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The longest match in the history of professional tennis (2010)

The longest match in the history of professional tennis (2010)

On June 24, 2010, the longest match in the history of professional tennis ended, both in terms of duration and number of games. The players were American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, and the match was played in the first round of Wimbledon. The match started two days earlier at 18:13 pm British time, was played until 21:07 at night and then the game was interrupted and resumed the next day at 14:05.

And that day was played until dark at 9:10 p.m. Finally, the match resumed at 15:43 and finally ended at 16:48. A total of 11 hours and 5 minutes was played. As many as 183 games were played, and the results by sets were 6-4, 3-7, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. The last, fifth set, lasted a record 8 hours and 11 minutes and had 138 games. The match broke a number of previous records. For example, the highest number of aces in the match was achieved, as many as 113 for Isner.

Mahut scored 103 aces, so there were 216 of them in the whole match. The American John Isner won, but he was so exhausted after the match that he lost catastrophically in the second round to the Dutchman Thiem de Bakker 0-6, 3-6 , 2–6. He was so tired that he failed to score a single ace in that match. He even withdrew from the doubles competition that year at Wimbledon.

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