Wednesday, June 23, 2010

John Isner

John Isner is one of the two players involved in the longest tennis match in history.  His competitor is Nicolas Mahut.  They are both playing at Wimbledon and will continue their match tomorrow, marking the match's third day.

From an earlier article:

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...

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Cheat codes said...

I've been watching him play since his freshmen days at Georgia, but why are people making such a big deal out of him??

Cheat codes said...

You will see him jump to the top of the rankings in a short period of time, you will see his game as good as it is now get even better.