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Isner-Mahut epic headlines 2010

Updated: December 14, 2010, 2:50 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The first day, Tuesday, June 22, I needed some air after more than three hours of grinding out a notebook on my laptop. I bounced up the stairs of the Wimbledon broadcast center and emerged at my favorite spot at the All England Club: the roof that overlooks Court 18.

It was approaching dusk and John Isner and Nicolas Mahut were well into the fourth set, which the young American needed to extend the match after losing a third-set tiebreaker. Isner eventually won another ...

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