Wimbledon’s Historic Loser Wins First Match In Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Nicolas Mahut (mah-HOO) had it a bit easier

this time.

The loser in the record-setting three-day match at Wimbledon

returned to the court on Tuesday and advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 6-3

victory over Alejandro Falla (FI-yah). The first-round match at the

Hall of Fame Championships lasted 83 minutes – far shorter than the

Frenchman's record 11-hour, 5-minute loss to John Isner (IZ-ner) at

Wimbledon last month.

It reached 97 degrees during the match. But Mahut says he walked

out on the court and knew it would still be easier than his epic

138-game fifth set against Isner.

 

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