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Thanks!
I'd love to watch both...
Following your post I saw this entry at Wikipedia, stating 28 deuces (and no mention of duration). Which is right?
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I'd love to watch both...
Following your post I saw this entry at Wikipedia, stating 28 deuces (and no mention of duration). Which is right?
I can't tell you because I didn't see that match. If there was 28 deuces, the game lasted for sure more than 30 minutes. Maybe someone who has written that info on wikipedia slipped up (20 and 28)

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The recent Melo-Sa victory reminded me: Is there anything here about the longest matches in doubles and mixed doubles?
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The recent Melo-Sa victory reminded me: Is there anything here about the longest matches in doubles and mixed doubles?
There is no thread about it.

The record in doubles is 6 hours 20 minutes:
Naldbandian/Arnold def. Kafelnikov/Safin 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17 (Davis Cup '02)
Doubles record in Grand Slam is 6 hours 9 minutes:
Knowles/Nestor def. Aspelin/Perry 5-7 6-3 6-7 6-3 23-21 (Wimbledon '06)
Mixed doubles record is 4 hours 14 minutes:
Schapers/Schultz def. Nijssen/Temesvari 6-3 5-7 29-27 (Wimbledon '91)

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Thank you, I'll add a bit (for those who didn't read about this 5-day match and for future generations )
Most of the information can be found in this thread but again, I think great stuff like that just drown in the sea that is General Messages forum.
By all means correct me if there's anything wrong.

In a match that has started on Saturday and finished on Wednesday (due to 7 rain delays and the traditional [yet stupid] Sunday off) Melo/Sa def. Hanley/Ullyet 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-7 (7), 28-26. It was the longest 5th set ever in any match, singles or doubles (tied with one Wimbledon 89' Singles qualifier).
The game lasted 5h 58m (the last set alone 3h 5m) - they just missed the GS Doubles record (set in Wimbledon 2006) by 11 minutes. The victors saved 4 MPs in the decider.

The longest decisive set is two games longer:
Ireland/Arthurs def. Brandi/Messori 6-3, 3-6, 29-27 (Australian Open '97). At 4h 36m, this is the longest 3-setter ever, at least since tie-breaks were introduced.

Going through the net, I've found 3 longer sets:
Dick Leach/Dick Dell def. Schloss/Mozur 3-6, 49-47(!!!), 22-20 (Newport '67)
Stan Smith/Van Dillen def. Cornejo/Fillol 7-9, 37-39, 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 (Davis Cup '73)
Segura/Olmedo def. Segal/Forbes 32-30, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 (Wimbledon '68; GS record)
It’s worth mentioning Segura was 47 at that time.

Surely at least the first one must have lasted over 7h, but I haven't been able to find out more about it. Do you know more about these three?

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The longest rally what I saw: 43-stroke with winning forehand (Schalken vs. Muster, Monte Carlo 1996)
Federer - Hewitt, Indian Wells 05 Final - 45 strokes
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Federer - Hewitt, Indian Wells 05 Final - 45 strokes
So this is the longest rally which I've seen

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Didn't know if oy saw, but you know... just reminding if anyone didn't know
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4 hours, 53 min. Rafael Nadal - Paul-Henri Mathieu 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 (Roland Garros - 3rd RD) - the longest four-setter (ever?)!
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I'm curious about the longest tie-break set. I don't know any tie-break set lasted over 100 minutes
A few records were set today, and it wasn't even on clay!
Dudi Sela - Nicolas Massu 6-3 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4 in 5 hours and 7 minutes! (Davis Cup 2007, World Group Playoffs, Ramat Hasharon [Hard])
The third set lasted 109 minutes!!!
Its 3rd game was about 25 min. and 14 deuces long (according to one local article there were 34 points in it), sadly I wasn't counting. I hope to catch a rerun of that game but it's unlikely they'd show the whole match...

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7 of this year's longest matches have come from the AUS Open.
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95 minutes also fourth set Roland Garros final 2000: Kuerten def. M.Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(6)
93 minutes lasted first set of last year match at Roland Garros: Nadal def. Mathieu 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
90 minutes 1st set in Miami 2003: A.Costa def. Massu 7-6(6) 6-2
Heck, a 93 minute set between PHM and Nadal? Nadal didn't even spend all that time in the whole slam this year at Roland !
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It'd be interesting (and relevant) to see what surfaces the DC matches in the list were played on. Mostly clay presumably.

Something to consider adding if you get time.....
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Thanks for the update
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Thanks!
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Following your post I saw this entry at Wikipedia, stating 28 deuces (and no mention of duration). Which is right?
28 deuces! That is quite unreal! Was that on clay?
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28 deuces! That is quite unreal! Was that on clay?
Yes.

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