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11 hours and 5 minutes of Isner- Mahut


On 22nd June 2010, in a first round match of Wimbledon singles American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history that stretched 11 hours and 5 minutes over 3 days and consisted of 183 games. On the first day, Isner took the first set 6-4, followed by Mahut taking the next two 3-6, 6-7(7), and Isner taking back the fourth set 7-6(3). At 9.07pm, the match was suspended until the next day. The play started the next day at scheduled time. At 5.45pm, the match officially became the longest one in tennis history with the score standing at 32-32. The play continued and at 9.09pm, the match was once again suspended until the next day. The score at this point stood at 59-59. At 3.40pm on 24th June, the match once again recommenced. After an hour of play, the fifth set finally produced a victor with Isner winning 70-68. In total, the final set lasted 8 hours and 10 minutes.

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