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The Stats You Didn't See From The Longest Match

John Isner of USA reacts during his first round match against Nicolas Mahut of France on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2010 in London, England. The match has become the longest in Grand Slam history.
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John Isner of USA reacts during his first round match against Nicolas Mahut of France on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2010 in London, England. The match has become the longest in Grand Slam history.

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are still playing in the longest match in tennis history after their Wimbledon matchwas suspended due to darkness.

So far the match has lasted nine hours and 58 minutes over two days and has featured 163 games of back-and-forth action.

Here are some numbers that will make you go “wow.”

The loser of this match will go home with $16,783.60. That means that, as it stands right now, he has made $19 per point, $28.06 per minute and $102 per game.

Number of Google hits on “Nicolas Mahut” after the match: 172,000. Number of Google hits on “Jim Courier”: 146,000.

Assuming you had a grounds pass ($30) and watched today’s part of the match – the still incomplete fifth set – you paid 25 cents a game.

Assuming that four cans of balls with three balls in them are put in to play every 16 games, this match used 131 Slazenger balls.

Number of photos posted on the match by Getty Images: 161

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