June 24, 2010

quote of the moment

"The Isner-Mahut battle is a bizarre mix of the gripping and the deadly dull. It's tennis's equivalent of Waiting For Godot, in which two lowly journeymen comedians are forced to remain on an outside court until hell freezes over and the sun falls from the sky. Isner and Mahut are dying a thousand deaths out there on Court 18 and yet nobody cares, because they're watching the football."

-- xan brooks of gardian.co.uk, talking about the (early stages of) the longest tennis match in history 
{at this moment the match is not yet finished}