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Wimbledon In Pictures: Day 3 – Nicolas Mahut And John Isner’s Zombie Tennis

by | 23rd, June 2010

AT Wimbledon, France’s Nicolas Mahut and USA’s John Isner played the longest match in Wimbledon history – the longest match in pro tennis history.

The umpire passed games 12-17 eating a plate of fish and chips and sipping a sweet chablis.

By game 39, seven people in the crowd had celebrated birthdays and two had died.

At game 65, your writer thought he saw Cliff Richard making ready to sing. But some salts, a restorative cigarette and the hallucinations stopped.

At game 100, we looked forward to the umpire saying “one-hun-drerrrrrd” in the manner of darts announcer. He failed. He may never get the chance again.

At game 107, the umpire loses all feeling in his legs and the line judge is seen to mouth “Get the *** on with it”. Game 108 arrives Mahut realises that EastEnders has finished. He will play on. There is always the omnibus.

Zombie Tennis resumes tomorrow… It’s 59-59.

First one to wake up tomorrow wins!

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Franc'es Nicolas Mahut in action with USA's John Isner during Day Three of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.



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