Let’s have a glimpse of longest ever Wimbledon match played between John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut in 2010. For those who watch tennis often, an average three-set match will last about an hour and a quarter, 30-40 minutes per set. But, if you put a top seed against someone new, it can be quick. If you have two players playing on par, it is possible for the match to last a bit longer. In fact, if it’s a major tournament, like Wimbledon, then we might be allowed to watch a fifth set.
It is frustrating for both the players and the fans when a tennis match is halted or paused. Fans can become anxious and impatient while players lose their rhythm and momentum. This can sometimes shift when the game resumes.
For example, Tim Henman led Goran Ivanisevic (7-6, 6-0) in the 2001 Wimbledon semifinals. But rain did not spoil the match. Ivanisevic won the match after three days. Ironically, Ivanisevic was the one who helped to unveil the roof on Court 1 in 2019.
Watch Full Match John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut (Longest Ever Match)
Wimbledon’s longest tennis match
John Isner, world number 24, is most well-known to fans in Great Britain and anyone looking for information about such things. He was best known for his incredible match with Nicolas Mahut on Court 18 of Wimbledon 2010. The match lasted 11 hours and five mins, with Isner (then number 24) winning 6-4, 3-6.6-7, 7-6.70, 70-68 in an incredible final set at Wimbledon 2010.
The 665-minute win was spread over three days, beginning on 22 June and ending on 24 June,. Play had to be stopped twice because of a lack natural light. Many people were delighted by the large serves and needed many more strawberry and cream refills.Each player fired more than 100 aces, and there were 168 consecutive serves.
The electronic scoreboard stopped working at 47-47 in set due to the unusual nature of the match length. It was not programmed to keep scores beyond this point, which is quite understandable.
In the 138th game, the American broke Mahut’s serve to win and advanced to the second round of this prestigious tournament. The fifth set lasted 8 hours 11 minutes and was slightly longer than the average match length that I have mentioned.In the 138th game, the American broke Mahut’s serve to win and advanced to the second round of this prestigious tournament. The fifth set lasted 8 hours 11 minutes and was slightly longer than the average match length that I have mentioned.
— Nico Mahut (@nmahut) June 22, 2020
Two Years ago Nicolas Mahut tweeted to congratulate John Isner on their 10th anniversary of memorable longest ever match in wimbledon.
It’s been more than 12 years but this record of longest ever match is not broken yet. So, it’s necessary we remember those moments by having a replay of match. Also, appreciate them for this great ever match.