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John Isnerand Nicolas Mahut longest tennis match in history

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John Isnerand Nicolas Mahut

By Saheed Ibrahim

The match between John Isnerand Nicolas Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon Championship is the longest tennis match in history.

The match began at 6:13 pm on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 and at 9:07 pm, due to fading light, play was suspended before the start of the fifth set.

After resuming on Wednesday, 23 June, at 2:05pm, the record for longest match was broken at 5:45 pm.

The light faded again, and so play was suspended at 9:09 pm, with the final set tied at 59 games all.

Play resumed at 3:40 pm on Thursday, 24 June, and Isner won at 4:47 pm, with the final set lasting 8 hours, 11 minutes.

In total, the match took 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days, with a final score of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 70–68 for a total of 183 games.

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