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Longest Tennis match in history, 59 - 59, in 5th set, 10 hours of play !!!

 
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Longest Tennis match in history, 59 - 59, in 5th set, 10 hours of play !!!
Isner and Mahut in world record marathon tennis match
59 - 59, in final set

June 23, 2010 -- Updated 2330 GMT (0730 HKT)

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John Isner and Nicolas Mahut set world record in marathon tennis match at Wimbledon
The match is the longest in terms of time at 10 hours and also games contested
Isner and Mahut tied at 59 games all in fifth and final set when bad light stopped play
Isner has set world record of 98 aces with Mahut powering down 95
(CNN) -- John Isner of the United States and his French opponent Nicolas Mahut made tennis history at Wimbledon on Wednesday as they contested the longest grand slam singles match of all time -- and it is still to be finished.
It was called off for the day due to bad light at 59 games all in the fifth and deciding set after 10 hours of action on Court 18 at the All England Club.
During the marathon fifth set, the pair surpassed the previous record of six hours and 33 minutes set at the 2004 French Open, when Fabrice Santoro beat fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clement 6-4 6-3 6-7 3-6 16-14.
Watch match highlights on ESPN
The duration of the fifth set alone, currently standing at seven hours and six minutes, beat the previous record.
The giant Isner has also set a world record for aces in a match, sending down 98 with Mahut notching up 95.
Nothing like this will ever happen again, ever, John Mc Enroe said earlier.
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Re: Longest Tennis match in history, 59 - 59, in 5th set, 10 hours of play !!!
Felt like 'dynamite'

Geneviève Blais lives on Hawk Lake, about five kilometres from the earthquake's epicentre in western Quebec.

She said she and her husband were doing some work on the deck when they noticed the first tremor.

"Thank God we weren't on a ladder," she told CBC News. "It felt like someone set off dynamite below us. Pictures fell from the walls and lamps got knocked off their pedestals."

Blais said she still felt rumbling below the house at 2:40 p.m., nearly an hour after the earthquake was reported.

"It sounds like thunder, but the electricity hasn't gone out," she said.



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