In June, John Isner battled Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in Wimbledon history. The pair played for more than 11 hours with the American winning 70-68 in the fifth set.

As Isner is learning, participating in a historical match like that will follow you for a long time. There are many issues. The toll it takes on your body. The bond he shares with Mahut. The constant questions at press conferences two month removed from the event. The fact that you’ll always be the guy who won the longest match in history.

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