Longest Tennis Match Ever:Wimbledon 2010 – John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut
Longest Tennis Match Ever:Wimbledon 2010 – John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut – If you’ve ever watched tennis before then you know how tiring the sport can appear to be. If you’ve ever played tennis before then you know just how exhausting the sport truly is. Long games can seem to last for ages and at the Wimbledon which took place on Wednesday, the American professional tennis player, John Isner held an amazing battle against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. The entire match lasted for more than seven hours making the event the longest tennis match ever. More importantly, the match isn’t even over yet. The game will resume on Thursday when the players have had adequate time to rest and prepare.
A full ten hours after their Wimbledon tennis match on Tuesday, John Isner the American and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut knew they had to face each other once again on Wednesday. Both players were flushed with red faces, sweat and they appeared to be barely making it around the tennis court. Each time the ball was hit it would be quickly returned back to the other before you could even track the ball. As soon as the sun began to fall the officials knew that the match was going to be delayed until a better time. Obviously the players couldn’t play in the dark and with tennis matches normally held in daylight, the court was not setup with the proper lighting for a night game.
The match was officially suspended when you could no longer see the ball in the dark. The score was 59-all and it’s set to continue on Thursday. Scott Bordon, an observer to the match said that “The fifth set on its own was longer than any other game in history at this point. It’s pretty extraordinary.”
Isner won with the following score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.