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Isner beats fellow American Giron at US Open
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John Isner, of the United States, serves against Marcos Giron, of the United States, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 26, 2014, 3:38 pm

NEW YORK (AP) John Isner, a former top American college player, beat this year's top American college player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The 13th-seeded Isner defeated Marcos Giron 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday. Giron earned his first spot in a Grand Slam tournament when he won the NCAA title for UCLA in May.

The big-serving Isner didn't face a break point. He has shown that a player can compete in college then succeed in the pros after a successful career at Georgia from 2004-07. He's the only American man currently ranked in the top 40 in the world.

The 21-year-old Giron announced in July he was turning pro after his junior season.

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