Thursday, June 24, 2010

Isner and Mahut play longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon 2010

The longest grand slam singles tennis match of all time was played Wednesday at Wimbledon as the American John Isner and the French Nicolas Mahut met in the first round - and the match is still to be finished. Isner and Mahut set thus an amazing tennis world record after more than 10 hours of action on Court 18 at the All England Club. The previous record was dating since the 2004 Roland Garros when Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clement 6-4 6-3 6-7 3-6 16-14 after 6 hours and 33 minutes. In the today's match, only the fifth set alone - 7 hours and 6 minutes - surpassed the previous record. During the tennis marathon John Isner and Nicolas Mahut won 2 games each (6-4 3-6 6-7 7-6) and the first signs of "troubles" started to appear in the last set when they fought without showing any intention of winning and stopping. At 59-59 the referee decided to end the match which is gonna continue on Thursday.
Video longest tennis match suspended at Wimbledon 2010 - Mahut vs. Isner
Video Mahut vs. Isner highlights @ atpworldtour.


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