The 50 Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

48. Longest Tennis Match (11 hours and 5 minutes)

Date: 6/24/2010
Set By: John Isner (USA) and Nicolas Mahut (France)

They'll always have Wimbledon. While neither Isner nor Mahut has gone on to do much of anything in tennis, their epic 70-to-68 fifth set tiebreaker is one of the all-time craziest things to happen on a tennis court. The fifth set lasted longer than the previous record holder for longest match in tennis history. While it seems that at some point a longer match will be played just by the laws of random probability, that's sort of like saying at some point you could flip a coin and have it land on heads 100 times in a row. Sure, it will happen eventually, but don't hold your breath.

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