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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Longest Tennis Match in the history

the Longest tennis match in the history happened in 2010 Wimbledon. John Isner of United States won the battle against Nicholas Mahut of France on the first round of Wimbledon. It took about 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three days (June 22-24). It lasted so long due to being suspended because of Darkness in two nights. We all know that tennis don't deal with time limits. The score of the tennis marathon was6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), "70-68" in the final set. We got a new world don't even remember what was the record before that, I think it was Mcenroe versus someone.
I play a lot of Tennis, and to hear something like this is insane..hehe.
John Isner did not pass the second round and was actually taken out quickly (6-0 6-3 6-2) by Thiemmo de Bakker. I guess its understandable how much the match took out of him. At least his not leaving Wimbledon empty handed, he's name is in the history as the winner of the longest tennis match.
here's a video of John isner guesting on David Letterman
"Top ten thoughts on his mind during match...hilarious"