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Epic Wimbledon Match Extends Into Third Day

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The longest match in tennis history will resume on Thursday.

America's John Isner and France's Nicolas Mahut have been playing for a total of 10 hours in an epic battle at Wimbledon. Today's play was suspended for darkness at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon. Isner and Mahut began playing on Tuesday, and were stopped in the middle of the 4th set at sundown.

Wednesday's singular set reached 7 hours and 6 minutes, enough to break the full-match record of 6:33, set at the 2004 French Open.

In other sports news, after an exhilerating goal in the 91st minute by Landon Donovan, the US soccer team triumphed against Algeria to win 1-0 in Wednesday's world cup match. This ensures the US will proceed to the next round, along with England, which beat Slovenia 1-0 on Wednesday as well.