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Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in Europe, TG Roundup, Worldwide

70-68: No, this is not Basketball Score!

John Isner of USA finally won the longest match in tennis history, which lasted for 3 days. The American hit a backhand winner to win the last of the match’s 980 points, and he took the fifth set Thursday against Nicolas Mahut, 70-68.

The first-round match took 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days, lasting so long it was suspended because of darkness – two nights in a row. Play resumed Thursday at 59-all and continued for more than an hour before Isner won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

Isner had 112 aces, and Mahut had 103 – previous record of aces was 78.

Man, I wish I saw this game live!

1 Comment

  1. Mohan garu, as luck would have it , I accidentally saw the last 15 mins, I couldn’t believe that couple of planes crossed Atlantic ocean back and forth from the near by Heathrow airport before the game was over.
    Epic.