HISTORY MAKING MATCH AT WIMBLEDON!!!!.......AND IT'S TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW!

  • johnoc

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    Jun 23, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Short version - Match between American John Isner and French player Nicholas Mahut stopped yesterday night due to darkness after splitting 4 sets....
    Today - 5th set begins.........No breaks in serve and it's NOW stopped again due to darkness after almost 7 hours tied at 59 - 59!!! The scoreboard stopped working at 47 - 47!
    It's just incredible. 10 hours total.
    To put it into perspective - Roddick, Venus and Federer played their matches in less time.
    There is no tie break in the 5th set at the Slams - the Australian, French or Wimbledon. Only at the U.S. Open uses a 5th set tie break.
    They play again tomorrow with the Queen visiting Centre Court while they are on court 18.

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    Jun 24, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    I was lucky enough to catch the last hour of play while running at the gym. What a great match! Both guys were exhausted - and I can't wait for tomorrow!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 24, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    OK if anyone is hot and sexy and likes to talk after sex, you can lay in bed and explain the scoring thing in tennis. I have no clue. Being gay, I'm excused from knowing the rules of any sport. I only perk up when I see a hot grunting spanish man with a nice ass, and hear the commentator say "love."
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    Jun 24, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    UNBELIEVABLE!!! Can't wait to catch the highlights! Thanks for posting this! I usually watch all the grand slams but havent been able to this year...
  • johnoc

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    Jun 24, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidOK if anyone is hot and sexy and likes to talk after sex, you can lay in bed and explain the scoring thing in tennis. I have no clue. Being gay, I'm excused from knowing the rules of any sport. I only perk up when I see a hot grunting spanish man with a nice ass, and hear the commentator say "love."



    You mean Felicano Lopez? OMG!

    http://www.tennis.com/galleries/players_image.aspx?image=15946&text=Feliciano+Lopez

    Dunno why the pic won't show....will try to post it - any tips???

    Thank you Erik for the tip!!

    Cincinnati
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    Jun 24, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
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    Jun 24, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    I watched a good amount of the fifth set so far and I couldn't believe how well they were still playing after being on court for so long. It was amazing to see! I can't wait to see who wins the match!
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    Jun 24, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    I almost choked when I saw that score. 7+ hours for a set. Good lord. That's my entire workday fightin' in a tennis match...but only one set for goodness sakes!!

    And, yes, Feliciano Lopez is a hottie. But I loves me some Fernando Verdasco much more.

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    And Carlos Moya

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    Jun 24, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    Here is the play by play article of the match from tennis.com


    http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=6146&zoneid=4
  • hartfan

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    Jun 24, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    It finally ends. After 3 days, 11 hours, and a combined 215 aces and 490 winners, John Isner has defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. It was truly a match for the ages, completely and utterly shattering all previous records in tennis. This match deserved all the hype, and both of them are great players to be playing as long as they did and as well as they did. I can't help feeling a little bit sorry for Mahut. And this is only the first round match for Isner!
  • johnoc

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    Jun 24, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    hartfan saidIt finally ends. After 3 days, 11 hours, and a combined 215 aces and 490 winners, John Isner has defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. It was truly a match for the ages, completely and utterly shattering all previous records in tennis. This match deserved all the hype, and both of them are great players to be playing as long as they did and as well as they did. I can't help feeling a little bit sorry for Mahut. And this is only the first round match for Isner!


    Thanks for the updating!
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    Jun 25, 2010 12:32 PM GMT
    I was so happy to see Isner lost today, and lost badly! Let's get him out of there, please. So mad at him for beating Andy Roddick at the USOpen last year.
  • hartfan

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    Jun 25, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    For anyone who wants to relive this epic match:

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5325354