SPORT FIASCOS (5/6) – The Frenchman has no regrets about being beaten by John Isner in 2010 at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.
The longest match in history ended on Thursday 24 June 2010 at 4:48 p.m. London time in an indescribable atmosphere. Winner of Wimbledon juniors in 2000, Nicolas Mahut made history by losing 70-68 in 11 hours and 5 minutes against the American giant John Isner (2.06m), seeded 23rd. A marathon interrupted twice by the night and spread over three days on the small court 18. “Every time I dive back into it, strong images come back to me, remembers Nicolas Mahut for Le Figaro. Beyond the points, it is more the emotions that stand out. At 50-50, the standing ovation of the public or the applause on the morning of the third day with this guard of honor coming out of the locker rooms, escorted by ten security guards. “
L’Angevin, then aged 28 and 148e world, was going through a difficult period and was struggling to recover from a severe injury. Miraculous in qualifying (24-22 victory in the second round and success in five sets
This article is for subscribers only. You have 85% left to discover.
Subscribe: 1 € the first month
Can be canceled at any time
Already subscribed? Log in