For those of you who were gripped to the television between Tuesday the 22nd June and Thursday 25th June to watch Wimbledon, witnessed the longest tennis match in history and will definitely appreciate that a “spot” of tennis can be a serious understatement.

The American John Isner eventually beat Nicolas Mahut after a torturous eleven hours and five minutes, winning the fifth set 70 games to 68! The match goes down in the record books as the longest ever game, with Isner himself producing 112 aces throughout the game, yet another astonishing world record.

This amazing achievement shines over the less than impressive football skill on show from the England team, even though the squad have managed to scrape through the group stages. Although the World Cup is dominating television screens throughout the world, we must not forget the fantastic enthusiasm and enormous stamina of these tennis players and hope that Andy Murray, the last remaining competitor for Great Britain will do us proud, for it seems the World Cup trophy is more than “just out of our reach”!