John Isner - David Nalbandian Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesJ Isner462710
ArgentinaD Nalbandian63668

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  1. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 10-8 - GAME, SET & MATCH - Incredible! Isner wins it after two sensational points, but Nalbandian has a right to feel aggrieved after that spat a game earlier! He slams his racket into the ground in utter frustration and stalks off, but not before giving the umpire a real evil eye! Isner now meets Feliciano Lopez. Full men's draw

  2. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 9-8 - Nalbandian wastes a couple of break points in an epic game that is soured by a poor officiating call. Nalbandian goes bonkers at the umpire - he wants to challenge a call but he's not allowed. Isner goes on to hold. The Argentine won't let it lie though and he continues to argues the toss with the umpire at the end of the game! 4h40mins and counting...

  3. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 8-8 - Nalbandian, who looks the more sprightly of the two at the moment, eases to a love service game. On the last point Isner doesn't even get close to the ball.

  4. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 8-7 - Isner somehow finds some inner strength and even having been 0-30 down, he storms back with a couple of aces to edge ahead once more. And this match goes on...

  5. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 7-7 - Isner's in real trouble here after having sat down so long during Nalbandian's toilet break - he's stiffened up and appears to have a touch of cramp. He looks like he's in some pain.

  6. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 7-6 - Nalbandian chooses an odd time to have a toilet break... but perhaps he genuinely needed to go. Either way, Isner is left waiting for what seems like an age before the Argentine returns are we get going once again.

  7. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 6-6 - Isner and Nalbandian are still slugging it out on Margaret Court Arena... how long's this one going to go tonight? No tie-break in the fifth in Melbourne, so we could be here for some time yet. Isner's got form after all...

  8. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) 4-4 - Nothing can separate these two for the time being. It's tight as anything as they approach squeaky bum time in the fifth on Margaret Court Arena.

  9. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) - SET - A huge serve helps Isner bring up a set point, which he grabs with both hands, landing a forehand down the line right onto the line (it couldn't have been closer to being out without actually being out) before dispatching a high forehand volley into the open court to push this match to a fifth set. Nalbandian is clearly furious as he launches his racquet across the court, almost taking off a line-judges head in the process

  10. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 6-6 - TIE-BREAK - Another quick and easy service game from Isner, forces the predictable tie-break in this fourth set. Can Nalbandian close it out or are we destined for a fifth?

  11. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 5-6 - Nalbandian holds once again, pushing Isner all around the baseline, to sling all the pressure back over the net at the seeded American, who will have to serve to stay in it for a second time after the change of ends

  12. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 5-5 - Isner posts a solid service hold to 15, culminating in a huge first serve and forehand volley winner to level up once again and leave things all square once again

  13. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 4-5 - Isner and Nalbandian exchange comfortable service holds to leave Nalbandian potentially just one game away from knocking out the 16th seed. But Isner will be serving to stay in it, after the change of ends

  14. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 3-3 - Isner is fuming, smashing his racquet and then having a long chat with umpire Kader Nuni during the change of ends, before coming out and racing off a quick service hold. The crowd are really getting behind the American now, they clearly enjoyed that racquet smash!

  15. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 - Nalbandian keeps up the pressure with a held service game as the fourth set gets under way. Full men's draw

  16. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-6 - SET - Nalbandian wraps up the third set as the Argentine breaks once again! Sixteenth seed Isner will have to dig deep now if he is to recover that this disappointment.

  17. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-5 - Nalbandian edges closer to the third set, sealing this game after an incredible point! Isner appears to have the point won but he fails to put away a volley, allowing Nalbandian to recover and win the point with a fine volley of his own!

  18. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-4 - BREAK - Nalbandian finds a chink in Isner's armour and takes full advantage to break the big American's serve! Advantage Argentina in the third!

  19. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-3 - Good service game from Argentine Nalbandian. Don't forget you can watch this match and all of tonight's other action live on the Eurosport Player. Subscribe now

  20. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 2-2 - Isner argues the toss with the umpire at deuce, but he keeps his cool and an ace brings up game point. The American seals the hold and still nothing to separate these two.

  21. - - ISNER 4-6 6-3 1-2 - After Isner took the second set, we're on serve in the third as this one shapes up to be epic. An hour and 41 minutes already on the clock...

  22. - - ISNER 4-6 - SET - After a topsy-turvy set in which he went a break up early on only to be pegged back, American 16th seed Isner has dropped the first set to Argentine battler Nalbandian. Expect this one to go the distance folks, Nalbandian will not go away without a fight

John Isner

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 26/04/1985
Height 2.08 m
Weight 111 kg

David Nalbandian

Nationality ARG
Date of Birth 01/01/1982
Height 1.8 m
Weight 79 kg

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