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!
The match spanned three days and lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes. pic.twitter.com/M4WbMUgeXr
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 24, 2021
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?
Welcome back to #Wimbledon, Roger 👋
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 23, 2021
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.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 23, 2021
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.
81 weeks and counting…
On this day in 2019, @ashbarty became No. 1 in the @WTA rankings for the first time after winning the 🏆 in Birmingham. She has spent almost all of the last two years in the top position. pic.twitter.com/pO1p6ik1fn
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 24, 2021
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.
— Oleg S. (@AnnaK_4ever) June 23, 2021
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