Anyone for tennis?

by handlebarcam   June 24, 2010  

There has been lots of talk in the media about how incredible a feat of endurance that 10 hour match at Wimbledon is. Or even just commentating on it. So far it has lasted ten hours spread over two days. Just think, if it lasts another 19 days, or 76 hours, it'll be almost as tough as last year's Tour de France.

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heh. they don't know they're born them them tennis players Smile

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posted by cactuscat [305 posts]
24th June 2010 - 13:42


Probably more to do with the attention span of the average viewer. Wink
I suppose compared to TV's other current obsession football; where they run around for 90 minutes kicking a ball with a 15 minute break in the middle, a 10 hour tennis match is a long time.
For sheer stamina you probably couldn't beat the 3 or 4 year old lad I saw at the Woking Tour yesterday. He spent the whole duration of the race scooting what looked like an Isla bikes scootalong up and down a piece of road with very little rest. I bet he slept well last night. Smile

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posted by jova54 [663 posts]
25th June 2010 - 12:14


I was thinking about ironman triathlons when I was watching this match.

Chrissie Wellington - 3 x world ironman champion, ironman world record holder, BRITISH.

Her race (3.8km swim, 180km ride, 43km run) will take her 8:30 give or take and will use 12,000 calories+. Apparantly it is a massive feat of human ensurance to play tennis (with 2 nights of sleep in between) for 11 hours. Dont forget they get to sit and relax between points. 16,000 calories between 8000 each. Come on, yes its impressive but not exactly the biggest test of endurance that the media want to claim.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
25th June 2010 - 12:25


To be fair, tennis is probably about as mentally stressful as riding down a tight, bumpy, sinuous pass in the Dolomites.

posted by handlebarcam [545 posts]
25th June 2010 - 14:05


I like the idea of Tennis, the gladitorial battle between two men or women.

The challenge of mentally dominating your rival with power, pace and precision.

Its just so bloody boring though.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1348 posts]
28th June 2010 - 15:56


I like tenis. Tenis is goood as would Joey Tribiany said to chandler afeter wining the match but still bikes are better

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posted by AdamTorski [1 posts]
18th August 2010 - 17:38