Tennis Match - John Isner and Nicholas Mahut sets
WIMBLEDON, UK -- American John Isner and
French Nicolas Mahut made history at Wimbledon after
playing a 186-game epic across three day on the lawns of Wimbledon
- setting the new world record for the Longest
(Professional) Tennis Match.
The final set alone went for 8:11 hours.
This was far longer than the previous one that had lasted
for 6:33 hours. All previous world records have been pulverized.
In total John served 112 aces while Nicolas fired 103.
John said: "I was tired. But when you come
out and play a match like this in this atmosphere you don't
feel tired — even though that's exactly what we both were.
The crowd was fantastic.”
Talking of his opponent Nicolas, John said: “What
more can I say, the guy's a warrior. It's too bad someone
had to lose. But I'm proud to share the day with Nicolas.
It was an absolute honor. Maybe down the road we'll meet again
— but it won't go 70-68."
"Years from now, when I think about
the 2010 Wimbledon tournament, the word that will always spring
to mind is non-stop. I'll have a lasting bond with Nicolas
We weren't great friends before the match,
but obviously have so much respect for each other and one
day I'm sure we'll sit down and laugh about it.
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