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Wimbledon wild card for Mahut

Nicolas Mahut (Getty Images)
Nicolas Mahut (Getty Images)

London - Frenchman Nicolas Mahut has been given a wild card for this month's Wimbledon, still reaping the fruits of his record 11-hour-five-minute match against American John Isner in 2010.

"Very grateful to receive the wildcard @Wimbledon," Mahut wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

"A big thank you to the (All England) Club! Always feel special to play in such a prestigious place!"

Mahut, who will long be remembered for the first-round tussle he lost 70-68 in the fifth set, is ranked 224th and could not have entered the main draw without a wild card.

The 31-year-old, who along with Michael Llodra lost the French Open doubles final to the Bryan brothers last weekend, was facing British world No 2 Andy Murray in the second round of the Queen's grass court event on Wednesday.

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