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TORONTO -- For the second straight tournament John Isner didnt get to play on centre court. Cole Beasley Jersey . And for the second straight tournament he bowed out in his first match. Isner, the 10th seed at the Rogers Cup, lost to Croatian Ivan Dodig, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 on the grandstand court Monday night at Rexall Centre. The match was originally scheduled for the afternoon in the stadium, but a lengthy rain delay wreaked havoc on the days schedule. "Obviously it was not easy," said Dodig, who was playing his first singles match in 10 weeks because of a broken rib. "It was long day for us, and of course changing the court its also a little bit like making you to think about it." Isner, who was not made available to speak to reporters, lost his opening match at last weeks Citi Open to Steve Johnson and told reporters in Washington that he didnt think he "deserved" to play on a secondary court. Storms in the Toronto area caused play to be delayed two hours, and Isner and Dodig didnt get the centre-court spotlight. That went to 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat fellow Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(3), 6-1. The nightcap on centre court featured Canadian wild card Peter Polansky beating 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz 7-6(5), 6-4. Polansky, who grew up in nearby Thornhill, Ont., last won a match in Toronto in 2010 when he upset Austrias Jurgen Melzer. He said this felt like a bit of deja vu -- notably because this was by the same score -- but this time the 26-year-old had to bounce back from a challenge on what he thought was match point. "There was a little bit of nerves trying to pull through and hold for the match," Polansky said. "When he hit that forehand wide, I was pretty excited." Polansky will face second-seeded Roger Federer in the second round Tuesday night. He said facing the 17-time Grand Slam champion will probably be one of the highlights of his career. Monday night represented another low light for Isner, who dominated with his big serve but couldnt handle Dodigs throughout the night. Dodig broke the six-foot-ten American in the third set and was able to finish things off from there. "Hes the guy who can beat everybody, and as well a great player for many years," Dodig said of Isner. "You could see that there was not so many breaks. Its tough for both of us, for me to return to him and for him as well. Hes going aggressive and he wasnt missing a lot today." In other night action, American qualifier Michael Russell beat Frances Nicholas Mahut 6-3, 6-3 and Spains Feliciano Lopez beat 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(7), 3-6. Earlier in the day, Frances Julien Benneteau had little trouble dusting off former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, 6-1, 6-2. Benneteau and Hewitt endured two rain delays, the second of which lasted two hours. "I tried to keep the same momentum and the same rhythm of the match," Benneteau said. "I just tried to stay focused to be able to play the same way." Benneteau was leading 4-1 in the first set when the first brief rain delay occurred. He was up 4-2 in the second when storms moving through the Toronto area halted his and every other match taking place. "The rain delay, its never easy but its for both players," he said. "I had two break points before, 15-40 and then a deuce. So its never easy." Benneteau also said its never easy facing Hewitt, even though the Aussie is 42nd now and 11 years removed from being atop the world rankings. "Hes a great fighter and to beat him you have to play solid," Benneteau said. "You have to do a good match. Its the kind of player that if your level is not good enough, you dont win." To open the tournament on centre court, 15th-seeded Marin Cilic got pushed to the limit before beating Denis Istomin, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. The Croatian said Istomin was dealing with a shoulder injury that led to some unpredictability. "He had some shots were coming off good, some not, and it was difficult to know what was going to come," Cilic said. "It got a bit complicated." In other early action, Frances Jeremy Chardy beat Argentinas Federico Delbonis, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, French qualifier Benoit Paire defeated Colombian Alejandro Falla, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, and American qualifier Tim Smyczek downed German qualifier Tobias Kamke, 6-3, 6-2. The Rogers Cup Hall of Fame induction ceremony was also postponed because of the weather. Stefan Edberg and former Rogers Cup Master of Ceremonies Don Goodwin will now be inducted Tuesday night. Ryan Switzer Jersey .com) - Nino Williams posted 18 points and seven rebounds, as Kansas State edged No. Alfred Morris Jersey . Goins is the early favourite to win the starting job at second base. Pillar is an outsider to secure a role off the bench, which becomes an even more difficult spot to win if the number of back up jobs is reduced by one. That happens if the Blue Jays decide to start the season with an eight man bullpen.Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - As one of three games on Wednesday to feature a pair of nationally-ranked programs, the eighth-ranked Wichita State Shockers pay a visit to the 25th-ranked Utah Runnin Utes in non-conference action at the Huntsman Center. The undefeated Shockers are playing their first true road game of the season in this one, although they did take on Memphis on a neutral floor in South Dakota a few weeks back. The most recent outing for Wichita State came over the weekend against Tulsa, a game which the Shockers dominated at Koch Arena by a score of 75-55. All four victories for the Shockers have come by no less than 15 points. As for the Runnin Utes, they too have played almost exclusively in front of the hometown fans, en route to five wins in six tries. The team is riding a four-game win streak at the moment thanks to a 93-62 romp over Alabama State last Saturday. Winless in all four trips to face Utah in Salt Lake City over the years, the Shockers trail in the all-time series by a count of 6-1, although the teams have not met in more than two decades. This is the first game between two Top-25 programs in the Huntsman Center since 1999 when the 12th-ranked Utes took down the 21st-ranked Lobos of New Mexico. For the Shockers, Tulsa was a bit of a handful in the early going, but then the WSU defense went to work and held the visitors to a mere seven field goals in the first half, en route to a 40-22 lead at the break and eventually the 20-point victory. Fred VanVleet tallied 21 points and handed out nine assists for the hosts, followed by Ron Baker with 19 points on the strength of his 6- of-11 shooting behind the 3-point line. Darius Carter pitched in with another 14 pointts in only 18 minutes of action. Darren Woodson Jersey. Through four contests the Shockers are lighting up opponents for 80.5 ppg, while at the same time limiting those foes to just 55.5 ppg, although much of that scoring differential can be traced back to a massive 105-57 thrashing of Newman a little over a week ago. Baker paces the program with 18.5 ppg, hitting his 3-point attempts at a 46.2 percent clip, followed by VanVleet who not only pitches in with 13.5 ppg, he is also responsible now for 20 assists and 13 steals. Carter (12.5 ppg) and Tekele Cotton (11.0 ppg) combine for 9.3 rpg which is a good sign, but their collective 12-of-24 showing at the free-throw line is not all that encouraging. The Utes had very little trouble with Alabama State, scoring the first points of the meeting and never looking back as they shot 53.3 percent from the field while limiting the Hornets to a mere 35.2 percent accuracy. Utah, which scored 30 points off turnovers and had only eight miscues of its own, did struggle at the free-throw line (19-of-32), but that mattered little in the 31-point decision. Delon Wright came away with 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Kenneth Ogbe 19 points as he converted 3-of-6 shots from beyond the arc. Dakarai Tucker pitched in with 12 points off the bench, while Jakob Poeltl and Dallin Bachynski accounted for 11 and 10 points, respectively. Wright is responsible for 15.3 ppg to pace the Utes, adding 29 assists and 11 steals, while Poeltl is in for another 12.0 ppg and 9.3 rpg. Forced to sit out a couple of games and listed as questionable for the outing on Wednesday is Jordan Loveridge with a sore hamstring, which means someone will have to make up for his 11.5 ppg. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '