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The Long and the Short of it.....

July 31, 2012
The Long of it……

The longest set in Olympic history was played between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic. Both took a set by identical scores of 6-3, setting the stage for the third set. Remember in Olympic tennis matches, there is no Tie-Break in the final set. Over the next 3 hours the drama played itself out with Tsonga finally prevailing, winning 25 to 23 games. The match lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes.

The previous record was 30 games, set in 2004 when Fernando Gonzalez defeated Taylor Dent 16-14 in the third set to win the bronze medal.

The Short of it….

Andy Roddick played Novak Djokovic under the centre court roof for a total of just 54 minutes….before losing 62 61.

The score says it all…..

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