John Isner beats James Blake

Updated: July 21, 2011, 1:57 AM ET
Associated Press

NORCROSS, Ga. -- John Isner and James Blake are doubles partners, neighbors in suburban Tampa and practice together, so there are no surprises when they play each other.

That's why Isner was relieved to put this match behind him.

The No. 3 seed used 30 aces to overcome his struggling return game in a 7-6 (8), 6-7 (3), 7-5 victory over Blake in the second round of the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Wednesday night.

"It's always fun playing doubles with him and I think ...

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