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John Isner won't play Winston-Salem

Updated: August 19, 2013, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The biggest news at a soggy Winston-Salem Open on Monday wasn't made by who advanced. It was who pulled out.

Two-time defending champion John Isner and top seed Tomas Berdych withdrew from the tournament.

After the day's early matches were delayed 4 hours, 10 minutes due to rain, James Blake beat fellow American Rhyne Williams 6-1, 7-5, in a first-round match.

But the day's big story was the withdrawals of the two players who met in last year's final: ...

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