Longest Match in Tennis History is Not Over

From the Sun

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut had been battling on court for almost TEN HOURS when the umpire eventually called time on the titanic struggle.

The first-round Wimbledon encounter - already held over from Tuesday night - will now go into a third day with the incredible scoreline 6-4 3-6 6-7 (7/9) 7-6 (7/3) 59-59.

Records tumbled as both players held their serve for an incredible 118 games in the decider before the enveloping gloom over SW19 brought a halt to proceedings.

  • TG

    Yep, it's an interesting match. I started watching the game this evening tied at 33 all in the last set, and watched for almost three hours, missing the World Cup games in the process. The american looked out on his feet but kept hitting hard services, the Frenchman just kept running. Apparently the frenchman had already won a set 24-22 during qualifications, so he's got form.

    They're continuing the game tomorrow morning.