Everyone has heard about the epic match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, and they are getting more and more famous by the second. But is it deserved?
Yes, it’s amazing that they played for over 11 hours, but you’re telling me neither of them could dig a little deeper and play a little harder? There was less and less heart from both tennis players put into the match as each hour went by.
Usually tennis players just get to take a break during the change over, but these two were allowed to go home and eat, sleep, and rest for hours before coming back out onto the court. Then Isner and Mahut both got presents from Wimbledon? For what, playing equally badly and choking on their respective match points?
The worst thing is that when Isner played Thiemo De Bakker yesterday, he lost 6-0, 6-3, 6-2, straight sets. Watching Isner play was frustrating. De Bakker just seemed a step too quick for Isner the whole match. Isner showed little effort and was aced numerous times. Not only was he easily aced because of his lack of heart, he had zero aces the whole match. It seemed like Isner was still hung over from all the media attention he received for his 11 hour match.
The Isner-De Bakker match was the shortest Wimbledon match this year, at 1 hour and 14 minutes. Where’s the sportsmanship Isner?
Posted: 6/26/2010 10:11:58 AM by
Adam Shrum | Filed under: de, isner, john, mahut, nicolas, players, tennis, thiemo, top, wimbledon, bakker