Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Djokovic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Denis Istomin walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open - without a doubt the biggest win of his career - his mother had just two words for him: ''Good job.'' There's a reason she's probably more measured than most mothers would be: She doubles as his coach. It's an unusual arrangement on the men's tennis tour, to be sure...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 117-ranked Denis Istomin stuns Novak Djokovic in five-set epic at Australian Open

Denis Istomin is a 30-year-old tennis player from Uzbekistan that is ranked 117th in the world. He has a career singles record below .500 at 185-191, and has never made it to the quarterfinals of a major. Well, his life will forever be changed now, after he just won an Australian Open second-round match against the guy that has won five of the last six Australian Open titles (including...
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbek wild card Denis Istomin. Djokovic was aiming to be the first man to win the Australian title seven times, and had won all his previous six head-to-head meetings against Istomin. It was destined to be a long afternoon on Rod Laver Arena for Djokovic...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Defending champion Novak Djokovicis out of the Australian Open, loses 2nd-round match in 5 sets to Denis Istomin

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovicis out of the Australian Open, loses 2nd-round match in 5 sets to Denis Istomin.
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Denis Istomin upsets Novak Djokovic at Australian Open

Uzbekistani tennis player Denis Istomin made history on Thursday at the Australian Open when he shocked Novak Djokovic in the second round of the tournament. Istomin, who is ranked No. 117 in the world, beat Djokovic in five sets, 7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. Istomin said he battled cramps in his legs and still won the match. He rallied back from down two sets to one to win it. Making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Teen Borna Coric beats Denis Istomin in Open 13 first round

  Rising teen star Borna Coric of Croatia beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Open 13 tournament on Monday. Last October, the 18-year-old Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis. Although Istomin had more aces -- nine to Coric...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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