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17:09 CST :: 6/23/2010

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http://www.usatoday.com/sports....h_N.htm

Just to quote part of it:

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They have been playing each other for exactly 10 hours 7 hours, 6 minutes in the fifth set alone, enough to break the full-match record of 6:33, set at the 2004 French Open.

Never before in the history of Wimbledon, which first was contested in 1877, had any match singles or doubles, men or women lasted more than 112 games, a mark set in 1969. Isner and Mahut have played more games than that in their fifth set, without a victor, although the American came close: He had four match points but Mahut saved each one.

"He's serving fantastic. I'm serving fantastic. That's really all there is to it," Isner said. "I'd like to see the stats and see what the ace count looks like for both of us."

Well, here they are: Isner has 98 aces, Mahut 95 both eclipsing the previous high in a match at any tournament, 78. All the numbers are truly astounding: There has been 881 points, 612 in the fifth set. Isner has compiled 218 winners, Mahut 217. Isner has only 44 unforced errors, Mahut 37.

And this cannot be emphasized enough: They are not finished.

No one won yet.

The match will continue, stretching into a third day.


This is simply ridiculous. O_O I don't know how many people watch tennis here, but no one has ever heard of anything like this happening before.


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18:10 CST :: 6/23/2010

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i dated a chick that played tennis before, and one of her matches went into 25 rounds of deuce before she finally won. Even that "few" took for-goddamn ever. I knew something like this would happen someday.

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22:41 CST :: 6/23/2010

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Makes me wonder if they're really playing tennis or playing chess  :wtf:

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Quote (adonis_minus_20 @ 23:27 CST :: 12/18/2009)
I think those seagulls could get an S on Witch Doctor, they had good technique ?:D


Quote (Chris Lee @ 03:15 CST :: 12/17/2009)
I wanna kick his ass. I wanna have a son, so I can raise him to kick this guy's ass. Correction: I wanna have a daughter, so I can raise her to kick this guy's ass.


Quote (ShadeLRK @ 22:16 CST :: 12/20/2009)

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12:08 CST :: 6/24/2010

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http://www.usatoday.com/sports....h_N.htm

It's over, after more than 11 hours of play time. Isner wins 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68.



Think Mahut looks pissed off enough? :P


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12:21 CST :: 6/24/2010

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I had a feeling it would end "relatively quickly" after they both rested.  :P

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01:00 CST :: 6/25/2010

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I'm guessing Mahut would be the one in the middle <.<
11hours?

I thought it would last until 15 =/
Still..
11..

No way is youtube gonna' allow anyone to upload that tennis match =P
I bet all the fans that went there to tape the match were, like, "zOMG! Not enough memory space!"


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Quote (adonis_minus_20 @ 23:27 CST :: 12/18/2009)
I think those seagulls could get an S on Witch Doctor, they had good technique ?:D


Quote (Chris Lee @ 03:15 CST :: 12/17/2009)
I wanna kick his ass. I wanna have a son, so I can raise him to kick this guy's ass. Correction: I wanna have a daughter, so I can raise her to kick this guy's ass.


Quote (ShadeLRK @ 22:16 CST :: 12/20/2009)

overdeath: where are you from? do you play pump?
me: I'm from mexico
overdeath: okay you DO play pump

09:43 CST :: 6/29/2010

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I don't play tennis, but I can imagine what it's like to run left-right-front-back for 11 hours :D must be like playing Mr Larpus NM 11 times, lol

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16:42 CST :: 6/29/2010

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Quote (ndre @ 09:43 CST :: 6/29/2010)
I don't play tennis, but I can imagine what it's like to run left-right-front-back for 11 hours :D must be like playing Mr Larpus NM 11 times, lol

1100 times is more like it, seeing as how wide and long a court is.

At least these people were still SERVING ACES (i.e. pitching no-hitters) regularly at more than 9 hours into the match, so they didn't have to run so much there. :P


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