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Not this time, John Isner

Updated: May 31, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- When the match crossed the four-hour mark, some of those watching at Court Philippe Chatrier began to feel the flashbacks, those uneasy spasms of recognition.

For John Isner, the Georgia Bulldog, it must have felt like chronic combat fatigue.

Two years ago, Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon. It lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes (played over three days), and the score in the final set was a staggering 70-68. Although Isner won, it was ...

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