Found January 18, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
David Nalbandian of Argentina returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain, second seed, during third-round action at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 4, 2011 in New York. UPI/Monika Graff   MELBOURNE PARK, Australia  – American John Isner rallied form two sets to one down on Wednesday to defeat Argentina’s David Nalbandian 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in four hours and forty-one minutes to move on to the third round of the Australian Open.   An angry Nalbandian was upset that his request for a line call was denied by umpire Kader Nouni. “I asked for Hawk‑Eye and he make an overrule,” said Nalbandian. “Because the lineman call out.  He overrule it.  Was a lot of noises, so I asked what happened, because the lineman called out. “He told me he overruled it.  And I say, Okay, I see the mark.  I say challenge.  Not a big deal.  He don’t want to do it. “Too late.  How many times everybody check the mark and ask for the Hawk‑Eye? So somebody from the um

Nalbandian fumes over contentious call in loss

John Isner's latest five-set, marathon win was overshadowed by David Nalbandian's outrage at a controversial call. The towering American rallied from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat Argentine David Nalbandian 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in a second-round match at the Australian Open that lasted for 4 hours, 41 minutes Wednesday, including a 99-minute deciding set. Although...

Video: John Isner picks his nose during match

Over the weekend, John Isner had to reach deep within himself to find confidence. Without confidence, you can’t win in the world of sports. That is especially true with a sport like tennis. You can’t rely on your teammates. There are none. It’s all up to you to become the victor. In his first-round Australian Open match against Benjamin Mitchell over the weekend, Isner...

Isner fails to reach fourth round

John Isner's five-set defeat at the hands of Spain's Feliciano Lopez left the United States without a player in final 16 of the Australian Open men's singles for the first time ever in the Open era. "That's not a good effort," a dejected Isner said afterwards. "I was aware I was the last one going in and I wanted to do well. But it is very ugly. We...

Did American Tennis Player John Isner Pick His Nose At Australian Open? (Video)

American tennis player John Isner won his match in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament. However, there was an intentional hilarious moment aired on ESPN in between points of the match. The commentator thought that a replay of Isner's forehand was about to be played to the viewers, so he set it up with "He's picking up his confidence now...

LACOSTE Signs Isner to Four-Year Deal

LACOSTE has inked a four-year partnership with American John Isner beginning this month. The 26 year-old American is currently ranked No. in the world and joins the likes of Andy Roddick and Nicolas Mahut in representing the brand. During Wimbledon 2012 Isner defeated Mahut in the longest match in tennis history.   “I am proud to represent a brand that has such strong history...

Nalbandian fined $8,000 for throwing water at Aussie Open staff member

David Nalbandian has been fined $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct at the Australian Open.

John Isner Does Cam Newton’s Superman Celebration After Win (Picture)

John Isner went five sets to beat David Nalbandian in the second round of the Australian Open 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 10-8 Wednesday. Isner was so excited about his overtime win against Nalbandian that he broke out the Cam Newton Superman celebration. You can also see it in this video: From Dwyane Wade to now John Isner, the Superman celebration is permeating all sports. Well done...

Straight Sets: Nalbandian Fined Following Overrule Controversy

David Nalbandian was fined $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct following his five-set loss to John Isner this week, the largest fine so far issued at this year's Australian Open.

Isner wins drama-filled five-setter

To the delight of the host nation, Queensland teenager Bernard Tomic put Sam Querrey's recovery on hold by beating the American 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 but one can't get rid of John Isner that easily. The Marathon Man did not quite need the 11 hours he took to beat Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010 but four and a half seemed quite long enough by the time Isner rode his luck...

Nalbandian fined $8,000 at Australian Open

David Nalbandian has been fined $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct at the Australian Open.

John Isner signs le croc.

Lacoste has entered a four year partnership with Lacoste both on and off the tennis court. He joins fellow big-serving American Andy Roddick in wearing the French brand. The Crocodile insignia symbolizes Lacoste founder Rene Lacoste's tenacity on court, something Isner and Nicolas Mahut absolutely showed in their record breaking 11 hour, 5 min match back Wimbledon 2010. Mahut...

John Isner celebrates win with Cam Newton’s Superman celebration

John Isner was a 10-year-old living in Greensboro, N.C., when the Carolina Panthers franchise was created. He's been a fan ever since. The giant of American tennis, and the sport's resident marathon expert, has had star receiver Steve Smith watch matches from his player's box and has visited the team's training camp. So it was only natural that when Isner won his...

Lopez Knocks Out Isner to Face Nadal in Round of 16

MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – In a five- set battle  on Friday, Spain’s Feliciano Lopez  eliminated the last American male at the Australian Open on Friday when he beat John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-1. Lopez spoke about his performance, “I think I hit the ball ‑‑ overall the match was great I think from my side.  I hit great shots.  Sometimes I hit a little...
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