mcenroe vs becker

tennisfan21

New User
I think it was mcenroe against becker.......i think in the wimbledon..........it was 22-20 tiebreaker, crazy stuff!!! It could of been more than that, i dont remember
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
Yeah, wasn't the 1987 Davis Cup match between McEnroe and Becker in Hartford, CT the longest tennis match ever? One of the middle sets went to like 15-13 or something like that and I think the entire match went on for like 6 hours 40 minutes. Why do they keep saying that the Santoro-Clement match this week is the longest tennis match in the open era at only 6 hours 33 minutes and the the longest match on record before that was the McEnroe-Wilander Davis Cup match in 1982 in St. Louis which was 6 hours and 22 minutes? Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
B.BECKER (FRG) def. J.MCENROE (USA)
4-6 15-13 8-10 6-2 6-2


Q. Out of all your finals, you mentioned the 1986 final as the one you thought proved you belong. Is that the one that stands out most memorable or is there another one that you thought maybe was the most exciting match, a match you won't ever forget if you live to be 150?
BORIS BECKER: Well, there's one match in particular that stands out. That's a Davis Cup match against McEnroe in Hartford. That was in '87. That was about whether America or Germany goes down to the second division. That was probably the longest match I ever played, and the one with extreme emotion and extreme trials and tribulations.
I wouldn't like to compare my Grand Slams because each was very, very special and very difficult to win and to do. Some finals were easier than others. All in all, each holds a special place in my heart.
Obviously the four finals I lost at Wimbledon is something I also won't forget.
 

AAAA

Hall of Fame
BreakPoint said:
Why do they keep saying that the Santoro-Clement match this week is the longest tennis match in the open era at only 6 hours 33 minutes and the the longest match on record before that was the McEnroe-Wilander Davis Cup match in 1982 in St. Louis which was 6 hours and 22 minutes? Correct me if I'm wrong.
The Davis Cup is separate from the ATP Tour and may not be included in the official definition of the 'Open Era'. Open era may only apply to matches played on the Tour since <insert date>.
So for Open era or ATP Tour records anything in Davis Cup does not count.
 
AAAA said:
BreakPoint said:
Why do they keep saying that the Santoro-Clement match this week is the longest tennis match in the open era at only 6 hours 33 minutes and the the longest match on record before that was the McEnroe-Wilander Davis Cup match in 1982 in St. Louis which was 6 hours and 22 minutes? Correct me if I'm wrong.
The Davis Cup is separate from the ATP Tour and may not be included in the official definition of the 'Open Era'. Open era may only apply to matches played on the Tour since <insert date>.
So for Open era or ATP Tour records anything in Davis Cup does not count.
I checked it out and I saw it reported that Becker/Mcenroe was "ONLY" (ha ha) 6 hrs 21 min.

So I guess it would be 3rd....
 
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