When was the last time you saw something you knew you would never see again? When I saw this event four years ago, I knew this was a one-time, this-is-it moment. Never. Again. Sure enough, it’s now been a little more than four years and I have never seen anything close to what I saw in June of 2010. I am still convinced it will never happen again.
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The event was the first-round Wimbledon tennis match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. While there had been thousands of tennis matches before – and thousands since – this one was special. Why? Because it turned out to be the longest tennis match in history.
How long? Try 11 hours-5-minutes-over-3-days! (In case you were wondering, the previous record was 6 hours, 33 minutes.) The final score was 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 70-68. Those last two number are games not points! While the focus of this post isn’t specifically tennis, if you love the game as much as I do, take a look at the last four minutes of the match below or read all about it right here…
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