Long Matches

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    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.
     
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  2. Ripper

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    Not a fan of 3 out 5 sets matches, to tell you the truth.
     
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  3. Moose Malloy

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    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.
     
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  4. Freedom

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    The Gonzalez-Pasarell match was played out over 2 days.
     
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  5. Moose Malloy

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    So was Clement-Santoro & Corretja-Gumy.
     
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  6. pianeon

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    Nothing says "anticlimactic" like the last point of a 6 hour match.
     
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  7. wyutani

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    2 days long?
     
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  8. Freedom

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    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?
     
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  9. prestige18

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    i dont know if i should be answering this buts its puerta
     
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  10. crazylevity

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    Puerta's banned. He shouldn't be used in an avatar. :p
     
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  11. LowProfile

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    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.
     
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