John Isner V Nicolas Mahut
Can anyone believe the match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut??
I am absolutely in awe of the way they both managed to hold their nerve and keep their game at such a high level for so long!! I couldn’t believe the way they kept willing themselves to deliver such commanding service feats hour after hour after hour!!
Three service breaks in 188 games in over 11 hours! Both served over 100 aces. The stats are amazing!!
When you think about all of the gruelling five setters over the years and see how tired the players are at the end of them, it makes you realise how amazing this effort is.
Consider a standard tough five set match of 4 tie breaks and 10 - 8 in the fifth. It will have a total of, maybe, 66 games and the players would be totally spent. This game was like playing 3 of those in a row!
Congratulations to both players. It was a shame someone had to be defeated.