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Longest Game in Tennis Open History

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At the 2004 French Open Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement (both French) played the longest match since the Open era of professional tennis began in 1968. The match began on Monday, May 24 but play was suspended in the 5th set when darkness fell. The game resumed the next day and Santoro finaly beat Clement 16-14 to win the fifth set. The 71 game marathon lasted a total of 6 hours, 33 minutes on court (beating the former record of 6:22 played by John McEnroe and Mats Wilander at the 1982 Davis Cup).

The match score was: 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 16-14

Posted:  2004-05-28  3:55:41 PM

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