Wimbledon Match Shatters Tennis Record

0
454

Records have been broken for all sorts of things. However, this one, made at the 2010 Wimbledon, marked a new record for all tennis matches yet.

 

Records have been broken for all sorts of things. However, this one, made at the 2010 Wimbledon, marked a new record for all tennis matches yet.

 

John Isner of America played Nicolas Mahut of France that lasted what seemed like days. The first four sets were played normally: Isner won the first set 6-4, Mahut won the next two 6-3 and 7-6, and Isner won the last 7-6. During the fifth set Isner and Mahut were neck and neck most of the time causing it to go on many more matches than needed. The match was delayed a couple of times due to dilemmas such as darkness.

 

After eleven hours and five minutes, the match ended with John Isner as the winner. With a score of 70-68, Isner and Mahut broke the record of the longest tennis match in history. "Nothing like this will ever happen again," Isner said as stated by FOX Sports. The fifth set itself took over eight hours to complete and had 138 games.

 

Before this elongated match, the record was made at the 2004 French Open between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement according to Now Public. That match went to 16-14 in the fifth set and lasted six and a half hours. Even though, records can be broken anytime and almost anywhere-even in a tennis match.