After the first announcement a month or so ago that Queen Elizabeth II would be making her first appearance at Wimbledon in over 30 years, rumors swirled over what would happen, who who play in front of her on Centre Court and what it could mean for the sport. And although today’s pomp and circumstance didn’t go off without a hitch as tennis royalty met with HRH briefly before she sat down to watch Andy Murray dismiss Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets, the real drama took place on Court 18 as John Isner and Nicolas Mahut resumed their marathon match in hopes of finding a winner. It’s hard to upstage the Queen of England but a lanky kid from Greensboro, North Carolina may have just done that after winning a match that will engrave his name in the tennis history books forever. Continue reading
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What other adjectives can I use that haven’t already been taken? Epic. Outstanding. Ridiculous.
Sure other players won today including Roger Federer who was tested again by qualifier Ilija Bozoljac while Venus Williams took out red hot Ekaterina Makarova, but it was a match that ended yesterday and that also ended tonight at 59-59 all in the final set with no winner in sight that has become not only the tennis match of the tournament, not only the match of the year, but one for all time. But even if a winner finally emerges (or collapses) tomorrow, will it even matter considering the physical and mental toll it could cost him the rest of the season? Continue reading