World's Longest Tennis Match

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Yesterday, US player John Isner won the longest tennis match in history by defeating Nicolas Mahut by 70-68 in a final set at Wimbledon. The competition lasted more than eleven hours spread over three days:

Picking up at 59-59 in the fifth set Thursday, the match continued on serve with no break points until the American hit a backhand passing shot to finish the contest in front of a packed crowd on Court 18.

You can watch the winning play at 20 seconds into the video.

Link via The Presurfer

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Glad to see they recognize the loser as much as the winner. He deserves it for the endurance (and obviously great play to make it last that long of a match). kudos to both!
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