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The Isner-Mahut Match: You Could Have Traveled To Wimbledon By Now

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With John Isner and Nicholas Mahut's fifth set rumbling onward at Wimbledon, we got to thinking. What could you have done in the time it's taken to play this match? The fifth set is currently in its 93rd game, and as we type, we're well past the eight-hour mark by. So, what could you have done between the beginning and end of this one?

...If you guessed, "fly to London, take the train to Wimbledon, and still catch the end of the match," then you are correct!


Flight: If you're flying to London, let's say you leave from the East Coast. A flight from Boston takes between 375 minutes and 435 minutes, depending on wind conditions. If we average it, that's six hours and 45 minutes.

Train: Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, take the District Line (Green Line) to Wimbledon. The trip should take 35 minutes.

Miscellaneous: That would give you a full hour to navigate your way into the All-England Club and buy tickets, meaning you'd probably have some time to stop in for a pint at one of the local pubs. Maybe even grab some fish-and-chips.

Really, take your time. The fifth set is currently in the midst of its 93rd game. You can do pretty much whatever you want, for however long, and you'll still catch the end. It WILL. NEVER. END.


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