Friday, June 25, 2010

The Longest Match in Tennis History- 11Hours 5 Minutes

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The Longest Match in Tennis History

Chair Umpire from Sweden: Mohammad Lahyani

The longest match in the history of lawn tennis was won by John Isner of USA at Wimbledon on Thursday (24th June, 2010).

Isner and French qualifier Nicolas Mahut played a 186-game epic across three days for 11 hours and 5 minutes on Court 18 until the Isner finally won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68.

The final set alone lasted 8:11, far longer than the previously longest match (6:33 hours) as all the tennis records were smashed and the new marks probably will stand forever. Isner served 112 aces while Mahut fired 103.

So special was the moment that the All England Club organized a gift presentation from former champion Ann Jones and Tim Henman for both players — and long-suffering Swedish chair umpire Mohammed Lahyani, who also sat through the entire ordeal.

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