Isner wins world’s longest tennis match

Three day contest ends 70-68

The grudge match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon has ended after eleven hours and five minutes of marathon playing, resulting in a score of 70-68 Isner. The previous longest match was just over six and a half hours, a thought that will no doubt weigh on Isner’s mind as he prepares for his next game in less then 24 hours. “I’m going to do everything necessary to get myself ready for tomorrow,” he said. “I know my opponent (Thiemo de Bakker, who also had a long game in his first round), he’s not the freshest one either. Not nearly like me, but I definitely think I can win.”