Epic Wimbledon Match Extends Into Third Day
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The longest match in tennis history will resume on Thursday.
America's John Isner and France's Nicolas Mahut have been playing for a total of 10 hours in an epic battle at Wimbledon. Today's play was suspended for darkness at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon. Isner and Mahut began playing on Tuesday, and were stopped in the middle of the 4th set at sundown.
Wednesday's singular set reached 7 hours and 6 minutes, enough to break the full-match record of 6:33, set at the 2004 French Open.
In other sports news, after an exhilerating goal in the 91st minute by Landon Donovan, the US soccer team triumphed against Algeria to win 1-0 in Wednesday's world cup match. This ensures the US will proceed to the next round, along with England, which beat Slovenia 1-0 on Wednesday as well.