The Longest Tennis Match in History

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Neither is likely to be this year's Wimbledon Champion, but the winner and the loser got commemorative bowls today after a match that set records for games played, aces served and extraordinary endurance. American John Isner outlasted France's Nicolas Mahut after a match that took 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days at Wimbledon. The final score was 70 games to 68.  Xan Brooks of the Guardian called it "a bizarre mix of the gripping and the deadly dull." 



  • Xan Brooks - Writer and Editor, Guardian newspaper


Warren Olney