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Longest Match In Tennis History Features Former Bulldog John Isner

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Much has been made of the 10-hour-and-counting Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, already the longest match ever. The two combatants have earned a night's rest before continuing tomorrow morning (hopefully the SB Nation staff covering the match get a break as well).


Isner, a 6-foot-9 right-handed slugger, is UGA's all-time leader in both singles and doubles victories. Earning All-American honors each of his four years, he led the Dawgs to a national title as a senior. For his efforts, he was honored at halftime of a 2007 football game against Ole Miss. Before joining the Red and Black, Isner won the 2003 Junior National Championships Doubles. He's currently 67-53 as a pro.


Also, his opponent for the foreseeable future hails from France. You know, Georgia Tech has a campus in France, and Mahut once won a tournament called the Orange Bowl, so maybe these two players are being fueled by nothing but clean, old-fashioned hate? Never mind. Go Dawg.


SB Nation Tennis will continue to offer far better and more serious coverage of the matter than we can.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.