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Defending champ John Isner cruises

Updated: August 22, 2012, 11:12 PM ET
Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Defending champion John Isner overcame two rain delays to advance in straight sets, while Andy Roddick was eliminated from the Winston-Salem Open on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Isner, ranked 10th in the world, needed only 71 minutes after the two delays to beat 13th-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-4, 6-3 in the third round at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

The fifth-seeded Roddick, a former world No. 1 player now ranked 21st, fell to 81st-ranked Steve ...

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