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Tampa's John Isner Resumes Longest Tennis Match Ever

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and Tampa's 23 seed John Isner have been engaged in what has become the longest match in tennis history, both in time and number of games played.

Beginning on Tuesday, the match has featured 163 games. At the end of play Wednesday it had been going on for 9 hours and 58 minutes.

The players have both set and broken numerous Wimbledon and tennis  records, including the Croatian Ivo Karlović's record of 78 aces in one match, which both players have surpassed.

At the end of play Wednesday, Isner had 98 aces to Mahut's 95.

Isner currently trains at Saddlebrook Academy in Tampa, along with other American pros such as James Blake and Mardy Fish.

Play at Wimbledon resumed at 10:40 (ET) this morning, and you can watch it online at ESPN3 or on TV at ESPNU.

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