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Monday, January 3, 2011

The Hindu : Sport / Tennis : Isner wins yet another longest match in history

The Hindu : Sport / Tennis : Isner wins yet another longest match in history: John Isner won on Monday a re-run of the longest tennis match ever played, defeating Frenchman Nicolas Mahut for a second time — but taking almost 10 hours less to get the job done at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event.

The first round Wimbledon encounter between the pair lasted an historic 11 hours, five minutes, played over three days and ending in Isner’s favour 70-68 in the fifth set. The pair put that red-letter meeting well into the past as they met in Group B at the eight-nation Hopman Cup.