American Makes Second Quarterfinal In Atlanta

NORCROSS, GA — For a player ranked No. 120, Ryan Harrison has had a pretty good year, even though he just reached his first tour quarterfinal today at the Atlanta Tennis Championships.

In beating Xavier Malisse 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4, Harrison moved his 2011 record against top 50 players to 5-3, losing only to three players in the top six: Roger Federer, Robin Soderling and David Ferrer. Against those between seven and 50, he

Georgia Faithful Cheer On Isner Over Blake


John Isner was on the Bulldog bandwagon. Brandon Fresner/ATC

ATLANTA — Woof, woof, woof! That was the Bulldog chant ringing through the sunken bowl stadium of the Atlanta Tennis Championship.

John Isner, four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, pulled out a close three-set match against James Blake, his close friend and doubles partner here in Atlanta 7-6(8), 6-7(3), 7-5.

The former Bulldog prevailed in the first-set tiebreak that went 18 points. At the end of the second set and into the tiebreak, Isner