Tennis Match Now Longest in History

Isner, Mahut suspended (again) after 10 hours
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 4:33 PM CDT
John Isner of the US, left, and Nicolas Mahut of France listen as a tournament official suspends the match.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – Safe to say John Isner of the US and Nicolas Mahut of France are evenly matched at Wimbledon. They are in the midst of what is already the longest recorded tennis match in history, reports the New York Times. They've played 10-plus hours and are in the deciding fifth set—tied at 59. Play has been suspended because of darkness for the second straight day. When it ends, they'll have the records for time elapsed, points played, games played, aces served, and no doubt a few others.

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