John Isner's a Day Short at Wimbledon

Published on 04-Jul-2016 by Alan Adamsson
Tennis / Tennis Daily Review

No overtime. Just sudden death ... or wishing for it.

Dude stands 6-10, so it's tough to say he's short on anything.

But as long matches go, John Isner fell short in this one.

The American will forever go down in Wimbledon history as the victor in 2010, when he bested ongoing sublot second banana Nicolas Mahut in a match for the ages:

  • Result: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68
  • Time: 11 hours, 5 minutes over the course of three days

That'd be a hard one to top.

And at this year's Wimbledon, he didn't.

But it wasn't for an unitentional lack of trying.

Isner and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga got tangled up in a five-set mini-marathon that had all the trappings of mind-numbing tennis, but in only the second day, it came down to this point:

Basically, that was the highlight.

Pretty vanilla, except for the test of human endurance. And Isner outdid this in 2010.

Dudes should've gotten creative, like these four did last year:

On the bright side for Isner, while Tsonga was forced to recover in time for the next round, he'd be able to spend his stronger American dollars in Brexit-hexed London.

He could maybe even hang out with Novak Djokovic and Stan Warwrinka, who also have extra time on their hands these next two weeks.

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