Brazilian captain on Isner complaint: Cry if you want

Monday, February 04, 2013 /by

John Isner complains about the raucous Brazilian fans and the Brazilian bench during the United States' 3-2 first round Davis Cup win in Jacksonville, Florida. Isner yelled something at the group during the fourth set of his fourth-rubber loss to Thomaz Bellucci.
 
“To be honest, I don't appreciate their fans at all. I don't think they're too classy at all,” Isner told reporters. “Not only their actual fans but the guys on their bench are saying stuff, toss the ball up, double fault. I can hear it. It didn't affect me, it's just I don't think there's any room for that. I'm not going to sugarcoat this as well. I don't appreciate their fans at all. I think they're very rude.”
 
Brazilian captain Joao Zwetsch responded: “I didn't see that John is not playing his best tennis here probably. Thomaz played really good today. I really didn't see it could have anything involved in the result of the game, you know. Like we say in Brazil, 'Cry is free.' You can cry as much as you want. But Thomaz beat him playing tennis, that's all.”

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