Wimbledon marathon match: Isner, Mahut resume longest match at Wimbledon

Wimbledon marathon match resumed again on Thursday. The first-round match already had lasted 10 hours.

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    Wimbledon marathon match: France's Nicolas Mahut serves to John Isner of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on June 24.
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John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France have resumed what already is the longest tennis match on record, picking up at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.

The first-round match already had lasted 10 hours, nearly 3½ hours longer than the previous mark. The fifth set alone has lasted 7 hours, 6 minutes.

The match continued in the same fashion Thursday, with both players holding serving easily. By the time they reached 63-63, Isner had a match total of 105 aces and Muhat had 101.

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Isner and Mahut split the first four sets Tuesday, before it became too dark to play. They began the fifth set Wednesday at 2:04 p.m., and play was halted at 9:10 p.m., because of darkness.

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