Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Longest Match EVER!!!!

Go John!
4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7) 6-7(3-7), 59-59



This is the craziest match ever between John Isner (USA 6 ft 9 in) and Nicolas Mahut (France). I wish I could watch it at work, but they have World Cup going on. Yeah, I am not that into World Cup. So the big deal is that for the men they have to win 3 out of 5 sets, each set is won by the first one to 6 games and you have to win by 2, so you can win 7-5. But in the first four sets if you get to 6-6 it is settled by a tie breaker, again you have to win by 2 points. But then if you get to the 5th and final set you don't get to play a tie breaker, you have to play the games out and win by 2.

This historic match is in the 5th set and the game count is 59-59. I think my feet would be bleeding. These guys started on Tuesday, and because Wimbledon does not have lighting to play at night, and an 11:00 curfew, so due to poor visibility these guys have to come back tomorrow. WOW!

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