Marathon man Isner loses second longest French Open match

CBSSports.com wire reports
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PARIS -- Playing in another marathon match at a Grand Slam tournament, John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in the second round of the French Open.

The match lasted 5 hours, 41 minutes. The last set alone took 2:28.

Isner won the longest match in tennis history two years ago, beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.

Thursday's match was the second-longest by time in French Open history. The record is 6:33.

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