Originally Posted by krosero
'87 came in at 4:18.
In terms of points played there have been several longer ones.
1927 Lacoste d. Tilden - 393 points. I think this must be the alltime record at the French because there were 61 games; von Cramm and Crawford played 56 games in 1934 (don't know the # of points), but the next longest is well back at 51 games (1984).
1984 Lendl d. McEnroe - 310 points
1989 Chang d. Edberg - 309 points
1993 Bruguera d. Courier - 299 points
1999 Agassi d. Medvedev - 296 points
2004 Gaudio d. Coria - 285 points
1991 Courier d. Agassi - 278 points
1987 Lendl d. Wilander - 263 points
Lacoste and Tilden had rallies as long as 42 shots but they only took up 3 hours and 1/2.
If it was only 3.5 hours in those days it would comparable to a much longer match today since they didn't have the delays they have today. Talk about a physically tough match.