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10 months ago | gizem

What is the longest match in tennis history?

The longest match in tennis history, both in terms of time and number of games played, took place at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. The match was an epic first-round encounter between John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France.

The match was played over the course of three days, from June 22 to June 24, 2010, and lasted a staggering 11 hours and 5 minutes. The match was played on Court 18, and it became an unforgettable spectacle that captivated tennis fans worldwide.

The final scoreline was 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7), 7–6(3), 70–68 in favor of John Isner. The fifth set alone lasted for 8 hours and 11 minutes, setting multiple records for the longest set, longest match, and most games played in a match in tennis history.

This extraordinary marathon match between Isner and Mahut surpassed all previous records for match duration and tested the physical and mental endurance of both players. It became an iconic moment in tennis history and showcased the resilience and fighting spirit of the athletes involved.