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Marathon match makes the headlines!

Navratil
06-25-2010, 08:21 AM
All the newspapers yesterday and today are full of the Isner-Mahut match in Wimbledon! Even when Federer won the French-Open last year to complete is personal Grand-Slam German newspapers didn't spend so much space and words on that.

Since the era of Graf, Becker and Stich tennis in Germany lost it's popularity more and more. You barely find anything about tennis in the newspapers. Something about German tournaments and Grand-Slam in the "Short News". But that's it.

And now? Even the news on the radio, TV stations, magazines refer about the longest match in tennis history! I can't remember any headline a few years ago when Clement and Santoro broke that record with a 6:33 h match...

This is even more notable because of the soccer championships. There are enough sport news these days.

But good to see tennis making headlines again!!

What about your country??

:wavey:

FedererBulgaria
06-25-2010, 08:45 AM
:yeah:

wackykid
06-25-2010, 08:51 AM
i'm happy for tennis because i once was a soccer fan until i lived past watching 23 ppl chasing after 1 ball...

tennis is more exciting... i certainly hope it'll get its share of the attention... :)


regards,
wacky

Roamed
06-25-2010, 10:23 AM
It's on the front page of the Times in the UK, most of the others chose to cover Murray's bowing instead.

raahaat7
06-25-2010, 10:56 AM
its so cool here on de Himalayas. No buzz.

dodo
06-25-2010, 11:37 AM
Made the papers as regular-size sports article. Didnt make the tv news (unlike Kaia Kanepi making 3rd round and queen visiting Wimbly).

Jorbaty
06-25-2010, 12:09 PM
Look here (http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=8785) for more covers (the last ones in the list).

Click to see them bigger.

mr_burns
06-25-2010, 01:49 PM
finally tennis was in ALL the news...

but it will be just on moment in the focus of the media

maybe the will mention the single's winner, that's it till next year

MacTheKnife
06-25-2010, 01:57 PM
It was headlines even in the U.S. To bad that's what it takes..

Kworb
06-25-2010, 01:59 PM
Yeah it's unfortunate a match like this gets so much attention. It's not a good advertisement for the sport. Newbies might watch a few games and think tennis is as boring as soccer or American football.

gulzhan
06-25-2010, 02:20 PM
I think it's great that this match got so much attention in the media. I'd even say in the world. The match was too special not to make headlines everywhere. And it's not so much about duration, number of games and aces. It's about true sport spirit. Trust me, the general public will be able to recognize that, even people who are generally not tennis fans.

straitup
06-25-2010, 02:32 PM
It was headlines even in the U.S. To bad that's what it takes..

Yeah a top 20 American going 70-68 in the 5th, I agree, wish it was more popular here. But of course we're in the country that seems to value NASCAR, golf, and the NBA Draft more so :lol:

The_Nadal_effect
06-25-2010, 02:32 PM
its so cool here on de Himalayas. No buzz.

Speak for yourself, dude!;)

Even national papers in India have Isner on the front page. I was pleasantly surprised to see him alongside the Italy captain, when generally only the M/F winner of Wimbly gets the cover on the front pages.

Ouragan
06-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Well deserved. But I think it's mainly seen as a bit of curio by most newspapers, like talk about a new viagra for women or a new car designed for a dog to drive. Some old random shit, in other words. If only people knew how really momentous this was.

kindling
06-25-2010, 04:13 PM
Yeah it's unfortunate a match like this gets so much attention. It's not a good advertisement for the sport. Newbies might watch a few games and think tennis is as boring as soccer or American football.

You're right it's not a good ad for the sport, it's a GREAT advertisement for the sport. If it picks up just two new fans, it's good and helps preserve the sport.

Navratil
07-02-2010, 10:47 AM
At tennis made geadlines again but people were wondering who the hell are Isner and Mahut? :-D

bokehlicious
07-02-2010, 11:21 AM
Since the era of Graf, Becker and Stich tennis in Germany lost it's popularity more and more. You barely find anything about tennis in the newspapers. Something about German tournaments and Grand-Slam in the "Short News". But that's it.

And now? Even the news on the radio, TV stations, magazines refer about the longest match in tennis history! I can't remember any headline a few years ago when Clement and Santoro broke that record with a 6:33 h match...

This is even more notable because of the soccer championships. There are enough sport news these days.

But good to see tennis making headlines again!!

What about your country??

:wavey:

In my country tennis has been way more popular this decade than in the 90's :shrug: :o people only get interested when fellow sportsmen do well, sports is such a nationalistic thing :o