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And it’s over on Court 18. June 24, 2010

Posted by phoenixaeon in Neil Gaiman, tennis, Wimbledon.

And that image says it all… Except the actual score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68. Amazing! But you have to feel for Nicolas Mahut. The man played his heart out as he was continually on the catch up. And the records broken?

  • Longest match in tennis history: 11 hours and five minutes
  • Longest set in tennis history: 8 hours and 11 minutes
  • Most number of games played in a single set: 138 games
  • Most number of games played in the match: 183 games
  • Most number of aces in a match by an individual player: 112 aces
  • Most number of aces in a match: 215 aces

I am so glad I had the opportunity to watch it to it’s conclusion. Some of the points were fabulous and the match as a whole was amazing. I’m not sure there’ll be a game that can compare to it. Ever!


And in other non-tennis news, Neil Gaiman has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book. It’s the only book to have been awarded both the Carnegie and the Newbery Medal.

Congratulations, Mr. Gaiman.



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