Australian Open 2012, Day 3: Mardy Fish Upset; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Advance

None of the favorites were expected to be challenged on Day 3, but Mardy Fish has been upset by Alejandro Falla. Catch up on the action from Day 2. SI.com: Men's Scoreboard | Women's Scoreboard

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Australian Open 2012 Results And Scores: John Isner Wins Epic Match

American John Isner may have had the first great match of the 2012 Australian Open during Day 3 of the event, as he outlasted Argentina's David Nalbandian in an epic match to claim a five-set victory.

Isner entered the Aussie Open ranked 16th in the world, but he still needed four hours and 40 minutes to overtake the unranked Argentinian veteran. The final set scores were quite close -- 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8.

Isner used his biggest weapon -- his serve -- to tally 43 aces compared to Nalbandian's seven, but conversely doubled up in unforced errors as the American committed 69 mistakes compared to Nalbandian's 33.

As far as other top tennis players are concerned, both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were able to advance in Day 3's action as they move closer to meeting prior to the tournament championship. American Mardy Fish wasn't quite as lucky, however, as the No. 8 ranked player dropped straight sets to Alejandro Falla to be eliminated from the tournament.

On the women's side of the bracket, Kim Clijsters and Li Na were both able to advance through to the next round. The only American woman in action also advanced as Christina McHale rallied for a three-set victory over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.

For complete updates and coverage of the 2012 Autralian Open, please stay tuned to SB Nation's tennis hub.

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Australian Open 2012 Scores: Mardy Fish Upset By Alejandro Falla

Mardy Fish wasn't supposed to have much trouble with Alejandro Falla on Day 3 of the 2012 Australian Open. In fact, he wasn't supposed to have much trouble at all until he got to Juan Martin Del Potro a couple of rounds from now. Instead, he's out of the tournament after a poor performance, with Falla defeating him in straight sets 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6).

Fish's first serve percentage was actually better than Falla's, but Fish made 58 unforced errors during the match to Falla's 34. In the third set, many of the errors were very bad misses on shots that Fish usually executes with ease. He gifted Falla a number of holds of serve on bad errors, while Falla capitalized on his chances in the match, converting on five out of six break points.

Falla will now move on to face Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round. This section of the draw could feature a fourth round match with Del Potro for a winner, while Roger Federer will be the likely quarterfinal opponent for the players in this section of the draw.

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