Tennis: Top 5 Longest Matches By Time



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Tennis: Top 5 Longest Matches By Time

Tennis World takes a look at the top 5 longest matches in the history of sport. 5. Boris Becker v/s John McEnroe (6 hr 21 m) The 1987 David Cup recorded the fifth longest match in the history of tennis, after Boris Becker overcame John McEnroe 4–6, 15–13, 8–10, 6–2, 6–2.

4. John McEnroe v/s Mats Wilander (6 hr 22 m) John McEnroe defeated Mats Wilander 9–7, 6–2, 15–17, 3–6, 8–6 in the quarterfinals of Davis Cup 1982, to record the fourth longest match in tennis' history.

3. Fabrice Santoro v/s Arnaud Clement (6 hr 33 m) In the first round of 2004 French Open, Fabrice Santoro recorded a 6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 16–14 conquest of Arnaud Clement, to register the third longest tennis match.

2. Tomas Berdych/Lukas Rosol v/s Stanislas Wawrinka/Marco Chiudinelli (7 hr 2 m) At the David Cup first round match-up, earlier this year, Czech Republic’s Tomas Berydch and Lukas Rosol registered the second longest match of tennis, after fighting off Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 24–22.

1. John Isner v/s Nicolas Mahut (11 hr 5 m) At Wimbledon Championships 2010, American John Isner played a marathon match against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, where the former won 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 in the match which lasted for three days and became the longest match of tennis by time.