No end in sight for 10-hour marathon
WIMBLEDON, England -- At some point, maybe around the 40th game of the ultimate set -- or was it the 50th? -- this ceased to be a tennis match and began to feel more like a hazy, feverish dream.
John Isner, the 6-foot-9 former Georgia Bulldog, and Nicolas Mahut, a game 28-year-old Frenchman, just stood on the baseline of a sun-splashed Court 18, red-faced and sodden, and hit bomb after bomb. Serves were rarely threatened. Time stood still. Tennis isn't generally associated with bravery, ...
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