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This was the longest tennis match in history

Before the rules of tennis changed completely, Wimbledon It remained the most traditional tournament on the circuit in every way. from clothing, until the duration of the last set it gives a special touch to this Grand Slam and has left us memories to keep forever.

As you might guess, the longest tennis match in history took place at Wimbledon. John Isner from the United States and Nicolas Mahut from France they faced each other in the first round of the 2010 edition and gave us a match impossible to forget.

At Wimbledon and for 3 days: This was the longest tennis match in history

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Relive the longest match in Wimbledon and tennis history

The duel between Isner and Mahut took place in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010, started on June 22 and ended until June 24 by different factors. Initially, it had to be suspended and continue on the 23rd due to lack of light; however, that day he was postponed again due to weather conditions in the fifth set.

Precisely that last episode was the longest. The game is over 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6 and 70-68 in favor of John Isnerafter 11 hours, six minutes and 23 seconds on the clock.

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And that was not all, because both tennis players broke records not only in the history of Wimbledon, but of tennis in general.

  • The longest game in history: 11 hours and 6 minutes
  • Most games in a set: 138 in the fifth
  • Longest set: 8 hours and 11 minutes
  • Most aces in the same game: 216
  • Most games in the same match: 183
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  • Most consecutive games holding serve: Isner and Mahurlo each did 84 times
  • Most points in a single game: 980
  • Most points won in a game – Mahut got 502 despite the loss
  • Games won by the same player in a match: Isner with 92, followed by Mahut with 91
  • Most aces by the same player: Isner with 113

And if you want relive the entire match at Wimbledonhere we leave you the retransmission:

I write about sports at Sopitas.com. I studied at UNAM and then went through PressPort and Agencia Notimex. I watch soccer as if they paid me for it, but I am also a fan of baseball, tennis and Formula… More by Fernanda González

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