If you can't be the winner, that's pretty much the best thing to be.
For most guys, a feat of endurance can be sitting through nine innings of a ballgame without getting up to go the bathroom.
The longest contest in professional tennis history, the match consisted of 183 games held over the course of three days with the longest set going for over eight hours.
With 28 different ball boys working in rotation, the players slurped coconut water and munched on chicken to keep their energy up over the exhausting playing period.
He wasn't even in the main draw when Tuesday started, having lost his second qualifying match to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. Yeah, it was a good day at the office,” Thompson said. He served well.” It is Murray's first opening-round loss at The Queen's Club since 2006, when he fell in the round of 64 to Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.
But Thompson benefitted from Brit Aljaz Bedene's withdrawal and seized the opportunity on centre court. Asked if it was the biggest win of his career, Thompson said, “Definitely, beating the World No. I made some mistakes in the middle part of the tie-break, which gifted it to him a little bit... Murray turned his season around earlier this month by reaching the Roland Garros semi-finals and was eager to begin his run for a sixth Aegon Championships title.
In the end, however, Isner came out with the hard-fought victory — and the worst case of tennis elbow in history.
Trading blows for seven hours and 19 minutes, the pugilists pummeled each other until the referee finally called a stop to the massacre and ruled it a draw.
Tennis commentator John Mc Enroe has courted controversy by suggesting Novak Djokovic is struggling with family 'issues' and comparing him with troubled golfer Tiger Woods.
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