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post #1 of 25
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so far it is over 8 hours and 44-44 in the 5th set. Over 150 aces let alone all the other records that have been set. Isner vs. Mahut. It is like a baseball game going into the 70th inning or 25 overtimes in football. I am sure others can come up with better comparisons but this in redonculous. 

post #2 of 25

This isn't a tennis match - it's a death march!  Unbelievable!  56-56!

post #3 of 25
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I have never seen any sporting event to close to this. EVER.

 

These guys should win/share any and all "Sportsmen of the year" awards that awarded this year. 

post #4 of 25

59-59 and play suspended.  over 180 aces between them both.  I don't know how either of them will be able to play tomorrow or how the winner will have anything to give in their next match.

post #5 of 25

10 hours of tennis and they were still cranking serves at 120 mph.  Just unreal.

post #6 of 25

I have no idea why but both ESPN 1 *and* 2 are showing the World Cup! I mean, I like watching Work Cup, but WTF? (Think they left the Isner match at about 40 all.) And I can't get espn3.com, because my service provider (Time Warner Cable) isn't on the supported provider list! Argh!!

 

I guess Tennis Channel will have a recap, maybe show the last 30 games, ;-), tonight. For now just checking scores on the Tennis Warehouse board.

 

It is truly amazing. In circumstances like this one player usually gets tight. They're just going for it, guttting it out!

 

Epic indeed!!  ;-)

post #7 of 25

FWIW, I am not much of a tennis watcher, but all the chatter today and me with no tv coverage of it in my office was making me a bit nutz.

 

This has to be good for Tennis.

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59-59 and play suspended.  over 180 aces between them both.  I don't know how either of them will be able to play tomorrow or how the winner will have anything to give in their next match.


That's the thing ... and originally, their next match was supposed to be tomorrow, and now they won't even finish this until tomorrow. Sometimes they make players double up, but I can't imagine they'd make them do that tomorrow. Messes up the schedule, but this is unprecedented. (Thank goodness, lol)

 

I bet they are sick of looking at each other. ;-)

post #9 of 25

Roddick and Younes El Aynaoui went to 21-19 in an Australian Open match several years ago. That was a fantastic match, and exhausting just to watch. This Isner-Mahut deal is so far beyond that it really is just ridiculous!

 

If you had a 5 set match with 5 7-6 tiebreak sets that's 65 games. They just suspended play due to darkness with the score tied 59-59 in the fifth set! 118 games in the fifth set alone!!

 

Wayyyy beyond belief!

post #10 of 25

treat it like 'football'... call it a draw and give everyone a ribbon for participating. maybe one of them could fake an injury first...

post #11 of 25
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treat it like 'football'... call it a draw and give everyone a ribbon for participating. maybe one of them could fake an injury first...

And who advances to the next round?

 

The closest thing I can think of as a comparison is running a marathon and being tied after the 26th mile and running another 40 miles and you are still tied....
 

post #12 of 25
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And who advances to the next round?


 


I don't think it matters, anyway -- pencil in Thiemo de Bakker for the 4th round. 

post #13 of 25
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game on.

post #14 of 25

Anyone have a link to on line video of this?

post #15 of 25
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Anyone have a link to on line video of this?


http://espn.go.com/espn3/index/_/sport/tennis/view/upcoming/#

post #16 of 25

ESPN 2 is scheduled to show tennis at noon easter time.

 

You can get a live scoreboard and "radio wimbledon" which is currently broadcasting the Isner/Mahut (court 18) match at www.wimbledon.org. It's 64-64 right now!

post #17 of 25

Isner wins 70-68. Unreal.

post #18 of 25
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Isner wins 70-68. Unreal.


Wait, I thought that was Lakers-Celtics score

post #19 of 25
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Isner wins 70-68. Unreal.

They gave up and just did Rock, Paper Scissors

post #20 of 25
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I don't think it matters, anyway -- pencil in Thiemo de Bakker for the 4th 3rd round. 

I might take this back, since they played a relatively short time today. If he'd had to play another best-of-5 today, that would be trouble. But they played a "mere" 20 games today. Lots of rest time. ha ha ha

 

Also, I didn't realize they were just on their first round, some players had already finished two rounds. Yeesh.
 

post #21 of 25

I was just checking in on this.

Did I read it right ........

183 games to complete the first round?!!!!!!

post #22 of 25
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I was just checking in on this.

Did I read it right ........

183 games to complete the first round?!!!!!!


Yes, and 23 games to complete (exit) the second round ... poor kid.

post #23 of 25

And not a single ace in his second round!

 

As historic as it was, the bottom line is that both of them had great serves and lack of ability to break serve.  Neither had a great return game.  So it was just hold serve, hold serve, hold serve - ad nauseum.

 

post #24 of 25

Isner looked wasted.  He played like he was still 'hung-over' from his first match - no big surprise there, as he nearly played three matches just to finish his first.  I doubt that Mahut would have fared any better.

post #25 of 25

He said he had no skin left on his pinky toes, his feet were a mess.

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