The Longest Tennis Match in History

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The longest match in the recorded history of tennis was like a marriage. American John Isner outlasted Nicolas Mahut of France after a match that took 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days at Wimbledon. The final score: 70 games to 68. Xan Brooks, with the Guardian, called it "a bizarre mix of the gripping and the deadly dull…"



  • Xan Brooks - Writer and Editor, Guardian newspaper


Warren Olney