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Isner, Mahut playing record match at Wimbledon

5 years ago June 23, 2010 Jun 23, 2010 Wednesday, June 23 2010 Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:28:10 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and Nicolas Mahut of France are playing what already is the longest match on record in tennis history.

Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than 7½ hours - breaking the record of 6 hours, 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match.

Isner and Mahut have played more than 80 games in the fifth set alone.

They resumed playing Wednesday at the start of the fifth set; the match was suspended because of darkness Tuesday night after four sets.

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