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This is the Tennis match which is shuttering all Tennis and gaming records. A rare phenomenon that was unplanned and unset but eventually happened. For the second consecutive day, the match between American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut is still unfinished. The two are deadlocked at 59-59. The games had so far consumed a total of ten hours.
Isner and Mahut are playing at the first-round match at Wimbledon and this is their fifth set. The match had do be suspended for the second straight day since darkness sets in. During the second day of the match they thought that it would be over within an hour but it dragged on.
This game had the record longest set in tennis history at 118 games and the most games in tennis history at 163, the previous record was 112. That's not all to it, this game also made four other records.
1. It's the longest match in tennis history: 10 hours. The previous record was 6 hours, 33 minutes.
2. Both players broke the ATP record for most aces in a match. Isner had 98, Mahut hit 95. The previous record was 78. Combined, the two had 193 aces, more than double the old record of 96.
3. The final set is longer than the previous longest match in tennis history. That was 6 hours, 33 minutes
Where's the fourth? Well the scoreboard goes haywire on them. They are the only players which made the Tennis Scoreboard reach its limit. The scoreboard stopped working at 47-47.
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Well there are more interesting facts to this record breaking and perhaps once of a lifetime tennis match. We might see more records being broken tomorrow as the two continue their Tennis match for the third day in a row.
By the way another interesting record of this game was it is almost two hours longer than the longest Major League Baseball game in history (an 8:06 game between the White Sox and Brewers in 1984).
The match continues and expected to be finished by Thursday afternoon but Wimbledon organizers are keeping a court open just in case the match drags on. An interesting match indeed.
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