I prayed to avoid Court 18, says John Asner after winning five seats on Enzo Couacaud ProIQRA News

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Twelve years after winning the longest tennis match in history, John Asner admits that whenever he goes to Wimbledon’s Court 18 in five sets, he still has nightmares where he beat Enzo Cocad 6-7. 6) 7-6 (3) 4-6 6- Monday 3 7-5.

Asner is best remembered for his 11-hour epic against Frenchman Nicolas Mahout on Court 18 in 2010 where the final set of his first-round match ended 70-68 against the great-serving American He kicked her out in three days.

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When jokingly asked if playing on Court 18 was a post-traumatic stress disorder, Asner told reporters: “Good question. a lot!

Everyone asked me about my memories and nightmares at this court. I lost five seats on this court last year, I won one today. I have spent many hours playing on this court.

“I am nobody. I can’t ask which court to play in Wimbledon, let’s be honest. No, I was just praying that I would not be in this court. The schedule came up and I went, ‘Shut up!’ it happens.”

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Asner hit 54 aces, surpassing Frenchman Cocad, and is now close to breaking the record for most aces on tour in tennis history.

The 37-year-old American has 13,688 aces and is just 40 aces away from Ivo Karlovich’s all-time record, although the Croatian has scored in fewer matches.

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