Isner, Mahut resume at 59-59 at Wimbledon

Updated: 24 June 2010 14:14 IST

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 se

Isner, Mahut resume at 59-59 at Wimbledon

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.

Topics : Tennis John Isner
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