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Lahyani presides over longest match

Updated: June 24, 2010, 3:44 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- The umpire who presided over the longest match in tennis history said Thursday he was so enthralled by the epic struggle that he never felt tired.

Mohamed Lahyani of Sweden spent 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days in the umpire's chair before declaring victory for John Isner over Nicolas Mahut in their first-round match. The fifth-set score was 70-68.

"I didn't get a chance to feel tired," Lahyani said. "I was gripped by the amazing match and my concentration ...

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