Referee Soeren Friemel, centre, calls off the epic men's singles match between John Isner of the US, left, and Nicolas Mahut of France,because of bad light, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 24, 2010 11:23:31 AM PDT
By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer
WIMBLEDON, England - June 24, 2010 --
When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one last burst of energy, springing to his feet and applauding along with the crowd.