What a remarkable day in the sporting world. John Isner eventually won his epic tennis encounter against Nicolas Mahut in 5 sets the last going to an extraordinary 70 - 68 games. Some one said to me that a pundit stated that the effort would take them the rest of their season to get over. The fact that it was a round 1 match and Isner hopes to have enough energy for another 6 matches plus doubles is more alarming. I sincerely hope this pair milk it for all they can - the deserve it.
Not content with France bombing at the World cup and Engerland now facing Germany Italy were knocked out by Slovakia. A tournament of upsets indeed.
My predictions..... Argentina and Uruguay will both make the semis but I am not prepared to go beyond that. Spain may still go out. Chile look really good and will be difficult to beat. The Dutch have been impressive but they have done so in the group stages only to fall foul in the past. Brazil v Portugal will determine a lot. Both may make the semis. Again this one could be a classic as could Argentina v Mexico.