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When will that Wimbledon match end? [Updated]

Update: We have a winner. David Thurston, 30, of Annandale predicted John Isner would win in 11 hours, seven minutes (he was off by two minutes).

Says David: "I wish I could say it was anything other than a complete guess, but that would be a lie."

The original post:

American John Isner and Nicolas Mahut of France have already set a record for the longest match in the history of tennis -- in terms of both games and time -- and they're not done yet. The match, tied at 59 games each in the fifth set, resumes Thursday after exactly 10 hours of play.
How long will it go? Predict the total time of the entire match below -- and come back later; we'll post the name of the winner here.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 23, 2010; 8:27 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The English will kill tennis. Technically, the match should have been played in it's entirety yesterday. If Wimbeldon would just add lights to a couple of their courts for just an instance like this. Both players will now go home, rest, and come back fresh to play probably up to 100 games each. It makes the sport look stupid and boring. They should consider the tie break system. Suppose this should happen to more than one match during the tournament? Play would be held up. Suppose it rains? These are just a couple of questions that the tourney directors should be asking themselves. Meanwhile, whomever wins will still lose.

Posted by: slang53979 | June 24, 2010 11:27 AM

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