The Guardian Liveblogger is still in therapy, however. September 3, 2010 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Follow-up: Remember the Long Match? The Smithsonian's American History Museum has acquired John Isner's racquet from that match. (Also: Xan Brooks' live blog for the Guardian)

To refresh your memory, the match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days. The previous record for length, 6 hours and 33 minutes, was set at the 2004 French Open.
posted by magstheaxe to MetaFilter-Related at 8:39 AM (5 comments total)

"Acquired" is a bit of a fig leaf. I've still got a bump on my head.

They also took my kidneys.
posted by John Isner at 8:42 AM on September 3, 2010 [10 favorites]


Interesting! I was just thinking about that match yesterday. I "watched it" here. John McEnroe was worried about permanent damage to their bodies. How are they doing these days?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:27 AM on September 3, 2010


Is this still the grey?
posted by nevercalm at 9:45 AM on September 3, 2010


How are they doing these days? Isner is currently playing in the US Open but is fresh off an ankle injury.
posted by ghharr at 9:51 AM on September 3, 2010


That was a really fun thread to bounce around in. MeFi Snark-n-Sports Bar.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:23 AM on September 4, 2010


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