Twitter reacts to epic fifth set between Rafa Nadal and Gilles Müller
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is out of Wimbledon 2017.
The Spaniard fought back from two sets down against Luxembourg's Gilles Müller and would have been fancied by many to see off his opponent in the final set.
That, however, wasn't to be.
An epic fifth set was eventually won 15-13 by Müller, the sixteenth seed progressing to the quarter finals after nearly five hours of tennis.
As you can probably imagine, the duration of the final set drew plenty of attention and attracted lots of tweets from those on social media.
— Jack P (@JPoynter91) July 10, 2017
— thewisdomtooth (@thewisdomtooth) July 10, 2017
— xxxxx (@nanodol97) July 10, 2017
— Joe Phelan (@acedece) July 10, 2017
This Nadal-Muller set has just this second now lasted longer than the entire running time of the original Star Wars.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) July 10, 2017
— Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) July 10, 2017