Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tennis History

Today was the end of the longest match in tennis history. It lasted 3 days (11 hours & 5 minutes) & I don't think this record will ever be broken. John Isner (USA) defeated Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. Wimbledon doesn't have a tiebreaker in the final set & you have to win by 2 games. There were 138 games in the last set ... that's CRAZY!

The shortest set was 29 minutes & the final set was 491 minutes (over 8 hours)!!! These stats are NUTS!!!

Since I don't go to Wimbledon anymore, here's my shot of 6'9" John Isner from the 2009 US Open that ran in Sports Illustrated.

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