Found January 18, 2012 on New York Times Sports:
Argentina_v_great_66a5
David Nalbandian expresses his anger at officiating after losing in five sets to John Isner at the Australian Open.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 for throwing water at Aussie Open staff member

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

Nalby Righteously Angry (Video)

A furious Nalbandian threw his racquet after losing to John Isner, 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-8. Don’t let that title fool you; he didn’t hit a photographer, but he sure was royally pissed off. His anger stemmed from a horrible call by Kader Nouni earlier in the match. Kader overruled a ball as in that Isner had hit out, and then refused to let Nably challenge (you can see the...

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...

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.

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...

Feared US tennis void now a reality

And, poof, just like that, American tennis is gone. No, not just from the Australian Open, where the last American man standing, John Isner, lost before the first weekend of the year's first major. US tennis is gone from the world map, too. The top players have faded, and the bottom ones aren't good enough. This is the moment US tennis has been nervous about for years: ...

Nalbandian fined $8,000 at Australian Open

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

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...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.