Let's just say the game was close

on June 24, 2010

By the time Isner hit his final backhand for a winner, it had become the longest tennis match in history. By a long shot. As you might expect in such a close game, the players were nearly identical statistically with neither having a significant advantage by any measure. Both players relied heavily on their serves. Sadly, Isner's next match was far less memorable. He lost in straight sets after only 75 minutes.

What we like about this viz

We've been seeing a lot of statistics about this match. Most of them are extremely difficult to make much sense of (like this one):

By creating individual vizes for multiple stats and scaling them appropriately, we immediately understand how similarly these players performed across all parts of their game.