The Wimbledon 2010 results will only be known for one match. None of the Wimbledon 2010 results will top a 70-68 Wimbledon fifth set. However, there is still over a week left to go in the tournament, and two singles champions still to crown. For all of John Isner and Nicholas Mahut’s exploits, they did not impact the future of the bracket itself. With Isner going down today, their match is officially meaningless when it comes to determining a champion. As such, the rest of the Wimbledon 2010 results will have to carry things from here on in.
Isner played 11 hours of tennis over three days, yet he only played over an hour of it today. He had to face Thiemo De Bakker today in round two, who was well rested after a 16-14 fifth set win on Wednesday. If Isner had finished Mahut much earlier, De Bakker might have been too worn out to go on.
Instead, the Wimbledon 2010 results have Isner playing the longest match of the tournament, and the shorter. It only took 74 minutes for De Bakker to finish Isner’s run, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Since they played the first match on Court 5 today, Isner had virtually no time to recover after defeating Mahut yesterday.
Now Isner will take his place in history, although he won’t make any more of it in this tournament. With that, the other Wimbledon 2010 results might get some coverage today, as the actual contenders must carry the load now.
Roger Federer is back in action today, trying to get a convincing win for once. His Wimbledon 2010 results have been very troubling thus far, so he is due for an easy time. He might get it against Arnaud Clement, as he is up 4-1 in the first set.
As for Rafael Nadal, his own problems were overshadowed yesterday. Like Federer, Nadal had to play a five set match way too early, against Robin Haase. The world’s new No. 1 actually went down two sets to one, until coming back for a 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory.
Thanks to these early Wimbledon 2010 results, a Federer-Nadal final does not look like a sure thing. This may be a window of opportunity for Andy Murray, Robin Soderline, Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic. Roddick is in action against Philipp Kohlschreiber, while Djokovic has already beaten Albert Montanes in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Venus Williams has advanced to the women’s third round, after beating Alisa Kleybanova, 6-4, 6-2. Jelena Jankovic and Kim Clijsters also made it to the fourth round, as form is beginning to set in on the women’s side.
The memories of the longest match in tennis history have already elevated this tournament. Now the other Wimbledon 2010 results have a high bar to jump over, as fans must hope the final rounds have as much thrills as one first round match.
Yahoo Sports- “Matches: Jun 25, 2010”
Reuters- “Exhausted Isner beaten in just 74 minutes”