Nalbandian calls for action
Furious David Nalbandian demanded action against umpire Kader Nouni after a controversial end to his 4-6 6-3 2-6 7-6 10-8 second-round defeat to John Isner at the Australian Open.Full Story
#1 Jan 18, 2012
Nalbandian was robbed on that crucial point, otherwise the result could have been different. The umpire obviously made a big mistake and should be penalized, although we do not know how. He should get his eye sight tested too, because the ball was way out as called by the linesperson. An umpire can overrule a call, only if he is 100% sure it has been a wrong call by the linesperson. Shame.
#2 Jan 18, 2012
I saw it and agree that it was an incorrect call but you should sit in a chair and try to call Isner's serve. I have (at the college level) many times. It is really tough. I always think I am 100% right when I make a call but life does not work out that way. Everyone makes mistakes once in awhile. Be a little less quick to call for someone's head and a little more understanding of the circumstances and difficulties. This umpire is very experienced and very good. One bad call on a shot of that speed should not cause him to be crucified. You should take that "Shame" back and wish him a better day in his next match. I am sorry for Nalbandian but I don't know of any sport where every call is always correct. The disapproved appeal was, unfortunately, correct too. The rules say the request has to be right away and he did not ask right away. There was substantial conversation before he appealed. Does not work that way and Nalbandian is no novice at this.
#3 Jan 19, 2012
This was a horrific miscall by the chair. The man should be fired and banned from tennis for life. He literally cost Nalbaldian the match
#4 Jan 19, 2012
There were 2 bad calls. The first was the umpires overrule to the correct call. THAT IS ACCEPTABLE.
The second bad call was his position that the play could not be challenged. THAT WAS UNACCEPTABLE.
#5 Jan 19, 2012
Their are bad calls in all sports. So some one should lose their job over a bad call? Well I hope you live by the same standards as you judge. Did you lose a lot of money or something? They way you are ranting it must have been a lot. Why can't we simply enjoy the game ? You can't win them all,plus Djokovic is going to win.
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