Jun 24, 2010

Greatest tennis match ever?

The longest tennis match in history, between John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France, ended today, after 11 hours and 5 minutes of play, with Isner winning 70 games to 68.

Was it the greatest match in Wimbledon history? Who knows? But the greatest tennis report, with Guardian editor Xan Brooks, about the longest match ever can be heard on today's "To The Point." The interview, which can be downloaded here, starts at about the 45 minute mark.

Brooks live-blogged yesterday's portion of the match. Scroll down to about 2:45 p.m., when he starts to take notice of the marathon session taking shape on Court 18.

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