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Mahut gets wild card for Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP)

Nicolas Mahut, loser of the longest match in tennis history, has been granted a wild card for Wimbledon.

Nicholas Mahut John Isner

ISNER-MAHUT RIVALRY

It was the match that wouldn't end in 2010, and the rematch ended in a hurry in 2011. Check out the sights from the Isner-Mahut clashes.

The French player lost 70-68 in the fifth set to John Isner in a first-round Wimbledon match three years ago that stretched over three days.

Mahut received a wild card entry Wednesday for the tournament starting June 24.

Mahut and fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra lost in the French Open doubles final last week to Mike and Bob Bryan.

Also receiving wild cards were Australia's Matthew Ebden, who won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open in January with Jarmila Gajdosova, and Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

Other wild cards will be announced in the coming days.

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