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John Isner has helped the United States take a 2-0 lead in the Davis Cup match against Croatia.

WIMBLEDON, England — Greensboro, N.C., native John Isner defeated Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win his first-round tennis match at Wimbledon.

The two were scheduled to play Tuesday but never got on the court because of rain. They began play Wednesday but were stopped with Isner, the No. 18 seed, up a set but down a break in the second.

In the second round, the Page High School alumnus will face Australian Matthew Barton, who is ranked No. 248 in the world. Barton beat Albano Olivetti in five sets, including 14-12 in the fifth, in his first Grand Slam singles match.

Barton won after a four-hour contest between two qualifiers that ended on a on a double-fault.

Olivetti, ranked No. 793, lost despite hitting 56 aces. Barton had 32 aces.

Olivetti also piled up 108 winners, compared to 88 for Barton.

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Greensboro native John Isner falls during his first-round match against Marcos Baghdatis at Wimbledon.

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John Isner on the grass at Wimbledon.

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John Isner after falling against Marcos Baghdatis.

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John Isner checks his wrist after his fall against Marcos Baghdatis.

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John Isner playing against Marcos Baghdatis.

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Greensboro's John Isner will face Matthew Barton in the second round at Wimbledon.

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John Isner celebrates after beating Marcos Baghdatis.

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Greensboro native John Isner.

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