(Check out BBC2 - 121 games on the trot - over 7 hours of play - final set is currently 38/38 and they're still going!)
Longest ever tennis match on hold as 'piss-bored' Cyclops system nips for a pint
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The official online text commentary on the BBC sport website is quite funny in places.
"1829: There is a sense of delirium in Commentary Box Four at the moment, we are living Isner-Mahut. Suggestions that both men should be given laptops so they can check their emails at the next changeover, and we can't be far off a hairdresser being called to Court 18. It's 38-38."
"1920: Lots of people asking if the umpire is allowed a 'comfort break'. I would imagine they're a hardy bunch who would not crumble under the pressure. I do expect to see Mohamed Lahyani wheeled straight off court and into the locker rooms at the end though, it could be a bit dicey getting down from that chair. Isner 45-44 Mahut."
"1926: Day 36, and John is in the diary room. He has a recurring nightmare that every time he holds serve some chirpy French fella does exactly the same and he's back to square one. Isner 46-45 Mahut. I'm going to need a shave soon."
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