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 . 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.