Last year's first round encounter between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut lasted over 11 hours and took place over the course of three days. Not only did the match become the longest match ever played, but the fifth set itself surpassed the length of the previous longest match in history.
This year's first round rematch at Wimbledon was laughable news to many when the draw was announced. Now, there will be even more people interested in watching the No. 4 American (currently ranked 46th) play the 99th ranked Frenchman.
But, most people are not thinking about whether Isner will duplicate his performance from a year ago or bow out in the first round. The main thought still makes all of us wonder: Will this match go the distance again?