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Cincinnati R2: Nalbandian def. Isner 4-5 ret.

Ben.
08-18-2010, 09:13 PM
Twisted his ankle, hope he is ok for USO.

Roddickominator
08-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Isner a break up and tweaks his ankle...a real shame. He was about to straight set Nalbandian. Might as well rest up and hope he's healthy for the USO.

Johnny Groove
08-18-2010, 09:15 PM
How bad did the ankle twist look?

Roamed
08-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Poor guy, hope he can get over it in time for the USO.

gusman890
08-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Unfortunate. He was gonna win the match too, judging on how he was playing.

henke007
08-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Isner a break up serving awesome first 3 games 92% to bad John get well soon!!

Sophocles
08-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Big shame. Isner looked as though he'd be causing a few ripples on MTF. At least among its more clueless participants.

tennisfan856
08-18-2010, 09:16 PM
It doesn't look as bad as tipsarevic's. I think Isner will be ready for USO

dombrfc
08-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Get well soon John

Ben.
08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
How bad did the ankle twist look?

It didn't look too horrible, but obviously it was. He pulled up right away and called the trainer in the middle of the game and had a time out.

ktdude
08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
How bad did the ankle twist look?
He didn't look comfortable. Tried to play on but lasted a game and a half or so. Hard to say how bad but hopefully he can bounce back from it.

FormerRafaFan
08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
I wanted Nalby to win, but not like this.. Isner was actually leading too. What happened? Hope he's ok..

dweijnen
08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
I wanted Nalbandian to win , but not like this. Hope it ins't to bad.

Sophocles
08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
How bad did the ankle twist look?

Couldn't move to his left. Limped at first. Was obviously painful, but don't know beyond that.

misty1
08-18-2010, 09:18 PM
nalbandian had 0-30 so it looked like he could have been on the verge of breaking..

to bad it had to end this way..no matter how much i hate one player it always sucks to see a match end by injury

FiBeR
08-18-2010, 09:18 PM
How bad did the ankle twist look?

not THAT bad. Got it taped (Nalbandian serving 3-5 15-0)
returned a point or two but couldnt handle the groundstrokes exchanges

Served once at *5-4 and retired. He didnt look happy but it isnt that bad if he stayed on court and played a game and a half...

misty1
08-18-2010, 09:18 PM
poor guy was just getting over shoulder problems to wasnt he?

Shirogane
08-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Nalbandian lives to play another day in Cincy.

Johnny Groove
08-18-2010, 09:20 PM
It didn't look too horrible, but obviously it was. He pulled up right away and called the trainer in the middle of the game and had a time out.

He didn't look comfortable. Tried to play on but lasted a game and a half or so. Hard to say how bad but hopefully he can bounce back from it.

Couldn't move to his left. Limped at first. Was obviously painful, but don't know beyond that.

not THAT bad. Got it taped (Nalbandian serving 3-5 15-0)
returned a point or two but couldnt handle the groundstrokes exchanges

Served once at *5-4 and retired. He didnt look happy but it isnt that bad if he stayed on court and played a game and a half...

MTF :yeah:

Sounds like he should be good for the USO.

Guy Haines
08-18-2010, 09:20 PM
A shame. Hope he's back to fit for the USO, but even if he is, this might screw up his chances.

MalwareDie
08-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Unfortunate for John. Hope he feels better soon.

Roddickominator
08-18-2010, 09:20 PM
nalbandian had 0-30 so it looked like he could have been on the verge of breaking..

to bad it had to end this way..no matter how much i hate one player it always sucks to see a match end by injury

Yea Isner wrapped up the ankle and tried to see if he could still play...Nalbandian easily served out his game then it was Isner's turn. It went to 0-30 and he retired.

henke007
08-18-2010, 09:21 PM
Epic fotfault called when Isner served 1st serve at the end.

John looked good damn those ankle injurys.

murray_2k8
08-18-2010, 09:24 PM
A minor sprain at worse. Very sad for John but Nalbandian wont mind the rest.

The Magician
08-18-2010, 09:24 PM
If John brings this game to the USO he'll go far. A real shame this happened, but better here than the USO I guess :shrug:

Horatio Caine
08-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Rough luck for Isner there...didn't need that as we head closer to the US Open. He might benefit from a Wednesday start, so that gives him 2 weeks. Certainly possible to recover from a twisted ankle in that time, but it will probably be a close call. Looked like he would be challenging for year-end top 16, so hopefully he gets a chance to score some more points in a couple of weeks.

Stephan
08-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Twisted his ankle, hope he is ok for USO.

nobody wanted it :(
poor John ...

MacTheKnife
08-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Tough break for big john. He'll find out tomorrow how bad this is.

timafi
08-18-2010, 09:28 PM
it doesn't look that bad but good job David:yeah:

Ozone
08-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Hope he's fine and he's being cautios bout the Open, if not this is terrible news.

Smoke944
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
nalbandian had 0-30 so it looked like he could have been on the verge of breaking..

to bad it had to end this way..no matter how much i hate one player it always sucks to see a match end by injury

I feel like I say this a lot on MTF....
Surely you can't be this stupid. Nalbandian was on the verge of breaking because John could barely walk :lol:

Bad Religion
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Whale man and his neverending luck .
Hard to believe how lucky a player can be

BodyServe
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
A major sprain need 2 months of recovery, a minor one week, i think it's the latter :)

ORGASMATRON
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
its a shame for isner but im glad dave is through. is he seeded for the USO now? hopefully he takes out djokovic as well.

Stephan
08-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Twisted his ankle, hope he is ok for USO.

better David win in normal way :(

ApproachShot
08-18-2010, 10:02 PM
Oh no! What awful timing before the US Open. If he just twisted his ankle he may well recover but this will leave him short of preparation.

allpro
08-18-2010, 10:04 PM
what a klutz. and i was really looking forward to this one :mad:

born_on_clay
08-18-2010, 10:10 PM
good to see Nalbandian is through
Hope Isner will be ok for the Open

shadows
08-18-2010, 10:17 PM
At least the better player went through

christallh24
08-18-2010, 10:20 PM
I'm not a fan of John but I hope he will be okay.

viruzzz
08-18-2010, 10:32 PM
Get well gladiator! :D


David, keep rockin. (NOT THIS WAY, MAN!)

kindling
08-18-2010, 11:16 PM
When they showed him do it later it looked pretty bad... Yeah and Nalby was on up 0-30 cause Isner tried to play while hurt.

straitup
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Please be minor :( He was playing so well too

djb84xi
08-18-2010, 11:49 PM
Wow, that sucks for Isner. This could've been a really good match, if it weren't for the injury. Hopefully this doesn't affect his prep for the US Open. He'll get a good week and a half to rest up and hopefully heal in time. He's having himself a nice year and I'd hate to see the rest of his year ruined by an ankle injury.


Get well Big John!!!

Nalby is one lucky SOB!!

fran70
08-19-2010, 12:17 AM
Lucky one for David as Isner was about to win the 1st set and was turning things really difficult.

tennishero
08-19-2010, 12:24 AM
david would have got the hang of isner serve later in the match and won anyway :p

kindling
08-19-2010, 01:03 AM
david would have got the hang of isner serve later in the match and won anyway :p

Ya sure, cause everyone "gets the hang" of Isner's server so easily. No wonder his serve is never talked about.

Sonja1989
08-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Poor John, he had good form. :bigcry:
Get well soon!

Stephan
08-19-2010, 05:03 AM
sorry for Isner.:(
but of course David should win that match vs. Isner in normal way too...

The Magician
08-19-2010, 05:37 AM
Nalbandian is so overrated on this forum people are speculating he would have won a match he was losing :lol: Nalby is very talented but he rarely plays up to that level and Isner is not a good matchup for him regardless. Especially with Isner's 3rd set tb abilities, once that 1st set was in the bag it would have been near impossible for Nalby to win the next two sets.

Glad he got through, and I hope he beats Nole, but let's be real Nalby was extremely lucky Isner got injured.

*Jean*
08-19-2010, 07:18 AM
Lucky one, David. Keep going!

Magick
08-19-2010, 08:45 AM
bad for isner
good for the sport of tennis