John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France are playing the longest match on record in tennis history at Wimbledon.
Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than 8 hours -- breaking the record of 6 hours 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match.
Isner and Mahut have played 102 games in the fifth set alone, tied at 51 games apiece. They resumed playing Wednesday at the start of the fifth set; the match was suspended because of darkness Tuesday night after four sets.
[Updated at 12:22 p.m.: The fifth set is tied at 53 games apiece.]
[Updated at 12:37 p.m.: Now it's tied at 55.]
[Updated at 12:45: The fifth set, now tied at 56, has lasted more than 6 1/2 hours. The match has passed the 9 1/2-hour mark.]
[Updated at 12:55 p.m.: The players are taking a bathroom break with the set tied at 58.]
[Updated at 1:10 p.m.: Play has been suspended for darkness with the fifth set tied at 59.]
-- Associated Press
Photo: John Isner, left. Alastair Grant / Associated Press.
Photo: Nicolas Mahut / Getty Images.
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