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59 Games All In The 5Th Set At Wimbledon?

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Mahut, from France, had his first break points of the entire set at 50-50, but Isner, 25, dug deep into his reserves to save both.

The 6ft 9in American had two match points himself at 33-32 and another at 59-58, all of which Mahut managed to fend off.

Towards the end, the umpire's voice was going, rallies had become collectors' items and the scoreboard was broken because it could not cope with the alien numbers.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8757259.stm

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On BBC1 now, this match is about to resume, going into it's 11th hour of playing time.

They've had over an hour's worth of changeover time now! Walking to and from the chair and even getting drinks, they've been sat down for over half an hour during the match.

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On BBC1 now, this match is about to resume, going into it's 11th hour of playing time.

They've had over an hour's worth of changeover time now! Walking to and from the chair and even getting drinks, they've been sat down for over half an hour during the match.

It'll be a break of serve first game and be over in 10 minutes.

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Maybe it is a ploy.

Maybe if Wimbledon never finishes, because these guys play an infinite number of matches British player will no longer be able to do so appallingly.

Plus champagne and strawberry slaes will be through the removable roof.

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Maybe it is a ploy.

Maybe if Wimbledon never finishes, because these guys play an infinite number of matches British player will no longer be able to do so appallingly.

Plus champagne and strawberry slaes will be through the removable roof.

The umpire must have slashed in his pants and been literally touching cloth.

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The umpire must have slashed in his pants and been literally touching cloth.

From Wimbledon website:

...five teams of ballboys and girls came and went, the line judges were refreshed...

Only the umpire never took a toilet break. The players only did so after about 6 hours!

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On BBC1 now, this match is about to resume, going into it's 11th hour of playing time.

They've had over an hour's worth of changeover time now! Walking to and from the chair and even getting drinks, they've been sat down for over half an hour during the match.

Its impressive.

A lesson in effort and determination for certain football 'celebrities' I might mention.

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It's over. Isner wins 70 games to 68 in last set.

The match lasted longer than Serena Williams spent on court to win all her matches last year.

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It's over. Isner wins 70 games to 68 in last set.

The match lasted longer than Serena Williams spent on court to win all her matches last year.

Horrible to be the one to lose the game after all that effort. What an epic performance from both of them, the prolonged applause has been well earned.

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Daily Mash - Tennis Match Goes Insane

THE All England Tennis Club has commissioned a special forces officer to terminate a match at Wimbledon after it went completely insane.

Captain Benjamin Willard has been told that his mission is to proceed past court number one, over Henman Hill and, when he finds the match, infiltrate it by whatever means available and terminate it with extreme prejudice.

All England secretary, Denys Finch-Hatton, said: "It's out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct."

Willard, who had been dragged, hungover, from his bed and forced under a cold shower, admitted: "I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn't even know it yet. Minutes away and yards up a gravel path that snaked through the All England Club like a mains circuit cable plugged straight into Isner v Mahut."

Escorting Willard for the early part of his mission, senior club steward, Bill Kilgore, said: "Smell that? You smell that? Strawberries, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.

"I love the smell of strawberries in the morning.

"You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that sweet, fruity smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this match is gonna end."

Arriving at the court about 40 seconds later, Willard was immediately confronted by a deranged photographer from the Press Association who asked him: "What are they gonna say about it? What are they gonna say? That it was a kind match? That it was a wise match? That it had plans? That it had wisdom? ********, man!"

Willard revealed: "Everybody wanted me to do it, it most of all. I felt like it was up there, waiting for me to take the pain away. It just wanted to go out like a tennis match, standing up, not like some poor, wasted, rag-assed renegade.

"Even the BBC wanted it dead, and that's who it really took its orders from anyway."

Coming face to face with the 10 and a half hour match, Willard said: "They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound. But I don't see any method at all."

Asked if he was an assassin, Willard replied he was a soldier, but the match dismissed his claims, insisting: "You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill."

Willard added: "Yeah that's fine, but could someone just break a ******ing serve here? Okay? Jesus Christ."

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