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Short marathon for John Isner

Updated: May 31, 2013, 5:54 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- A year ago in the second round, John Isner fell to French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu in a bruising marathon. Isner lost 18-16 in the fifth set and the match set a Roland Garros record for most games (76) and was the second-longest in duration here in the Open era, at 5 hours, 41 minutes.

You might also remember a tense little 11-hour-5-minute match three years ago at Wimbledon, in which Isner prevailed over Nicolas Mahut in the fifth set 70-68.

We are happy to report that, ...

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