John Isner is a man of looonnngggg matches. After playing the world's longest tennis match ever in Wimbledon 2010, against Nicolas Mahut, the North-american is now taking part of a never-ending 5th set at Roland Garros.
At the british Grand-Slam, there was 11 hours, 5 minutes of play for over three days, with a final score of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 for a total of 183 games, and 113 aces from Isner.
Right now, Paul Henri-Mathieu and John Isner are playing for more than 5h30 at the French Open. And the 5th set is favorable to the French by 17-16.
On Twitter, amazingly Mahut is trending and not Isner. Users are joking about the fact that Nicolas Mahut might be jeaulous, as you can see from the funny image tweeted by @adamlweber.
UPDATE 20h13 GMT: Mathieu just won the 5h40 match (6/7(2) 6/4 6/4 3/6 18/16). The Frenchman was in better shape than Isner - who could barely move at the later stage of the final set - and was able to prevent the match from being postponed. They were playing the all afternoon, and the natural light was about to fade in Paris. Just in time for Mathieu!
This was the 2nd longest match in French Open history and 4th longest in Grand Slam history. Mathieu cried at the end of the game and said: "I play tennis to live moments like those. Thank you all for staying until the very end".