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McEnroeisanartist
05-19-2006, 07:49 AM
Facts about long matches:
the 1988 U.S. Open final wasn't over 5 hours..."only" 4 hours and 54 minutes.

The last time the Number 1 and 2 seeds played in the Rome Final, 1979 Gerulaitis-Vlas, it was 5 hours and 9 minutes.

Other significant 5 hour= matches
1969 Wimbledon Gonzalez-Pasarell 5 hours and 12 minutes
1982 Davis Cup Quarterfinal McEnroe-Wilander 6 Hours and 32 Minutes
1987 Davis Cup Becker-McEnroe 6 hours and 20 Minutes
1989 Davis Cup Skoff-Wilander 6 hours
1991 Australian Open 3rd Round Becker-Camporesse 5 hours and 11 minutes
1992 Wimbledon Doubles Final McEnroe/Stich-Grabb/Reneburg 5 hours and 1 minute
1992 U.S. Open Semifinal Edberg-Chang 5 Hours and 26 Minutes
1994 Davis Cup Muster-Stich 5 Hours and 25 minutes
1998 French Open Corretja-Gumy 5 Hours and 31 minutes
2000 Wimbledon Philippoussis-Shalken 5 hours and 5 minutes
2004 French Open Santoro-Clement 6 Hours and 33 Minutes
2004 U.S. Open Sargisian-Massu 5 Hours and 9 Minutes
2005 Rome Final Nadal-Coria 5 Hours and 14 Minutes
2006 Rome Final Nadal-Federer 5 hours and 5 minutes

Note: the 2003 Australian Open Quarterfinal Roddick-El Anayoui is offically reported as 4 hours and 59 minutes.

Ripper
05-19-2006, 07:56 AM
Not a fan of 3 out 5 sets matches, to tell you the truth.

Moose Malloy
05-19-2006, 08:43 AM
Facts about long matches:
the 1988 U.S. Open final wasn't over 5 hours..."only" 4 hours and 54 minutes.


Actually I recall during the CBS broadcast, the commentators mentioned the clock was off by a few minutes so the match did make it to 5 hours.

I think this was 5-6 hours:
'02 DC SF Safin/Kafelnikov def Arnold/Nalbandian
6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17

The 1982 French, 1987 French & US Open finals were all close to 5 hours, something like 4:45. And they were all only 4 sets.

Freedom
05-19-2006, 08:45 AM
The Gonzalez-Pasarell match was played out over 2 days.

Moose Malloy
05-19-2006, 08:53 AM
The Gonzalez-Pasarell match was played out over 2 days.

So was Clement-Santoro & Corretja-Gumy.

pianeon
05-19-2006, 10:48 AM
Nothing says "anticlimactic" like the last point of a 6 hour match.

wyutani
05-19-2006, 11:06 AM
The Gonzalez-Pasarell match was played out over 2 days.

2 days long?

Freedom
05-19-2006, 11:10 AM
2 days long?

Started in the evening, and was stopped for night. Started again next morning, I believe.

Who's in your avatar? Looks like a lefty Federer, but he has a Pure Drive?

prestige18
05-19-2006, 11:51 AM
Who's in your avatar? Looks like a lefty Federer, but he has a Pure Drive?
i dont know if i should be answering this buts its puerta

crazylevity
05-19-2006, 11:34 PM
Puerta's banned. He shouldn't be used in an avatar. :p

LowProfile
05-20-2006, 10:51 AM
I know the Santoro-Clement was officially the longest match ever played in a major and perhaps the longest professional match in history (I'm not sure about this one though...there could have been longer doubles matches).

I know the Federer-Safin second set tiebreak (won by Fed twenty-eighteen) was the longest tiebreak ever played. It was in the 2004 Masters Cup I believe.