Posted 4 years ago

Whoooooaaaa - That was one long tennis match!

After 11 hours and five absorbing minutes on court, John Isner wrote his name into the record books as the winner of the sport’s longest ever battle when the giant American finally clinched the epic three-day, 183-game thriller 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68.

After the two men resumed on Thursday at 59-59 in the fifth set with exactly 10 hours on the clock, the conclusion came an hour and five minutes into the third day when Isner threaded a backhand pass up the line. The final shot of the match handed the 23rd seed what had proved an elusive break of serve that finally brought to an end an eight-hour, 11-minute final set. 

A tired John Isner

Vital statistics
Match duration: 11 hours, five minutes
Fifth set duration: Eight hours, 11 minutes
Total number of games: 183
Fifth set number of games: 138
Total number of points: 980
Isner aces: 112
Mahut aces: 103
Combined aces: 215
Isner winners: 246
Mahut winners: 244

Whooooo!!

I feel sorry for Mahut though. Unfortunately, there could be only one winner!

Posted 4 years ago

shine-like-the-moonlight:

Shakira - Waka Waka

Official Song - FIFA World Cup 2010

Posted 4 years ago

Who’s your pick?

So the FIFA World Cup 2010 finally starts tomorrow. who do you think is going to take away this African edition home?

My pick?

The Euro Champs Spain…

What about you??

Posted 4 years ago

Waka Waka!

the FIFA World Cup 2010 official song!! wooohooo the fun starts tomorrow!

Posted 4 years ago
Look Up … because that is where you are! [:

Look Up … because that is where you are! [:

Posted 4 years ago

Hope - Perseverance - Belief - Hard Work - Never Say Die attitude - Motivation - Inspiration -  Hard Work - 

Just A Few Words to describe the super champ [:

Posted 4 years ago
He is back :)

He is back :)

Posted 4 years ago

Vamos Rafa

Starting the French Open of 2009 till almost an entire year, Rafael Nadal probably had the toughest time professionally. after having been beaten on the clay grand slam in just he 4th round, he suffered a series of injuries which kept him out of the court for sometime and then later prevented him from winning matches. he was unable to go and defend his Wimbledon crown and did not win any tournament. 

2010 came and Rafa was looking good but not great. but with the start of the clay season, he started winning and then Roland Garros - he not only won his 5th title here, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record but also did not drop a single set in the two weeks and not a single game in the final. he also regained his number one spot.

with the French Open trophy [:

after his victory Rafa sat there and cried … something that brought tears to my eyes too. he truly truly is a  champ… he fell, he was beaten, he slipped from being the world number one to number three, but Rafa never gave up, slowly and slowly he is coming back to what he was - a Demi -God of tennis. 

teary - eyed

congratulations Rafa, you never fail to inspire me. Good luck for the rest of the season. i hope you scale newer and newer heights! 

the real world number one is back

Vamos!

Posted 4 years ago

 “I don’t really care, you know,” said Soderling at the end of his conference. “I play for myself and I play for the win, not for the crowd.

 “I don’t really care, you know,” said Soderling at the end of his conference. “I play for myself and I play for the win, not for the crowd.

Posted 4 years ago

This is for Soderling, because he deserves it.

Swede Robin Soderling is the new sensation of the tennis world. 

For the second consecutive year, Robin Soderling stepped onto Philippe Chatrier court and rewrote the history books. 367 days after stopping Rafael Nadal’s 31-match winning streak at Roland Garros and inflicting the Majorcan’s first and indeed only defeat to date on the Paris clay, Rockin’ Robin took his best shot at Roger Federer – and knocked the champion clean off his feet.

So it is two years now, that R.Soderling has beaten the world number one and the defending champion of the French open in the not so late stages. these heroics of his, have brought him into everyone’s notice and he is making headlines.

Bjorn Borg goes on to say that Soderling will soon reach the No. 1 ranking after beating Roger Federer in the French Open quarterfinals.

Borg described Soderling’s play against Federer on Tuesday as “perfect” and said the seventh-ranked Swede could surpass both the Swiss star and Rafael Nadal in the rankings.

Borg told Swedish newspaper Expressen on Wednesday that Soderling “will become the world’s No. 1, and will do it faster than we can expect.”