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The Isner-Mahut Marathon

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American, John Isner and Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut created history at Wimbledon 2010 when they played out the longest tennis match in history.

Isner and Mahut spent a cumulative 11 hrs and 5 minutes on court, battling several rain delays over three days, before Isner emerged a 70-68 victory in the final set.

Several other records fell on that day- the match was also the longest in terms of games, and that final set was the lengthiest in terms of time and number of games.

The match also witnessed the most aces ever seen in a tennis match, with Isner sending down 112 and Mahut not far behind on 103.

Both players comfortably eclipsed the record for most aces by an individual- dwarfing Ivo Karlovic’s previous mark of 78.

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