Imagine taking 2 hours between getting ready and arriving to a party, just to realise it’s over!
Well that is probably the feeling that most people have when going to a sports event just to find out that its over in a few minutes.
Not every sport can finish that fast, most of them have a time set and usually a bit more extra time but with Tennis; a match can take up to 3 days to be over, like in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, when Mahut and Isner took three (3) days to complete the final score, or it can go the other way around and last less than 1 hour.
Some examples of really short tennis matches are:
40 min: Wimbledon in 1936- Fred Perry Vs Baron Gottfried Von Cramm -with a score of 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.
36 min: Wimbledon final 1881 – William Renshaw Vs John Hartley, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.
32 min: French Open of 1988 – Steffi Graf Vs Natasha Zvereva – with a score of 6-0, 6-0
28 min: Sony Open Tennis 2017 in Miami – Jarkko Nieminen Vs Bernard Tomic – score of 6–0, 6–1.
25 min: Heineken Open Shanghai 2010 – Francisco Clavet Vs Jiang Shan – score was 6–0, 6–0.
25 min: Wimbledon final in 1925 – Lenglen Vs Joan Fry – score of 6–2, 6–0
24 min: Wightman Cup in1927 – Helen Wills Vs Joan Fry – with a score of 6–2, 6–0 .
23 min: Wimbledon final in 1922 – Suzanne Lenglen Vs Molla Mallory, with score of 6–2, 6–0.
20 min: Wimbledon tournament in 1969, Susan Tutt Vs Marion Boundy – score was 6–2, 6–0.
9 min: Beaulieu, France in 1926 – Helen Wills Vs Emily Wright a score of 6-0, 6–0.
So now you know next time you go to a Tennis tournament make sure you arrive on time, because a few minutes late can make you miss a whole match!