Isner, Mahut playing record-breaking match - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Isner, Mahut playing record-breaking match

Posted: Updated:
John Isner of the US, left, and Nicolas Mahut of France listen, as a tournament official calls off their men's singles, first round match because of bad light, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Sa John Isner of the US, left, and Nicolas Mahut of France listen, as a tournament official calls off their men's singles, first round match because of bad light, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Sa

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and Nicolas Mahut of France are playing what already is the longest match on record in tennis history.

Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than 7½ hours — breaking the record of 6 hours, 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match.

Isner and Mahut have played more than 80 games in the fifth set alone. They resumed playing Wednesday at the start of the fifth set; the match was suspended because of darkness Tuesday night after four sets.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.