Wimbledon, London :John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France have resumed what already is the longest tennis match on record, picking up at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.
The first-round match already has lasted 10 hours, nearly 3 1/2 hours longer than the previous mark. The fifth set alone has lasted 7 hours, 6 minutes.
Play is continuing for a third day on Thursday. Isner and Mahut split the first four sets Tuesday, before it became too dark to play. They began the fifth set Wednesday at 2:04 p.m., and play was halted at 9:10 p.m., because of darkness.
The 118 games already in the fifth set is longer than the previous record for most games in a full match, 112.