame the 6-foot-9 Isner's big serve, setting the tone in the third-set tiebreaker when he returned Isner's booming serve sharply for a winner.

In the midst of the fourth point of the tiebreaker, Malisse broke a string and still managed to win the point. He hit a drop shot across ...

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