At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, in the Gentlemen's Singles tournament, the American 23rd seed John Isner beat the French qualifier Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in tennis history, measured both by time and number of games. After 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days, the match finished 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(9-7), 7–6(7-3), 70–68.
The match began at 6:13 pm British Summer Time (17:13 UTC) on Tuesday June 22, 2010. At 9:07 pm, due to fading light, play was suspended at two sets each. After resuming on Wednesday at 2:05 pm, the record for longest match was broken at 5:45 pm. The light faded again, and so play was suspended at 9:10 pm, with the final set tied at 59 games each. Play resumed at 3:43 pm on Thursday, and Isner won at 4:48 pm, the final set having lasted 8 hours, 11 minutes.
Both players broke numerous Wimbledon and tennis records.