Tweets of the Week – An Isner/Mahut tennis special
For a brief couple of hours yesterday the World Cup was overshadowed by the amazing events unfolding on Wimbledon’s Court 18.
The first-round match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut trickled into a fifth set which is yet to be concluded after a staggering nine hours and 58 minutes.
The pair have broken the record for the longest tennis match ever in terms of time, number of games and the longest set.
The fifth set alone broke the record for the previous longest match which stood at six hours and 33 minutes.
Here is what the professionals made of the match on Twitter.
Pat Cash: “Unbelievable Mahut and Isner 59 -59 in the 5th set!!! 10 hrs so far what a day at Wimb Dent fastest serve ever at Wimbledon 148 mph.”
Bob Bryan: “We are witnessing history and there seems to be no end in sight!”
Greg Rusedski: “You cannot be serious! 59 all in the 5th and seven hours later still not finished lets hope one player can atleast get to 100 aces.”
Jamie Murray: “Shambles of a match on court 18!!!! Hurry up and finish guys!”
Caroline Wozniacki: “the Isner – Mahut game?? 59-59 in the fifth set. They are finishing tomorrow! Crazy!!!”
Laura Robson: “Isner vs Mahut currently 34-34 in the 5th set. I’m tired just watching!”
Serena Williams: “All I can say about John Isners match- WOW”
Andy Roddick: “really really cant believe the match that took place….. will never ever ever happen again… unreal!”
Andy Murray: “This is why tennis is one of the toughest sports in the world, this will never ever be matched again”
John Isner : “feels like a million bucks!!!”