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Jun 23, 2010, 02:38 PM
 
Longest match in history going on - 8+ hrs, tied at 47 games a piece in the 5th.

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Jun 23, 2010, 02:45 PM
 
Long matches and short skirts. Rarr!


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Jun 23, 2010, 03:16 PM
 
they apparently broke some score keeping thing of IBMs when they crossed past 50/50
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:17 PM
 
Lazy programmers.
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:23 PM
 
from twitter:

This match needs a few vuvuzelas to liven it up

Some of the ball boys who were then when this game started can now legally drink
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:31 PM
 
54/54 9 hrs and twenty minutes so far.

Someone might actually drop dead in a moment.

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The Final Dakar  (op)
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:34 PM
 
This is crazy stupid. Wow!
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 03:38 PM
 
I love the win by two, but I am a little concerned someone is going to pass out at some point.

Nevermind that they'll probably be too hosed for their next match (Note: I may have heard the frenchmen got into this round with a 22-24 win last match - in which case, he's in amazing shape)
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:14 PM
 
They might as well play tomorrow from bed, as neither will be walking. Maybe play Wii Tennis to duke it out?
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:18 PM
 
The Wimbledon scoreboard says play is suspended - at 59-59. If it had made it to 60-all, It would have been the equivalent of 10 6-6- sets. Incredible.
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:18 PM
 
Play suspended until tomorrow. 59 all.
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:34 PM
 
Can anyone think of a single sporting event (game/match/etc.) that went longer than this?
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:42 PM
 
Don't some cricket matches last forever?

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Jun 23, 2010, 04:43 PM
 
From the AP - "They have been playing for a total of exactly 10 hours — 7 hours, 6 minutes in the fifth set alone, enough to break the full-match record of 6:33, set at the 2004 French Open."
Edit: Re-read that. The fifth set took longer than the entire match from the French Open.
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:57 PM
 
One of the cricket match formats lasts for 5 days, yes, but that is by design. Also some extreme races last for a very long time, but that is also by design. I'm trying to think of anything else that might have lasted this long, and the only one I can come up with is ice hockey with sudden death. Anyone know the record for that?
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Jun 23, 2010, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Can anyone think of a single sporting event (game/match/etc.) that went longer than this?
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Jun 23, 2010, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
One of the cricket match formats lasts for 5 days, yes, but that is by design. Also some extreme races last for a very long time, but that is also by design. I'm trying to think of anything else that might have lasted this long, and the only one I can come up with is ice hockey with sudden death. Anyone know the record for that?
Unless a chunk of it goes in excess of 5 hours, I doubt I'll be impressed.

Edit: 24 Hours of Le Mans, though that's split among three drivers, IIRC.
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 05:04 PM
 
Soccer feels like 10 hours.

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Jun 23, 2010, 05:05 PM
 
Isner should go play basketball when he goes back to the hotel tonight, the dude is 6'9" and 245 lbs!
     
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Jun 23, 2010, 05:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Unless a chunk of it goes in excess of 5 hours, I doubt I'll be impressed.

Edit: 24 Hours of Le Mans, though that's split among three drivers, IIRC.
I can find examples of hockey games going for more than 8 hours. That's still less than this, but all high score lists list effective playing time, not time on the clock, so there may have been longer games than what my limited googling can find. Anyway, the longest game ended at 2.25 am, but I can't find when it started.
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Jun 23, 2010, 05:43 PM
 
That's certainly worth noting.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 12:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Unless a chunk of it goes in excess of 5 hours, I doubt I'll be impressed.

Edit: 24 Hours of Le Mans, though that's split among three drivers, IIRC.
Some Le Mans-style races go 48 hours straight. They have to do oil changes on the cars. I used to be really into it once upon a time.

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This match needs a few vuvuzelas to liven it up

Some of the ball boys who were then when this game started can now legally drink
Here you go.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 06:21 AM
 
Carries on today, its the third match on that court. At least they've got until this afternoon to sleep it off . Another record that went is the fastest ace at Wimbledon - 148mph, by Taylor Dent, an American. With a name like that, who knew! .

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Jun 24, 2010, 09:05 AM
 
Gonna lose a bit more productivity at work this afternoon when it starts back up.

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Jun 24, 2010, 09:27 AM
 
Not long now, the second match on is a women's match, 6-1 4-1 at the moment.

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Jun 24, 2010, 09:34 AM
 
Oh jesus. It turns out this is the third day for the match as it was suspended on its first day Tuesday, in the fourth, thanks to fading light.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 09:41 AM
 
Yeah they got to 2 sets each on Tuesday night, then 59 games each yesterday. The women's match is over now, they're next on at 3.30pm UK time, so about 50 minutes to go .

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Jun 24, 2010, 10:09 AM
 
Have they moved the match to a bigger court? (more seating?)
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Jun 24, 2010, 10:45 AM
 
It's on.
     
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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Have they moved the match to a bigger court? (more seating?)
Still court 18. You can watch it at espn3.com.

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Jun 24, 2010, 11:02 AM
 
62-62, Mahut hit his 100th ace of the match .

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Jun 24, 2010, 11:03 AM
 
Isner is already at 104.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 11:44 AM
 
at this point they should be trying for 100.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 11:46 AM
 
I'm wondering if Wimbledon Officials have decided whether to step in at a certain point. Say if it hits 100 all or goes into yet another day of play.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 11:48 AM
 
He did it!
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 11:56 AM
 
70-68! There's a special presentation now with Tim Henman and Anne Jones.

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Jun 24, 2010, 11:59 AM
 
Isner has a doubles match scheduled in half an hour!

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Postponed from yesterday.
     
   
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