Saturday, June 26, 2010

The strains of the longest match

After making headlines for having played Wimbledon’s longest match, the strains of the entering into history finally appeared. John Inser succumbed to his fatigue and lost his match, in what is called the shortest match of the Wimbledon so far this year. The signs of fatigue were clearly visible as Inser wore a fatigued look on Friday yesterday, suffering from his neck injury. And when he came to play, his unseeded opponent Thiemo de Bakker of Netherlands easily overpowered him 6-0, 6-3 and 6-2.

Unlike the epic making match of earlier of more than eleven hours, Inser threw in his guards only after a brief stay of about an hour and furteen minutes. His waning resistance and neck injury could win him just five games – perhaps the fewest by any player this week. And after serving 112, aces, Inser could not repeat performance by even serving a single ace.

He was a fine player and the fans would have loved to see him sailing through the matches and make headlines. But perhaps making records isn’t easy. We shall love to see him next year.