Thursday, June 24, 2010

Longest Tennis Match

The first round match between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner in Wimbledon 2010 is the longest on record. The fifth set was played over three days, in more than 7 hours, and total match time is more than 11 hours. The score was 59-59 before it was halted on the second day due to darkness.

Isner won 70-68. He had a total of 112 aces, while the Frenchman had 103.

Previous Records:

The previous record was set in Roland Garros 2004 when Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clement in six hours 33 minutes.

The previous longest fifth set at a Grand Slam was between Andy Roddick and Younes El Aynaoui in 2003 Australian Open, at 21-19.

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