thanks, john and nicolas!

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Wimbledon 2010, 1st round. John Isner d. Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

Everything’s already been said about this match; every emotion, expressed; every statistic, calculated and printed.

So all I will say is: Thanks, Isner and Mahut, for showing the world that tennis is a noble sport where guys will fight to the finish. Much like what that marathon final between Nadal and Federer did for our sport, your epic fifth set has become water cooler talk even for folks who have no interest in tennis.

Draw: Up next for John is Thiemo De Bakker.

(image via Getty Images)

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One Response to “thanks, john and nicolas!”

  1. Yahya Shah Says:

    In last year’s Wimbledon, The long set between Roddick and Federer was so exhilarating, this was too much tennis to handle. But hats off to both players for surviving so long. Its amazing how Isner served 112 aces in the match!

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