thanks, john and nicolas!



Wimbledon 2010, 1st round. John Isner d. Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

Everything’s already been said about this match; every emotion, expressed; every statistic, calculated and printed.

So all I will say is: Thanks, Isner and Mahut, for showing the world that tennis is a noble sport where guys will fight to the finish. Much like what that marathon final between Nadal and Federer did for our sport, your epic fifth set has become water cooler talk even for folks who have no interest in tennis.

Draw: Up next for John is Thiemo De Bakker.

(image via Getty Images)

links of london’s wimbledon 2010



Jeweler Links of London has updated their Wimbledon stash in time for this year’s tourney. Maybe we’ve softened in our old age, but the idea of a charm bracelet is starting to sound appealing… Along with their new releases — the sun visor and the tennis ball — we’re showing you one of our charm faves, the Venus Rosewater Dish (above) and the Cord Bracelet with little tennis balls (below, left).

Buy: Links of London Wimbledon Cord Bracelet, €100.00; Rosewater Dish Charm, €55.00; Tennis Ball Charm, €55.00; Sun Visor Charm, €55.00. See the entire collection — including bracelets, charms, and cufflinks — at the Links of London Wimbledon Shop.

queen rocks the aqua at the aeltc



All whites? Not for this dame. The Queen is at Wimbledon today and she is rocking the aqua dress, complete with black handbag and matching shoes. The white gloves and SW19-inspired flower bouquet. Great shots of her visit on the Daily Mail’s web site. (photo by getty images via the daily mail)