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Old 24th June 2010, 12:59   #1
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Default Marathon Match at Wimbledon 2010

Did you guys happen to know that history is being created at Wimbledon 2010 where a marathon match between John Isner and Nikolas Mahut has entered the third day. The scores at the end of second day was 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7) 6-7(3-7), 59-59.
Some facts on the match:
1) After the second day's match both the players could hardly stand.
2) Total no of games played till now is mind boggling 118
3) 10 hrs of play - Longest in the history of Wimbledon previous record 6 hrs 9 mins
4) Max aces served, a total of 98 - earlier record was 78.
5) Match not being played on the centre court.

Thats something extraordinary isn't it. God help the loser of this match and hope the winner would be able to play for the rest of the tournament. Its seems the Queen of England is supposed to visit the court today to witness the match.
Would any Indian tennis player have survived this gruelling match. I doubt it.
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Holy Cow
That's awesome !
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I think these guys will be so exhausted after already playing for more than 10 hours, that I doubt the guy who wins will advance much further. But nice way to write yourselves into the History books .
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Hope wimbledon doesn't change the rules of the last set clear 2 game difference to win after this match. I hate it when the last set ends in a tie-breaker in the slams.
But man, this seems to be mother of all matches. The guy winning this (even the loser) will probably steal the limelight for sometime from the tournament winner and runner I guess!
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Ghodlur, thanks for starting this thread - the news was probably in the paper today but I didn't notice it.

Any idea what time it is likely to be telecast today? Might be worth missing some football for.
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And the match continues:

64-63 in favour of Isner!

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/index.html

(Court 18)

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Smile John Isner finally wins the Marathon match at Wimbledon

The marathon match finally ends with Isner winning it 70-68 in the fifth set, a well deserved win after the gruelling 11 hrs 5 min session which exhausted both the players. Isner set a new record for 118 aces which for a very long long time would not be broken unless these two guys meet again, hopefully. The fifth setter went on for a record 8 hrs+.
My heartfelt sympathies to Nicolas Mahut who was absolutely distraught on losing the mother of all matches.
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What a match !

This match is the best example of indicating as to how blazing the desire is for each player to win a match at Wimbledon ! Hope Isner lifts the crown.
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The worst part is after the marathon match neither Isner nor Mahut get any rest, they have to play their next match today. Albeit Isner's spirits would be high, hope his body supports him for the game. Mahut though dejected with the loss will be playing a mixed doubles match, wish he wins there.
I doubt that the queens presence at Wimbledon had any effect on their game which ended yesterday
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Woooaahhh!!! Their last set alone itself broke the last longest match record!!!
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