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The long and short of it is, John Isner is Wimbledon's marathon man

The long and short of it is, John Isner is Wimbledon's marathon man

We venture out like somebody trekking the Sahara Desert. John Isner and Marin Cilic were about to finish their match at Wimbledon, and preparation was crucial. There was the chilled water bottle, the sunscreen for reapplying, even some of those dried food packs that become edible when you add water. We figured if a bonfire were needed later, we could find two sticks to rub together. Isner and Cilic had already played 4 hours 15 minutes, and when darkness finally shut them down about 9:30 Friday night, they were tied in the fifth set, 10-10. There are no tiebreakers in fifth sets at Wimbledon. You jolly well don't tinker with tradition here. Saturday was a perfect weather day at...

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