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Last Updated: Thursday June 24 2010 16:57 GMT

Epic tennis match smashes records

John Isner

Two men have smashed the world record for the longest-ever tennis match at Wimbledon.

America's John Isner and Nicolas Mahut from France played for an unbelievable 11 hours and five minutes over three days!

They started playing on Tuesday evening, but the game didn't finish until Thursday afternoon.

In the end Isner beat Mahut 70-68, but Mahut was given a special prize to show what an incredible match it was.

Isner will now go on to play Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands in round two on Friday.

John Nicolas Mahut
Nicolas Mahut won a special prize for his efforts

He said: "This crowd was fantastic. What more can you say? The guy's an absolute warrior. It stinks someone had to lose."

Both men scored over 100 aces during the match - smashing the previous world record.


Both men scored over 100 aces!

The second longest match was six hours 35 minutes

This was the longest match in history

They played the most games in a set and match ever!

Wimbledon's previous longest match was in 1969

And the umpire had to wait seven hours without going to the loo!