Thursday, June 24, 2010

The wonderful world of sport

The sport's longest ever marathon was suspended because of darkness at 59 games apiece - that's fifty-nine, in a format where a set typically goes up to only six games - in the fifth set at Wimbledon.

The first-round match between 23rd-seeded John Isner of the United States and qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France already had been suspended because of fading light the previous night, after the fourth set.

They have now been playing each other for a total of exactly 10 hours - 7 hours, 6 minutes in the fifth set alone, enough to break the full-match record of 6'33", set at the 2004 French Open.

Meanwhile, Paraguay and the All Whites draw 27 all, and in the first cricket test between South Africa and West Indies, South Africa declare at tea on the first day at 3,786 for 1 with Graeme Smith unbeaten on 2,564.

Across the ocean to the USA we go and the fourth round of the USA Golf Open where Tiger Woods shoots 19, after holing in one on every hole apart from the par 3 2nd (only 123 metres) where his tee shot hits the pin and rests inches away.

1 comment:

Inventory2 said...

Very good Gooner! The interesting thing with the tennis, according to a radio report I just heard was that the quality of play has been top-drawer, even in the 108th game of the final set. Isner has apparently served 98 aces and Mahut 94.