Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Outstanding ovation...

LOL! Basketball at Wimbledon, I think. American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut have just got probably the best ovation ever heard on Court 18...or on most of the other courts! Clearly, judging by the fact that this match will go into it's third day (how many times do you say that about tennis?) they don't want to leave the courts...they "tore up the record books at Wimbledon as their epic first-round contest became the longest in tennis history".[BBC]
"The match was locked at 59-59 in the final set after 10 hours of play when it was suspended because of bad light."
Update: Thursday 4:50pm:  John Isner finally brings it to an end by winning: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 (one for the pub quizzes). Not sure John will be up for further rounds...or either of them up for doubles or mixed doubles if they had them planned!

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Paul said...

Funnily enough somebody was saying on the radio last week that tennis is one of the few games where once you get into the groove you can play for hours with little physical discomfort.

Even I watched some of it last night during a footie break.

Span Ows said...

Unbelievable. I heard that some tourists were turfed out of their seats to allow a couple of tennis celebrities to show their faces in the crowd (John M and Tracey A, court 18!...when was the last time)