Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Isner, Mahut in Longest Tennis Match in History Right Now

John Isner and Nicholas Mahut are now embroiled in the longest tennis match in history.  So far it is:

Isner:   6|3|6|7|38
Mahut: 4|6|7|6|38

You read that right, 38-38, a total of 76 in set 5 alone.  Wow.

Isner now has 80 aces, which is obviously a record.  The match is also well over seven hours.

Update, 2:00pm (EST):  The final set has gone to 42-42.

Update, 2:16pm: The set is now 44-44 and the match has exceeded eight hours.

Update, 2:53pm:  The set is now 49-49 and now has exceeded eight and a half hours.

Update, 3:22pm: The set is now 53-53 and has now exceeded nine hours.

Update, 4:10pm:  The set is now 59-59 and has been suspended because of darkness.  It will continue tomorrow.  Holy cow...

Update, 12:05pm:  The set has ended in a 70-68 victory for Isner.  What a match!

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1 comment:

conservative generation said...

EPIC! I love tennis and this is one of the greatest matches of all time.