Originally Posted by mxmx
3 hours more or less...but continuous tennis matches on that same day of around 7-8 hours with minor breaks inbetween - one gets to a point where its beyond tired and you almost don't feel it anymore.
Same here. Not sure of my longest individual match, but in the final day of a singles and doubles draw of a tourney... the day started at 8am with a doubles match, played through the day in both the singles and doubles draw, and the finals singles match started at 5pm. At that point I'd say my body/game was only around 60%... I was afraid to even run hard for fear that I would tear some muscle somewhere. It was a battle of the mind.
After the match I said to a friend, "You know, if this was just a regular day of friendly tennis, I woulda quit playing 7 or 8 hours ago."