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Tennis Milestone: Longest Game

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

john-isner.jpgWimbledon tennis this week saw the “longest tennis match ever”, that “would not end”, as America’s John Isner (picture) defeated Nicolas Mahut of France, after a fifth set finished at 70-68.

With no tie-breakers at Wimbledon they played for 11 hours and 5 minutes, stretched over three days, ending on Thursday (24.6.10), at 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68.

An exhausted John Isner was next day eliminated in a straight sets defeat by Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.

The Australians Jarmila Groth and Lleyton Hewitt have qualified for the fourth round, to play for places in the final eight of their competitions – Groth to meet Venus Williams.

Samantha Stosur of Australia and the Italian player who defeated her in the final of the French Open, Francesca Schiavone, (See EUAustralia, “Grand Slam: Still not this time …”, 5.6.10), have both been eliminated at Wimbledon.

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John Isner at the Legg-Mason Classic, johnisnertennis,com

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