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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Longest tennis match in history suspended due to darkness...for the second time

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The longest game in tennis history has come to a stop -- for now.

John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and Nicolas Mahut of France, who have been battling it out on the lawns at Wimbledown for over two days, will resume their epic match again Thursday.

The match was suspended Wednesday night at 59-all, due to darkness.

This is the second time the match has been suspended it was first paused on Tuesday night because of darkness after four sets, and resumed Wednesday. Isner and Mahut played more than 80 games in the fifth set alone.

The first-round match, which has gone on more than 9 1/2 hours, broke the record of 6 hours, 33 minutes, set in a 2004 French Open match.

Isner and Mahut have played a total of 118 games so far.
To explain, most sets that are tied 6-6 are decided by a tiebreak, which is a mini-game to 7 points where one competitor must win by two points. At Wimbeldon there is no tiebreak in the 5th set, an adherence to a century old tradition, and thus they play until one competitor wins the set by two games.

The ladies playing in the World Cup would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 04:33 PM
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Just heard about this on ESPN after watching a movie. Incredible!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 09:46 PM
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They need to just say fuck it, throw the rackets down, go to the net and settle it with rock, paper, scissors
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 06:36 AM
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They need to just say fuck it, throw the rackets down, go to the net and settle it with rock, paper, scissors
That's basically what'll happen. I'm sure both sides are exhausted.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 07:41 AM
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Pretty wild. I had set the DVR to watch Roddicks match and got a lot of this match (up until 41-41 I think it was). Both guys looked exhausted, especially big Isner.

Glad Roddick won. Hoping he make a run like last year, but win this time.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 07:43 AM
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Haha heard about this on espn as well.... damn what a long match 10 hours already?! crazy.

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