Posted: Jul 11, 2012 4:17 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2012 4:19 PM
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Top seed and defending champion John Isner advanced to the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis championships on Wednesday, beating France's Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 7-6 (2).
The win by Isner featured the two players that played the longest match in tennis history.
Two years ago, the pair played 11 hours, 5 minutes at Wimbledon, with Isner finally getting a 70-68 fifth-set victory.
This one didn't have nearly the drama with the 6-foot-9 Isner using his overpowering serve to take charge. It ended when Mahut double faulted, ending the match in 1 hour, 18 minutes.
Last year, the pair met again at Wimbledon, with Isner winning in three sets in a match that lasted about two hours.