American no.1 John Isner had hard time to tame his friend and compatriot Robby Ginepri (ranked no.281) in Atalanta.  John had to fire 30 aces to finally win the match in 2 hours and 26 minutes.

On the other side of the draw the seed no.2 Kevin Anderson wasn’t as lucky to lose in his opener to world no. 142 Thiemo de Bakker 6-4 7-5.

Here the quarters line-up

Isner – Matosevic

Sock – Lacko

Sela – Pospisil

Becker – De Bakker

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