Rafael Nadal , the 2008 Wimbledon champion, beat Robin Haase in five sets today to reach the third round at the only grass-court Grand Slam, while John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in tennis history.
Novak Djokovic will avoid having to play Roger Federer or Andy Murray until the Australian Open final as he bids for an unprecedented hat trick of titles at the season-opening Grand Slam tennis tournament.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands used to be more famous for her colorful outfits than her tennis. That’s about to change, now that she’s reached the third round of the French Open to jump past the injured Venus Williams in the world rankings.
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut were in the 100th game of their fifth set when the scoreboard went blank. By the time darkness suspended their Wimbledon match for the second straight night, they had played a record 163 games over 10 hours.