John Isner won a three-day battle as he finally brought an end to the longest match ever played in tennis with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68 defeat Thursday of Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon.

The first round match lasted well over 10 hours, stopped due to darkness after the fourth set on Tuesday and at 59-59 in the fifth set on Wednesday.

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