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A.Sa/M.Melo def. P.Hanley/K.Ulyett 5-7 7-6 4-6 7-6 28-26

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 11:57 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
The new record of the most games in the 5th set!
Previous record - Wimbledon 1985:
H.Gunthardt / B.Taroczy - P.Annacone / C.Van Rensburg 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-7(4) 24-22

It's also the new record of the most games played - 102!
Don't know about match time: record for doubles in a Grand Slam event is/was 6 hours 9 minutes (Knowles/Nestor def. Aspelin/Perry 5-7 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 23-21

How many MP's did they save?

LocoPorElTenis
07-04-2007, 11:58 AM
What is the record for the most games played in singles (tb era)? :confused: :wavey:

Volcanic Tennis
07-04-2007, 11:58 AM
:bigcry: Paul & Kev :sad: :sad: :bigcry:

Action Jackson
07-04-2007, 11:58 AM
Great stuff for the fans, but not the players.

azza
07-04-2007, 11:58 AM
2 im pretty sure

adee-gee
07-04-2007, 11:59 AM
:worship:

Deathless Mortal
07-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Sa/Melo :yeah: :D

VolandriFan
07-04-2007, 12:02 PM
Where there anymore incidents in this match? ;)

Björki
07-04-2007, 12:03 PM
:sad:

lucashg
07-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Sa/Melo :D :banana:

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 12:07 PM
What is the record for the most games played in singles (tb era)? :confused: :wavey:

83 - Philippoussis def. Schalken, Roddick def. El Aynaoui

The most games played in one set (62) in the Open Era - Wimbledon 1968:
Olmedo/Segura - Forbes/Segal 32-30 5-7 6-4 6-4

Set with 54 games in the 5th set set was also in qualifying in 1989 Wimbledon's singles: S.Warner def. M.Anger 7-5 1-6 7-6 3-6 28-26

Kolya
07-04-2007, 12:07 PM
Wow! The better team chokes.

Sa and Melo will probably lose tomorrow...

dijus
07-04-2007, 12:08 PM
:eek:

doddel
07-04-2007, 12:10 PM
6hours 13min according to BBC

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 12:10 PM
6hours 13min according to BBC

So, three new records in one match (Open Era):
- the most games in all (102)
- the most games in 5th set (54)
- the longest doubles match (6:13 h)

One thing is sure - it is one of the most amazing matches in tennis history :D

doddel
07-04-2007, 12:13 PM
to say it with the words of BBC live coverage:

'1253: After six hours 13 minutes, Melo and Sa wrap up a straightforward 5-7 7-6 4-6 7-6 28-26 win over Ullyett and Hanley. That's probably broken all sort of tournament records - and broken the hearts of Wimbledon organisers still hoping to get this tournament finished on time.'

:worship: :worship:

JMG
07-04-2007, 12:14 PM
I saw they had one mp at 22-23 or so, but I didn't follow much more of it.

Björki
07-04-2007, 12:19 PM
Hanley/Ullyett had at least 4 MP today

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Hanley/Ullyett had at least 4 MP today

Maybe also one MP in tie-break 4th set. I saw on a scoreboard 6:4 for the Brazilians and then 7:7. Han/Uly could have first MP at 7:6 in the tie-break.

Fergie
07-04-2007, 12:22 PM
Sa/Melo :worship: :worship: :worship:

ReturnWinner
07-04-2007, 12:27 PM
Congrasts Brazilians , when this match was started??????

shotgun
07-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Best-of-five sets in doubles matches is such a ridiculous concept. :retard:

Anyway, congrats to Melo and Sá for the fighting spirit. :yeah: But I wonder how much they have left in the tank.

JustJames
07-04-2007, 01:06 PM
to say it with the words of BBC live coverage:

'1253: After six hours 13 minutes, Melo and Sa wrap up a straightforward 5-7 7-6 4-6 7-6 28-26 win over Ullyett and Hanley. That's probably broken all sort of tournament records - and broken the hearts of Wimbledon organisers still hoping to get this tournament finished on time.'


:lol:

Sounds like it was a great match :yeah:
I wonder if there was anybody [fans] who watched it completely from start to finish..:lol:

Nando_L
07-04-2007, 01:10 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Scotso
07-04-2007, 01:12 PM
A doubles match should have never gone on this long. They should make them best of three.

Jens
07-04-2007, 01:18 PM
unbelievable :eek:

ycpg
07-04-2007, 01:38 PM
:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Caio_Brasil
07-04-2007, 01:44 PM
Congrasts Brazilians , when this match was started??????

Saturday!

Zirconek
07-04-2007, 01:49 PM
:bigclap:

Sá/Melo for Davis Cup team! :rocker2:

Uraitan
07-04-2007, 01:50 PM
Congrats, Sá/Melo !!! :bounce: :worship:

Good win ... :rocker2:

keqtqiadv
07-04-2007, 01:53 PM
:worship:

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 01:57 PM
I've never seen Melo. His height (on wimbledon.org or atptennis.com) is 2.03. Is that truth? If yes, only Karlovic is taller from active players :)

Caio_Brasil
07-04-2007, 01:57 PM
I've never seen Melo. His height (on wimbledon.org or atptennis.com) is 2.03. Is that truth? If yes, only Karlovic is taller from active players :)

yes, it's true :)

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 02:10 PM
:worship:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_melo_216_ips_m_pozzetti.jpg

Ales_Alessandra
07-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Congrats brazilians!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

ReturnWinner
07-04-2007, 02:15 PM
yeah and Big Dick Norman is 2.03 m too

I've never seen Melo. His height (on wimbledon.org or atptennis.com) is 2.03. Is that truth? If yes, only Karlovic is taller from active players :)

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 02:25 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_melo_215_ips_m_pozzetti.jpg

Brazilian duo won a long match in the 1st round as well. After 3 hours 21 minutes they beat Benneteau/Mahut 6-7 6-3 7-6 2-6 6-3. What an amazing tournament for them :)

From atptennis.com

The previous record for the most number of games in a Wimbledon men’s doubles match was 98, set in 1966, when American Eugene Scott and Niki Pilic of Yugoslavia ousted American Cliff Richey and Torben Ulrich of Denmark 19-21, 12-10, 6-4, 4-6, 9-7.

5:58h ?

It was the second longest match in duration in Wimbledon history, falling just 11 minutes short of the all-time record set in 2006 when Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor beat Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry 5-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 23-21.

BBC said 6:13 :shrug:

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 04:02 PM
:wavey:

I need a help from Portuguese speakers. I don't know Portuguese but from this text I've understood they saved 4 match points:
- first yesterday before the rain break
- second at 18:17
- third and fourth at 21:20

Pleas read it and correct me if I'm wrong: :)

A partida teve início ainda na segunda-feira e tantas foram as paralisações pela chuva que mesmo o placar oficial precisou de tempo para identificar a duração total do jogo. A confirmação veio mais tarde: 5h58. Há dois dias, a maratona foi paralisada definitivamente quando Ullyett e Hanley lideravam por 8/7 no quinto set, já tendo perdido match-point e após os brasileiros terem se safado de tiebreak duríssimo na parcial anterior. Na terça, disputaram outros games parelhos, mas precisaram deixar novamente a quadra com desvantagem de 14/13.

Mas quem esperava conclusão rápida nesta quarta-feira se enganou. Na seqüência do duelo, os cabeças 6 ainda estiveram sempre no domínio, com games mais fáceis e tiveram ao menos três match-points pela frente, o primeiro no 18/17 e dois no 21/20, mas vacilaram. Com garra acima do normal, Sá e Melo deram o troco no 53º game da parcial e sacaram para fechar em seguida.

http://globoesporte.globo.com/ESP/Home/foto/0,,11084360-EX,00.jpg

shotgun
07-04-2007, 04:11 PM
^^^
Yes, it's correct.

Cristine
07-04-2007, 04:25 PM
You're correct dear :cool:

Sá/Melo :rocker2:

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 04:31 PM
^^^
Yes, it's correct.

You're correct dear :cool:


Thank you mates :cool:

There are all the matches in Open Era with at least 38 games in the 5th set:

Wimbledon 1969: B.Hewitt / F.McMillan def. R.Lutz / S.Smith 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, 20-18
Wimbledon 1985: H.Gunthardt / B.Taroczy def. P.Annacone / C.Van Rensburg 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-7, 24-22
Wimbledon 1989: S.Warner def. M.Anger 7-5, 1-6, 7-6, 3-6, 28-26 (qualifying)
Australian Open 1990: P.Aldrich / D.Visser def. S.Davis / R.Van't Hof 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 23-21
Australian Open 1993: D.Visser / L.Warder def. J.Grabb / R.Reneberg 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 22-20
Davis Cup 1998: N.Marques def. N.Zimonjic 3-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, 20-18
Wimbledon 2000: M.Philippoussis def. S.Schalken 4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 20-18
Australian Open 2003: A.Roddick def. Y.El Aynaoui 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 21-19
Wimbledon 2006: M.Knowles / D.Nestor def. S.Aspelin / T.Perry 5-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 23-21
Wimbledon 2007: M.Melo / A.Sa def. P.Hanley / K.Ulyett 5-7, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 28-26

:worship:

takuma
07-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Melo and Sá saving Wimbledon from being ultimately boring :yeah:
Btw:Isn't it a funny GS, where doubles are far more intersting than singles..?

JeffCandoi
07-04-2007, 04:40 PM
Andre Sa and Marcelo Melo :rocker2: i already knew (heheheheh)... they are good !!!

Melo still has mixed doubles today.. good luck

the next match is Sa/Melo VS Kas/Peya!!

Who will win?

justClaudia
07-04-2007, 04:47 PM
Davis Cup 1998: N.Marques def. N.Zimonjic 3-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, 20-18

I totally forgot about this one. :eek: I really like Nuno Marques, and miss him a lot on the tour.


anyway, congrats to the boys. what a great win! :D

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 04:49 PM
I totally forgot about this one. :eek: I really like Nuno Marques, and miss him a lot on the tour.
anyway, congrats to the boys. what a great win! :D

Hi Claudinha :)
Do you know something more about that match. For example: did Marques save any match points?

JMG
07-04-2007, 04:53 PM
It's always difficult to compare, but Kas/Peya should be Benneteau/Mahut category. Good luck to the German/Austrian team. :rocker2:

JMG
07-04-2007, 04:53 PM
:bigclap:

Sá/Melo for Davis Cup team! :rocker2:

Yes, and Davis Cup at home on grass with Sa in singles. :rocker2:

justClaudia
07-04-2007, 05:01 PM
Hi Claudinha :)
Do you know something more about that match. For example: did Marques save any match points?

Hi :p

not really, it's like I said, I completely forgot about that DC tie, unfortunately. :lol: I'm not even sure if Portugal end up winning. but somehow I doubt.

sorry If I can't be much of a help. :awww:

JeffCandoi
07-04-2007, 05:03 PM
Yes, and Davis Cup at home on grass with Sa in singles. :rocker2:

sa, melo and GUGA :D

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 05:04 PM
Hi :p

not really, it's like I said, I completely forgot about that DC tie, unfortunately. :lol: I'm not even sure if Portugal end up winning. but somehow I doubt.

sorry If I can't be much of a help. :awww:

I thought you can check it on some Portuguese webpages :p The match was in 1998 so maybe somewhere on www existing the info ;)

justClaudia
07-04-2007, 05:05 PM
I thought you can check it on some Portuguese webpages :p The match was in 1998 so maybe somewhere is the info ;)

of course, that's what I am doing, lol. :p

justClaudia
07-04-2007, 05:34 PM
What I found and nothing is pretty much the same, but anyway. :lol:

July/98 - Yugoslávia vs. Portugal - 2/3. QF's, clay, outdoors. and that would be all.

but you know, Melvins has a website about Portuguese tennis. I don't really have the time now cause I'm working and a bit busy, sorry, but in his signature he has a link to it. Maybe he has something more there. ;)

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Sa said after the match: “Physically we are not too bad, but mentally it's tough playing one doubles match over five days. Today in the fifth set we were under severe pressure as we were always serving to stay in the match.”

They were serving to stay in the match 22 times (!) in all. Today 13 times.

“With so much pressure in the match it was nice to get it over with finally. From the warm-up we tried to keep the intensity high and keep the intensity going out there.”

During their post-match press conference, Sa and Melo were still unsure whether they had broken any record at The Championships. Upon receiving confirmation that they had, they high-fived each other and Sa said: “28-26. You don’t see that very often. I wouldn’t mind going through that again. As long as we win, it’s OK.”

And he revealed that one of the first people who congratulated them was Andy Roddick, who had just completed his match on Centre Court and raced over to them after seeing their score flash up on the screens in the locker room.

Melo revealed that the match was only the second time in his career that he had played a five-set match and added: "It was a great match, it's fantastic."

Throughout the match the battling Brazilians were supported courtside by their countryman, three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten.

Sa said: “We were lucky to have Gustavo Kuerten here with us. Guga watched the game and gave us some help with the match and also gave us the confidence to believe we can go out there and win. With results like this he might get a full-time coaching job, but we think he will probably be too expensive!”

jazar
07-04-2007, 08:30 PM
i've seen longer

W!MBLEDON
07-04-2007, 08:34 PM
nice scoreline

lucashg
07-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Melo also won his mixed doubles match with Tamira Paszek, they beat Martin Damm and Michaella Krajicek. Hopefully both Sa/Melo and Melo/Paszek can go far in their tournaments. :D

wipeout
07-04-2007, 09:23 PM
I'm wondering what would happen if you had 4 big servers out there playing doubles and they'd got to a 5th set.

ycpg
07-04-2007, 09:30 PM
Melo also won his mixed doubles match with Tamira Paszek, they beat Martin Damm and Michaella Krajicek. Hopefully both Sa/Melo and Melo/Paszek can go far in their tournaments. :D

:rocker2:

meninosantos
07-04-2007, 09:36 PM
What I found and nothing is pretty much the same, but anyway. :lol:

July/98 - Yugoslávia vs. Portugal - 2/3. QF's, clay, outdoors. and that would be all.

but you know, Melvins has a website about Portuguese tennis. I don't really have the time now cause I'm working and a bit busy, sorry, but in his signature he has a link to it. Maybe he has something more there. ;)

If you want Voo I can ask in the portuguese forum if someone remembers this match... :)

Metis
07-04-2007, 09:36 PM
What a win! :hatoff:

A few other seeds fell too, Erlich/Ram and Bjorkman/Mirnyi in the 1st round :eek:

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 11:08 PM
If you want Voo I can ask in the portuguese forum if someone remembers this match... :)

Oh, thanks. :yeah:

Haile Selassie
07-04-2007, 11:26 PM
:eek: :bounce:

star
07-04-2007, 11:49 PM
Viva Brasil!!

GlennMirnyi
07-05-2007, 12:41 AM
Amazing stuff. Sá rules!

Alonsofz
07-05-2007, 01:37 AM
Only :worship:

doddel
07-05-2007, 01:36 PM
and guess what, they are in a 5th set again.

against Kas/Peya, so far: 6-4 6-7 7-6 6-7 :worship: :worship: :worship:

stebs
07-05-2007, 01:55 PM
Melo and Sa are one game away from a third consecutive five set win leading 5-3 in the final set.

Voo de Mar
07-05-2007, 02:02 PM
The Brazilians needed 7 match points to reach Quarter Final after another amazing match :worship:

1 J.Benneteau/N.Mahut..... 6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(6) 2-6 6-3
2 P.Hanley/K.Ulyett........... 5-7 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(7) 28-26
3 C.Kas/A.Peya................ 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-7(9) 6-4
Q M.Knowles/D.Nestor :confused:

* Against Kas/Peya was 5:2 (30-30) in the 4th set, then MP at 6:5 (40-30) and two another MP's at *6:5 & 9:8 in the tie-break! But another 5-set win, simply taste better! :drool: Kas/Peya in the last game came back from 0:40 down to deuce

Impressive scorelines in three consecutive matches!
The Marathon Guys, you're the legend of Wimbledon (!!!) now go to the final!
:rocker2: :rocker2:

Volcanic Tennis
07-05-2007, 02:03 PM
Melo & Sa :worship:
After beating my guys 28-26, please continue to make a run!!
I hope Melo & Paszek also do well!!

ycpg
07-05-2007, 02:05 PM
Win again:rocker2: :rocker2:

doddel
07-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Q M.Knowles/D.Nestor :confused:


omg, the other two marathon kings. This could be fun :devil:

Voo de Mar
07-05-2007, 03:32 PM
Melo & Sa spent 775 minutes on the Wimbledon courts in three matches. Federer in his first three matches only 284 minutes :lol: