Wimbledon 2010 Forum

6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68

70-68. That’s a basketball score right? Or a Saints v Sydney game?

Vital statistics
Match duration: 11 hours, five minutes
Fifth set duration: Eight hours, 11 minutes
Total number of games: 183
Fifth set number of games: 138
Total number of points: 980
Isner aces: 112
Mahut aces: 103
Combined aces: 215
Isner winners: 246
Mahut winners: 244

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut have guaranteed themselves a place in history by taking tennis into new realms of endurance, tolerance and patience.

Meanwhile, Aussie Anastasia and Aussie Jarmila follow in the tradition of Aussie Hana and continue to fly the flag amongst the strawberries and cream.

Feel free to add your thoughts on the action at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

A. Roddick lost to Yen-Hsun Lu 4-6, 7-6(7-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-7(7-5), 9-7

Lu was a chicken farmer in an earlier life. But now he’s in the Wimbledon Quarter Final.

Lleyton Hewitt lost to Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Lleyton had his chances, but bows out once again.

Comments

  1. Total number of points: 980? Why couldn’t it have gone just 20 points longer!

    Isner is now set to battle Thiemo de Bakker, who beat his opponent 16-14 in the fifth set! Apparently a commentator said after de Bakker’s match “Whoever plays de Bakker next will have an advantage as he will be severely fatigued from this match”.

  2. I hope Bernard Tomic doesn’t complain about a long game of Tennis again.

  3. Pamela Sherpa says:

    Well said Josh.

  4. Haha Josh, can’t see anyone complaining now.

  5. Steve Healy says:

    Where does Isner rank in the tallest tennis players of all time at 206cms?

  6. Behind Ivo Karlovic for one – he’s 208cm.

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