Five years since figuring in the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner once again finds himself in an almost similar situation albeit with a different face at the opposite side of the net.
Isner's win over France's Nicolas Mahut in 2010 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 set 11 tennis records and will likely hold for a couple of years—unless the unexpected happens again in his match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.
Suspended due to darkness at 10-10 in the deciding set, Isner vs Cilic continues today with the winner advancing to the fourth round where American Denis Kudla awaits.
Marin Cilic (Reuters/Toby Melville)
But Cilic is no stranger to marathon matches, having won a five hour and 31-minute-match over American Sam Querrey, 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 17-15.
(Main image: John Isner during a change of ends break in his match with Marin Cilic. AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)