Isner advances to 3rd round at Shanghai Masters

Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:18 AM ET
Associated Press

For The Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- John Isner reached the third round of the Shanghai Masters by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (3), 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7) Tuesday.

Neither player was able to break serve in the match, the first at the tournament to go to three tiebreakers. Isner saved three break points and Anderson saved four.

Isner finished the match with 24 aces and Anderson had 21.

"The quality was good as far as serving goes," Isner said. "But other than that ...

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