Longest Tennis Match in History 2010

Longest Tennis Match in History 2010 Until 2010, the record for longest match in professional tennis history was a first round match between Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément at the French Open in 2004; Santoro eventually won 4-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3, 16-14 after six hours and 33 minutes. However, that record was beaten, hands down, by another first round match, between American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahuf at the Wimbledon Championships in 2010.

Played over three days on Court 18, the match lasted eleven hours and five minutes in total, with Isner eventually winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68, making it the longest match both in terms of elapsed time and games played. In fact, the final set alone lasted eight hours and eleven minutes or, in other words, one hour and 38 minutes longer than the Santoro/Clément match. On the third day, played resumed in the fifth set at 59-59, to the amusement of the umpire and spectators, and continued until Isner broke serve in the 138th game to complete a remarkable victory. Both players were presented with crystal glasses and a commemorative plaque was erected courtside to mark their achievement.

In 2018, Isner was also involved in the second longest match in professional history, again at the Wimbledon Championships, where he eventually lost 6-7. 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 24-26 to South African Kevin Anderson in a men’s singles sem-final lasting six hours and 35 minutes. The following October, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced that, from 2019, tie-breaks would be played at 12-12 in the final set to prevent such marathon matches.

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Steffi Graf ‘Golden Slam’ 1988

Steffi Graf 'Golden Slam' 1988 On her retirement from professional tennis in August, 1999, Stefanie Maria ‘Steffi’ Graf had won a total of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. However, in 1988, Graf achieved the rare feat of winning all four Grand Slam singles titles, plus an Olympic gold medal, in the same calendar year, thereby completing what is known as a ‘Golden Slam’, (which sounds like the nickname I’d name myself on high roller online casinos !) .

In the Australian Open, Graf beat defending champion, and fifth seed, Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 in the quarter-final, eighth seed Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-final and third seed Chris Evert, making her last appearance in a Grand Slam final, 6-1, 7-6, to take the title without dropping a set. In the French Open, Graf obliterated the unseeded Natasha Zvereva 6-0, 6-0 in a lopsided, rain-interrupted final that lasted just over half an hour; in so doing, she achived the first ‘whitewash’ in a ladies’ Grand Slam final for 77 years.

At Wimbledon, Graf faced second seed Martina Navratilova, who was chasing her seventh ladies’ singles title in a row, in the final. Graf led 5-3 in the opening set, but lost the next six games to trail 7-5, 2-0; however, in a complete reversal of fortune, Graf won all bar one of the next 13 games to win the match 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Graf completed the Grand Slam on the acrylic hard court at the US Open, making her the first player to do do on three different surfaces, beating fifth seed Gabriella Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the final. With second seed Chris Evert a third-round casualty, the pair, seeded first and third, met again in the gold medal match at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, and Graf was again victorious, winning 6-3, 6-3. Much like when I’m on cancasinos casino online , Graf clearly had winning on here mind!

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Fred Perry Wins French Open 1935

Fred Perry Wins French Open 1935 Born in Stockport, England in 1909, Frederick John ‘Fred’ Perry was the most successful British tennis player ever. Long before a modern world of best mobile casinos and indeed before turning professional in late 1936 – a decision for which he was widely criticised – Perry spent three years as the number one ranked amateur tennis player in the world. In 1934, 1935 and 1936, Perry won eight Grand Slam singles, including three consecutive victories in the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles without losing a set.

His most notable victory came in the French Championships, commonly known as the French Open, in 1935. The tournament was staged, as it is today, on outdoor red clay courts at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Perry dropped the first set of his second-round match against the unseeded Vladimir Landau but, thereafter, beat Enrique ‘Bubi’ Maier, fifteenth seed Don Turnbull, seventh seed Christian Boussus and third seed Jack Crawford in straight sets en route to the final.

In that final, second-seeded Perry faced reigning champion, and number one seed, Gottfried von Cramm, a tall, blonde Saxon aristocrat and one of the greatest tennis players Germany has ever produced. In any event, Perry defeated his illustrious opponent 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 and, in so doing, became the first player ever to win all four Grand Slam singles titles – completing what is known, nowadays, as a ‘Career Grand Slam’. Perry accomplished the feat at the age of 26 and, decades later, remains the only British tennis player ever to have done so. Perhaps it’s a sign. I have take a moment away from www.cinemacasino.com and pick up a tennis racket!

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Virginia Wade Wins Wimbledon 1977

Virginia Wade Wins Wimbledon 1977 Sarah Virginia Wade, commonly known as Virginia, has the distinction of being the last British tennis player to win the Ladies’ Singles at the Wimbledon Championships. She did so on July 1, 1977, the year that marked the centenary of the Wimbledon Championships and the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, who made her first appearance in SW19 since 1962.

Wade already had two Grand Slam singles to her name, having won the US Open in 1968 and the Australian Open in 1972, but in fifteen previous appearances at Wimbledon had reached the semi-finals twice, in 1974 and 1976, but progressed no further. In 1977, third-seeded Wade progressed through the first four rounds, against unseeded opponents, without dropping a set. In the quarter-final she defeated number six seed Rosie Casalas, again in straight sets, and in the semi-final beat number one seed, and reigning champion, Chris Evert 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to set up a final encounter with number seven seed Betty Stöve.

Wade had beaten Stove – the first Dutch player to reach a Wimbledon final – on seventeen of their previous nineteen meetings but, in an error-strewn match, she lost the first set 6-4 and surrendered a 3-0 lead in the second to leave the result hanging in the balance. However, Wade recovered to win the next seven games in a row, thereby taking what proved to be an unassailable 4-0 lead in the third, and final, set. Eventually, after one hour and thirty-seven minutes, she closed out the match, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; understandably, her victory made prominent front-page news the following day.

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