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I know not many of you are tennis fans, but this is worth mentioning.

23rd seed John Isner of the USA and Nicholas Mahut of France are in the fifth set of their opening round match. As I type this, they are tied 41-all (that's 41 games) in a set that has lasted almost 5 hours and a match that is slowly nearing the eight-hour mark. This is unprecedented, and, alas, oddly captivating.

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42-all, Isner whiffs for the second time in three games.

And in case anyone is wondering why they aren't doing the tiebreaker, all Grand Slam tournaments require a fifth set win by two games.

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Even the Wimbledon website can't believe it... In their bracket, they have the fifth set at -1 all...

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42-all, Isner whiffs for the second time in three games.

And in case anyone is wondering why they aren't doing the tiebreaker, all Grand Slam tournaments require a fifth set win by two games.

At one point (and it still could be the case since I last watched), but during the 5th set, Isner did not face a break point.

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42-all, Isner whiffs for the second time in three games.

And in case anyone is wondering why they aren't doing the tiebreaker, all Grand Slam tournaments require a fifth set win by two games.

Actually the US Open has a 5th set tie-breakers. The others don't.

EDIT: 45-45 now. No one can break serve.

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It's worth mentioning, by the way, that they've shut off the on-court scoreboard, and the online scoreboard started counting over at zero-zero after Isner won his 51st game.

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