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!