Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in US Open 2015 men’s singles final and won his third Grand Slam title of 2015.
In women’s singles, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in men’s doubles category.
Women’s doubles were won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match.
Hingis also won mixed doubles in pair with Leander Paes, after defeating Bethanie Matterk-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
Taylor Harry Fritz won boys’ singles event after beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the final.
The event in boys’ doubles was won by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, who won against Brandon Holt and Riley Smith 7-5, 7-6 in the championship match.
Girls’ singles of US Open 2015 was won by Dalma Galfi, who defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4.
Viktoria Kuzmova and Aleksandra Pospelova won girls’ doubles, after defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final match.
Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis defeated Michael Chang and Todd Martin 6-2, 6-1 in the final match of men’s champions invitational legends tournament.
Women’s champions invitational was won by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, who beat Tracy Austin and Gigi Fernandez without playing the final.
In the wheelchair events, singles competition was won by Shingo Kunieda, who defeated Stephane Koudet in yet another Grand Slam final. This time, it was 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.
In men’s doubles, Stephane Houdet lifted the trophy in pair with Gordon Reid, after beating Nicolas Peifer and Michael Jeremiasz 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Jordanne Whiley lifted the trophy in women’s singles, defeating Yui Kamiji 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.
In women’s doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot defeated Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 7-6, 6-1.
In the wheelchair quad singles Dylan Alcott defeated David Wagner 6-1, 5-6, 7-5 in the final match of US Open 2015.
Nick Taylor and David Wagner lifted the trophy in the quad doubles after winning against Dylan Alcott and Andrew Lapthorne 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
And the match went on and on and on…. John Isner, an American tennis player and Nicolas Mahut from Germany entered a historical record when they played the longest tennis match ever in the history, at the event of Wimbledon 2010. The game went on for 11 hours and 5 minutes and over the span of three days where the American player won by 70-68 in the fifth and final set of the match. At some point, it seemed more like a war between Batman and Superman!
They not only set their own unique record but also shattered all kinds of records in the context of longest tennis match. Isner and Mahut established a record of six hours and 33 minutes in the fifth set of this game. This match, along with being the longest one, had the most number of games, 138 in one set, the most number of aces and the most number of games in one match: 183. Incredible!
The players were left exhausted at day 1 and literally crippling around but they sure were determined to complete the match and they did.
The longest tennis match offered a massive rewrite of records when Isner and Mahut achieved landmark upon landmark in three days of epic combat. Congratulations Isner and Mahut!
You can find the statues of Isner and Mahut at the Wimbledon court as a recognition of such a marvellous tennis record.
Note: Just when Isner won the longest match, he lost in the second round in the shortest match which was completed in 75 minutes. Seems like fame is hailing over Isner in a very unique way!
Tennis fans surely know what an ace is. For those of us who do not know, an ace is when during a game, a point is scored after a player serves the ball correctly and so strongly that the opponent doesn’t even have a chance to touch it. Not all the tennis players have the potential, the art of making a point through an ace. It requires correct positioning and timing. When our favorite player hits aces during the game, he not only makes it interesting, but also a fun and treat for us to watch.
Many players have set records for aces. The top ten record holders from 1991 to June 23, 2010 have Ivo Karlović on the top with 78 aces that he scored against Radek Štepanek in a five set semifinal of the Davis Cup. He holds the second record, as well, with 55 aces against Lleyton Hewitt in a five-set first round match of the French Open. J. Johansson achieved the third spot in the aces ranking when he hit 51 aces against Andre Agassi in a 4-set match of the fourth round at the Australian Open. Again it’s Ivo Karlovic who stands fourth with 51 aces hit against Daniele Bracciali in a five-set Wimbledon match. Roger Federer is ranked fifth with 50 aces against Andy Roddick in a 5-set Wimbledon final.
The list goes on with Richard Krajicek the sixth with 49 aces against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerton the seventh with 47 aces against Daniel Nestor, Ivo Karlovic the eighth with 46 aces against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Goran Ivanisević the ninth with 46 aces against Magnus Norman and Mark Philippoussis is the tenth with 46 aces against Andre Agassi.
Ivanović’s record was broken last Thursday, on June 24 by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut with 112 and 103 aces respectively.