Thread: Longest games
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:16 PM   #19
krosero
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Default Connors-Laver

Wonder if PC1 or others remember anything about a long game that Connors and Laver played in their Challenge Match in '75. It was reported as 22 points, or 8 deuces. It was Laver serving at 4-5 in the fourth set, and he finally held after saving 5 match points.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...2+points&hl=en

I don't know if there's any surviving footage of that game and I've never seen it. My highlights of the match end in the middle of the fourth set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM
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