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Isner v Mahut [Jun. 23rd, 2010|09:22 pm]
Tony Grist
I started watching Isener v Mahut at tea-time. They'd already been playing a very long time. Since then every relevant record has tumbled. Mahut is bouncing round the court like a little elf and Isner is lumbering and swaying but still hitting the necessary winners. Extraordinary.

And now play has been suspended for bad light at 59 all in the final set. They'll be back tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: ingenious76
2010-06-23 08:34 pm (UTC)
Apparently the match has lasted now for nine and half hours. Edberg and Chang were on court for five and a half at the US open in 1992, but this is unbelievable!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-06-23 09:57 pm (UTC)
It's the longest tennis match in history- and it's not even over yet.....
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2010-06-23 09:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-06-24 08:56 am (UTC)
McEnroe was saying last night that they should change the rules so it never happens again. There was something cruel about it- gladitorial....
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