As World’s Longest Tennis Match Continues, Actors Portraying Isner and Mahut Prepared to Sub for Isner and Mahut
LONDON (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On Hold at 59-59. Wimbledon. You can toss out the famous Borg-McEnroe tiebreaker of 1980. This match refuses to quit.
For nearly ten hours, American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut have battled the elements and each other in the longest tennis match in history — and its still not over.
Actors known for their work in sequels including Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, and many others remain waiting in the wings to portray Isner and/or Mahut should they be unable to complete the match.
“What we’re seeing here is a jolly good bit of exhaustion on everyone’s part,” said Wimbledon official C. Henry Woodworker. “I for one can barely keep my eyes open. I’m sure the boys are enduring everything dehydration has to offer – the nausea, the ripping good diarrhea, and the occasional disorientation. I’m glad such skilled actors, as well as Val Kilmer, are at the ready to step in at a moment’s notice.”
Kilmer in particular, noted for his appearance in the Batman sequel in 1993, said he’s been looking for a good part he could sink his teeth into ever since. “I really hope they choose me,” the fifty year old actor said. “I’ve been working on my backhand while quoting lines from Hamlet and Revenge of the Nerds III. Its pretty special stuff.”