When did John Isner play Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in longest tennis match ever and what was the final result?

John Isner has matched his best ever grand slam finish by reaching the Wimbledon quarter-final and is now looking to go all the way at SW19.

But the American is best known as a world record breaker, having once played the longest tennis match ever.

 John Isner will surpass his best ever grand slam performance if he beats Milos Raonic in the quarter-final at Wimbledon

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John Isner will surpass his best ever grand slam performance if he beats Milos Raonic in the quarter-final at Wimbledon

Who is John Isner?

John Isner was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1985.

He is one of the world's tallest players, at six foot ten inches.

Graduating from the University of Georgia, he turned professional in 2007.

In 2011, he reached the US Open quarter-final before being beaten by Andy Murray.

That remained his best grand slam performance until Wimbledon 2018.

When did John Isner play the longest tennis match ever and what was the result?

In 2010, John Isner faced France's Nicolas Mahut in the first round at Wimbledon.

In a match that spanned three days, and took an incredible eleven hours and five minutes to complete, Isner ultimately ran out 6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 70–68 winner.

 The scoreboard at Wimbledon needed to be reset as Isner played the longest ever tennis match against Nicolas Mahut

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The scoreboard at Wimbledon needed to be reset as Isner played the longest ever tennis match against Nicolas Mahut
 A plaque was erected at Wimbledon commemorating the world record match

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A plaque was erected at Wimbledon commemorating the world record match

Incredibly the match even resulted in the scoreboard stopping as it was only programmed to go up to 47 games.

Understandably, Isner was too fatigued in the second round to advance any further at Wimbledon and was soundly beaten 0-6, 3-6, 2-6 by Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker.

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John Isner has matched his best ever grand slam finish by reaching the Wimbledon quarter-final and is now looking to go all the way at SW19.