According to the calendar, the opening day of the Championships was the longest day of the year, as it was midsummer. But John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, along with everybody else watching their match on Court 18, might disagree. Records are meant to be broken but the 2 guys on court no 18 at the green lawns of Wimbledon had other plans. The didn’t just shatter the past record for the longest ever match to be played in Tennis history but went so far that it might take another 133 years (Wimbeldon began in 1877) to not break the record but dream of breaking it :D. You could say they are the modern day Gladiators – American JOHN ISNER(23) OF Tampa, Florida and NICOLAS MAHUT of France must have never thought that they would have to wait 3 days to see the result of their first round encounter. Read more... (1073 words, 1 image, estimated 4:18 mins reading time)
When he beat Mark Philippoussis in 2003 it was clear that Federer was no one-hit wonder but no one could have imagined that 14 more would follow. Six years after getting a taste for grand slam titles, Roger Federer returned to the scene of his first major triumph on Sunday to rewrite the record books.
What did they have to say on the win
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“I’m very happy. I don’t know if I’m the happiest person in the world. I don’t think so. I think there’s many happy people out there. Tennis doesn’t do it all for me. There’s more to life than just tennis.”
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Oh !!A Kiss well worth its while … (photos )
It was a day that Federer had been waiting for over 4 years and finally he conquered the French Open title in his 4th attempt. His opponent this time was Soderling who had eased Federer’s path by upsetting the four time champion at Roland Garros Nadal last Sunday in the fourth round. Considering that Federer had a 9-0 record prior to this match he was the firm favourite but Soderling was not to be taken lightly as Soderling not only shocked Nadal — and the entire tennis world — but also beat No. 10 Nikolay Davydenko, No. 12 Fernando Gonzalez and No. 14 David Ferrer. But it was meant to be Federer’s day and not even a court intruder, gusting winds or rain showers could stop the Swiss from sweeping past Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 on Sunday to achieve sporting greatness. Read more... (831 words, 4 images, estimated 3:19 mins reading time)
In one of the greatest upsets in the tournament’s history, the Spanish king of clay slumped to a first ever defeat here having racked up 31 wins in 31 outings since his 2005 debut.Soderling’s stunning victory came just a month after he’d won only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 rout at the Rome Masters, his third defeat in three matches against the world No 1.
But he was man transformed on Sunday with the 24-year-old unleashing a formidable service game and a relentless, pinpoint accurate forehand which forced Nadal to constantly scramble for a foothold in the match. Read more... (430 words, 1 image, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)