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Isner beats Mahut 70-68 in final set at Wimbledon

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John Isner of the US reacts after defeating France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett John Isner of the US reacts after defeating France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett
John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett
John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett
John Isner of the US, left,  consoles France's Nicolas Mahut,at the end of their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett John Isner of the US, left, consoles France's Nicolas Mahut,at the end of their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool) By Suzanne Plunkett

 

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- John Isner has won the longest tennis match on record by beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set at Wimbledon.

Picking up at 59-59 in the fifth set Thursday, the match continued on serve with no break points until the American hit a backhand passing shot to finish the contest in front of a packed crowd on Court 18.

Isner finished with a total of 112 aces and Muhat 103.

The first-round match surpassed the 11-hour mark stretching over three days. The fifth set alone went over 8 hours.

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