John Isner

Isner-Mahut plaque back at Wimbledon after 'refurbishment'

The plaque is back at Wimbledon.

And the All England Club insists there is a simple explanation for why the marker posted on a brick wall outside Court 18 — pointing out that it was the site of John Isner's record-breaking 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 — was missing for a bit.

A spokeswoman for the club said the plaque was temporarily taken down for "refurbishment," because there was "a little wear and tear" on the green-and-purple tournament logo at the bottom. She said a new logo was affixed to it now, but otherwise it is the same sign that was there before.

Some have questioned whether it still is, indeed, the original...