Last Year Today: Del Potro falls, literally, to Isner in London

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

The Argentine hit the deck multiple times in a 7-6 (2), 6-4 loss. (AP)

The news cycle in the tennis world moves fast—who can keep up? That's where we come in. Each Thursday, Last Year Today will look back at a memorable story from exactly one year ago. 


It was 6'6" Juan Martin del Potro versus 6'10" John Isner in the battle of the gentle giants in the first round of Queen's Club. Isner managed to win the first set in a tiebreaker, before the Argentine lost his footing:

That wasn't Del Potro's only mishap on the grass on Wednesday:

The 2009 U.S. Open champion has been gravely hindered by multiple wrist surgeries over the past few years, and has only just been getting back into the swing of things in 2016. Here's hoping he hasn't added a new injury to his medical history.

Isner will face Gilles Muller in the second round.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Elina Svitolina beats Daria Kasatkina to retain Dubai crown

It was the 11th singles title for the 23-year-old, who improved to 14-2 for the year.

Lucas Pouille to face Karen Khachanov in Open 13 final

The 16th-ranked Frenchman is gunning for his sixth ATP career title.

Watch: NBA debate continues

Jared Donaldson pulls in Nick Kyrgios in his NBA debate with Frances Tiafoe.