This may not be worthy of a thread, but great win for US journeyman Michael Yani who rarely picks up challenger level match wins. He put out Bernard Tomic at the Sarasota Challenger yesterday. It looks like Tomic may have a ways to go before he's ready for the big tour. Go Yani!
Groth, Tursunov, Nadal, Russell, Butorac, Nic Monroe, Marcus Willis
Mike got into a groove about this time last year, then won Yuba City from the qualifying rounds and got into USO qualies for the first time in his career. Shortly after that he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his leg and sat out for months. Glad to see him doing well, would be nice to see him defend Yuba City.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Tomic can't do much worse than last year's Wildcard recipient Smeets. Maybe Australia should think about getting rid of the reciprocol wildcard with the French as come French Open time we out of players to give it to but at Australian Open time there are always a couple of players who are unlucky to miss out.