Isner-Mahut, the longest match

All has already been said about the famous Isner/Mahut match, the match that wouldn’t end, the match that broke all records.

Match duration: 11 hours, five minutes
Fifth set duration: Eight hours, 11 minutes
Total number of games: 183
Number of games in fifth set: 138
Total number of points: 980
Isner aces: 112
Mahut aces: 103
Combined aces: 215
Isner winners: 246
Mahut winners: 244

Isner after his marathon victory:

This one’s obviously going to stick with me, probably for the rest of my life. It’s better than a dream because you can’t even dream of something like this. You can dream of winning a match 22-20, maybe 34-32, but not 70-68. In the back of my mind was, as I’m sure it was with him: “I don’t want to be on the losing side of this”

Wimbledon organizers recently unveiled a plaque outside Court 18 honoring the participants of the longest match in tennis history.

Court 18

A few pics of Wimbledon Court 18 I took 2 weeks ago during a Wimbledon guided tour (will talk about it soon) :

Wimbledon Court 18

Wimbledon Court 18

Wimbledon Court 18

Court 18

Wimbledon Court 18

And just one year after their epic encounter, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut have been drawn together in the first round at Wimbledon 2011!

Isner:

It’s going to be pretty nuts. I couldn’t believe it. I joked with him earlier in the week, last week, and said, ‘Watch us play each other.’ And he said, ‘No, there’s no way. That’s not even funny.’

I wonder if they will play on Court 18 again or on Centre Court, they do deserve it.

Will it be another five sets thriller or a routine straight sets win? Please share your thoughts.

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