Wimbledon 2018


Tennis has just emerged from the longest ever Men’s singles Semi Final match at Wimbledon. It was an extremely long and exhilarating day for tennis fans who had all converged to eat strawberries and cream and watch:

  • John Isner vs Kevin Anderson 
  • and of course the epic pairing of Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic 

John Isner played the longest match in Wimbledon history in 2010 when he beat Nicolas Mahut finally in a match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes!

Yesterday, at the Men’s Semi-Finals at Wimbledon, Anderson and Isner, both strong servers, slugged it out for an epic 6 hours and 36 minutes in a match that was very evenly matched. It finally ended at 2 sets each, and Anderson beating Isner at 26 games to 24 in the 5th set. He is now the first South African to make it to Wimbledon Finals in 97 years!

How could they play for so long? Well the rules are that before the 5th set, the winner of the set is decided by a tie-breaker. There is no tie breaker in the 5th set. It goes on until one person beats the other by a difference of 2 games.

Anderson finally won, and the crowd heaved a huge sign of relief – respect for the gladiators who just would not give up, and relief because they could finally get set to watch the Nadal-Djokovic showdown!

Nadal vs. Djokovic, Photo Credit: Sunaina Murthy

This was a match to watch! The energy was electrifying, the tennis was simply superb. Strategy and skill came out to the forefront with drop shots, stunning corner shots and rallies that re-energised crowd of spectators who oohed and aaahed at every point. And when they shut down Wimbledon at 11 pm, there was no winner. Djokovic was up 2 sets to 1. They finish the match at 1 pm British Time this afternoon.


Written by: Sunaina Murthy



Spread the love
No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Write to us at

Help us keep currentkids, current! We’d love to hear about your crazy adventures and experiences. Send us your pictures, travel diaries, thoughts on cool new gadgets, gaming experiences and anything else you find interesting!

About Us

Welcome to our entertaining and empowering news source for kids with inquisitive minds! This is a digital space that keeps kids aged 8 and above (and your families!) connected to what’s happening in the world. We filter a wide variety of news, events, and interesting bits of trivia to develop short, relevant, unbiased content in creative formats. We give everyone something to relate to and get engaged with in short bytes of information with a snappy, chatty feel. We believe in encouraging curiosity, creativity and continued learning in our safe digital space.

Why is reading non-fiction important?

This helps curious minds to learn more about the outside world. It also enriches their vocabulary and their general knowledge. Simplified news helps children to express their opinions easily with their friends and family and gives them some perspective on complex issues. Our safe news website will give you parents a useful tool with which to navigate the digital world with your children.

We hope you enjoy our posts!

Biyash & Sunaina

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay current!


You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.