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James Blake beats David Nalbandian

Updated: August 2, 2011, 11:20 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- James Blake's reward for upsetting defending champion David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic will be a third-round matchup against his big-serving pal and doubles partner, John Isner.

Blake and Isner have only faced each other once before on the ATP Tour, two weeks ago at Atlanta, and Isner pounded 30 aces en route to a three-set victory. There's little subtlety to the 6-foot-9 Isner's game -- and Blake knows it quite well.

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