Isner took almost exactly an hour to dispose of Cypriot Baghdatis 6-3 6-3 on a hot afternoon on the outdoor hardcourt
A wild card at the Spanish indoor hardcourt
event, which he won in 2009, 10th-ranked Murray is eighth in the race to secure a berth at the season-ending tournament in London's O2.
Nadal, who is looking to defend the US Open crown starting next month, is scheduled to begin his intense hardcourt
training in Mallorca, Spain next week.
Her thunderous spikes are almost unstoppable, and her fierce persona on the hardcourt
seems to belie the bubbly girl with the ever-ready infectious smile.
On the hardcourt
of the Belgrade Arena, the Czech Republic, playing the third Davis Cup final in five years, scored a ninth straight victory in Davis Cup ties, the report said.
RAFA NADAL continued his sizzling hardcourt
form as he beat American John Isner to win the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Summary: Cincinnati: Roger Federer got his delayed hardcourt
season off to a positive start with straightforward .
The 21-year-old big hitter is a hardcourt
specialist but Murray was impressed by his display on clay.
After dominating Rafael Nadal in the hardcourt
series, Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the super Spaniard's clay crown this summer.
Coverage of the third day's play of the indoor hardcourt
tournament at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, featuring matches in the first and second rounds.
The Serb dropped just nine games in the only previous meeting between the pair - a Davis Cup rubber on an Israeli hardcourt
in 2006 - and he simply has too much for a player who will be more than happy to have made the second week.
However, with this year's competition having been switched to the newly-built La Caja Magica - which features clay courts as opposed to the hardcourt
surface Murray won on seven months ago - the 21-year-old admits he can't look too far ahead.