Longest Tennis Match in History: Nicolas Mahut and John Isner Wimbledon 2010

by The Insider on June 24, 2010 · 0 comments

in Grand Slams

The longest tennis match ever played is still going and scheduled to continue today at 3:30pm. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are set to continue their titanic battle on court 18 later today with the score standing at 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-7 59-59.

It’s already the longest match in tennis history at 10 hours but the 7 hour, 6 minute fifth set alone was enough to break the old record of 6 hours, 33 minutes set at the 2004 French Open. The on-court scoreboard (above) even broke down while the online Slam Tracker reset itself to 0-0 once the score hit 50-50.

The comment on DTL said it the best:

So what was it like watching every minute of this battle of attrition live on TV? Well, I can only compare the experience to what it’s like staring at a JJ outfit: I desperately wanted to look away but I kept being drawn back to the insanity of it all.

We also wrote about Mahut and his epic marathon in the qualifying event. Mahut defeated Alex Bogdanovic 24-22 in the third set and final round of qualifying. Has he played the most games ever at Wimbledon in a single year?

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