John Isner

Social Slice: Wimbledon history made on this day; Federer welcomed back

On today’s Social Slice, the longest ever match in Wimbledon history came to an end and Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon. 

Firstly, on this day in 2010, John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in history at Wimbledon.

As stated by the @ATPTour, the match came to its conclusion after three days, 11 hours and 5 minutes.

I don’t think any tennis fan can ever forget this match!

From one moment of Wimbledon history to another, Roger Federer, the player who has won more Wimbledon titles than any other, returns to SW19.

After an injury-plagued 18 months, just how far can the 8-time champion go?

Another player hoping to add to his Wimbledon tally is Novak Djokovic.

A win for the Serbian would see him edge ever closer to the ‘Golden Slam’ after winning both the Australian and the French Open already this year.

The World No 1 has decided to play doubles in Mallorca, but that hasn’t stopped him producing his typical brilliance. Just look at this.

From one World No 1 to another, Ash Barty became World No 1 in the WTA rankings on this day in 2019 after winning the title in Birmingham.

As pointed out by the @USOpen, the Aussie has spent 81 weeks in the top position – a remarkable achievement.

2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is never far away from controversy when she steps out on to court.

The Latvian was once again involved in an emotional battle against Ons Jabeur yesterday after Jabeur’s coach was allegedly celebrating Ostapenko’s errors.

“He screams when I miss!” said the Latvian, who later apologised for her ‘demons’ after the match.

Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.