The match started on Tuesday, lasted all day Wednesday, and will hopefully come to an end on Thursday and thereafter it will be in memories of all sports admirers who were more than just proud to witness the freak and surreal stalemate.
In the most mind-boggling encounter ever witnessed on a tennis court, or maybe even in the sporting world, Isner and Mahut sent statisticians scrambling and caused the scoreboard to malfunction as they fought toe-to-toe for 10 hours in the longest ever tennis match.
Incredibly as the sun set over Court 18, they staggered out of the All England Club at 2110 local time with their first-round match still undecided and the fifth set locked at 59-all.
The battle started on Tuesday, lasted all day Wednesday, will hopefully conclude on Thursday and will live long in the memory of those lucky enough to witness the freak, surreal stalemate.
“Seriously… doesn’t anyone have to pee? Umpires included?” Andy Roddick Tweeted as he watched the final set drag on for seven hours and six minutes.
The fifth set alone eclipsed the record for the longest ever completed match at six hours and 33 minutes.
It was meant to be a day when Federer, who had a narrow escape in the first round, was supposed to prove that he is still the undisputed king of Wimbledon, but again he failed to convince.
Fans wanted to see more of the tennis heroes but the supervisor stepped on court and signaled with his hands to call it the day.
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