Argentine prevails in record long match

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Argentine prevails in record long match

Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever on Sunday, local time, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 and keep Argentina’s hopes alive against rival Brazil in their first round series.

Mayer needed 6 hours, 42 minutes to beat Souza, which is also longer than the record for a clay-court match on the ATP tour.

The previous longest singles Davis Cup match had been John McEnroe’s win over Mats Wilander in 1982, which lasted 6 hours, 22 minutes. In the tiebreaker era, the longest singles match was Horst Skoff’s win over Wilander in 6 hours, 4 minutes in 1989.

The ATP record on clay was Fabrice Santoro’s victory over Arnaud Clement in 6 hours, 33 minutes over two days in the first round of the 2004 French Open.

The longest tennis match in history remains John Isner’s win over Nicolas Mahut in 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days at Wimbledon in 2010. The longest Davis Cup match was a doubles played in 2013 when Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol defeated Marco Chiudinelli and Stan Wawrinka in 7 hours, 2 minutes in the first round.

AP
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