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01-01-2011 04:40 PM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

^ Stolle was already included to the thread with 22-20, Riessen has been just added
01-01-2011 04:19 PM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Two others:

Queen's Final 1969:

Fred Stolle def. John Newcombe 6/3 22/20


London - Royal Albert Hall 1970 (pro tournament; Mar. 4-7) QF:

Marty Riessen def. Marc Cox 25/27 8/6 7/5

Riessen went on to win the tournament, defeating Ken Rosewall in the final and also won the doubles tournament. Since he had a long 5 set match in the doubles final, he asked for the singles final to be a best of 3.

Code:
R1
El Shafei def Laver 6/3 6/3
Rosewall def Ralston 10/12 8/6 10/8
Riessen def Newcombe 3/6 14/12 6/3
Pilic def Taylor 7/9 16/14 6/3 
Buchholz def Stolle 8/6 3/6 6/1
Cox def ??
Drysdale def ??
Okker def ??

QF 
Rosewall def Pilic 10/8 9/7
Buchholz def El Shafei 2/6 10/8 9/7
Riessen def Cox 25/27 8/6 7/5
Okker def Drysdale 6/3 6/2

SF
Riessen def Okker 9/7 6/3
Rosewall def Buchholz 6/2 6/3

F
Riessen def Rosewall 6/4 6/2

Doubles F 
Okker/Riessen def Laver/Davidson 6/3 13/11 9/11 2/6 7/5

And a Happy New Year to every fan of the Mahut/Isner match
11-15-2010 04:49 PM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

^ Thanks, added to the list
11-15-2010 03:53 PM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Another awesome scoreline here.

Bristol West of England Open 1969 2nd round:
Ralston def Taylor 18/20 6/2 6/2

Dennis Ralston was defeated in the next round by Owen Davidson. The match against Taylor was suspended for darkness at one set all. I think the match against Davidson was in the next afternoon, but not sure.

Roger Taylor must be the only player to have won 20 games in 4 sets !
08-04-2010 10:25 AM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

That's the kind of historical anecdotes that I love.

It's weird but it fits very well into the context of that period. You certainly all know about the farce round the Ashe/Okker final in Forest Hills.
08-03-2010 05:51 PM
straitup
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Weird
08-03-2010 01:57 PM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

I found the info about that match. It had been halted due to darkness on Sunday and wasn't resumed because Riessen changed his status on Monday and became a pro
08-03-2010 11:49 AM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

It's on the tournament's wiki page. In those days it was still an amateur event though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl...s_Championship
08-03-2010 11:40 AM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

^ Charlie Pasarell seems to be the only tennis player who participated in 3 "at least 100 games" matches Where did you find this scoreline?
08-03-2010 10:57 AM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Small present for you, an 18th match with at least 100 games that I came across by pure chance.


...


Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship in Haverford (Merion) 1968 Doubles Final:

100 games: A. Ashe/M. Riessen vs C. Graebner/C. Pasarell 9/7 10/8 2/6 28/30 SUS
08-01-2010 07:10 AM
straitup
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Voo de Mar View Post
5) 126 games: R.Taylor def. W.Gasiorek 27-29, 31-29, 6-4 (Warsaw 1966)
Bit of a disappointing final set there
08-01-2010 02:35 AM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

17 matches with at least 100 games (all-time):

1) 183 games: J.Isner d. N.Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68 (Wimbledon 2010)

2) 147 games: D.Leach / D.Dell d. L.Schloss / T.Mozur 3-6, 49-47, 22-20 (Newport 1967)

3) 144 games: B.Wilson / M.Cox d. R.Holmberg / C.Pasarell 26-24, 17-19, 30-28 (Salisbury 1968)

4) 135 games: T.Schroeder / B.Falkenburg d. P.Gonzales / H.Stewart 36-34, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 19-17 (L.A. 1949)

5) 126 games: R.Taylor d. W.Gasiorek 27-29, 31-29, 6-4 (Warsaw 1966)

6) 122 games: S.Smith / E.van Dillen d. J.Fillol / P.Cornejo 7-9, 37-39, 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 (Little Rock-DC 1973)

7) 112 games: P.Gonzales d. C.Pasarell 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9 (Wimbledon 1969)

8) 107 games: D.Knight d. M.Sprengelmeyer 32-30, 3-6, 19-17 (Southampton 1967)

9) 106 games: L.Schloss / T.Mozur d. C.Bovett / B.Seewagen 7-5, 48-46 (Southampton 1967)

10) 105 games: C.Drsydale / R.Moore d. R.Emerson / R.Barnes 29-31, 8-6, 3-6, 8-6, 6-2 (Boston 1967)


11) 105 games: J.Osborne / B.Bowrey d. T.Addison / R.Keldie 3-6, 43-41, 7-5 (Philadelphia 1969)

12) 105 games: J.Loyo-Mayo / M.Lara d. M.Santana / L.Garcia 10-12, 24-22, 11-9, 3-6, 6-2 (Boston 1966)

13) 102 games: D.White / B.Galloway d. H.Sweeney / L.Roemer 6-4, 17-15, 4-6, 18-20, 7-5 (Boston 1964)

14) 100 games: C.Sutter / G.McAuliff d. F.Shields / G.Lott 12-14, 14-12, 25-23 (Buffalo 1934)


15) 100 games: B.Lutz / J.Loyo-Mayo d. B.Bond / D.Leach 19-17, 33-31 (Phoenix 1969)

16) 100 games: F.Robbins d. D.Dell 22-20, 9-7, 6-8, 8-10, 6-4 (US Open 1969)

17) 100 games: H.Fritz d. J.Andrew 16-14, 11-9, 9-11, 4-6, 11-9 (Caracas-DC 1982)

***
Italic - matches before the Open era
06-29-2010 11:20 PM
Voo de Mar
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archer16 View Post
In the Melo-Sa match thread there's a mention of a 21-19 set from Wimbledon 1966 that isn't list here (yet).
Because in the #2 post, I've included "20 sets" from:

- all Grand Slam tournaments (singles)
- all Grand Slam tournaments (singles + doubles in the Open Era)

Where are doubles scorelines from Grand Slam tournaments before 1968? If there's such a website, we can improve #2
06-29-2010 11:03 PM
Archer16
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

I'm honored to have inspired a new thread of yours (and damn you're quick... )

Couple of ideas for post #2:
  • I think it would be better sorted to separate lists of singles and doubles, with another one of mixed added.
  • It would be nice to have such a one-liner in red (not in bold unless a record) below each entry, with (if known) match duration, set duration, ace count, MP saved and maybe another oddity if there was one.
  • In the Melo-Sa match thread there's a mention of a 21-19 set from Wimbledon 1966 that isn't list here (yet).
06-29-2010 06:05 PM
Echoes
Re: Long hard road from "20-18" to "70-68"

Great threads (plural!).

What I think should also be remembered is that Nico was also serving second in the 3rd set against Boggo but when he broke his serve (3X?). All in all he must have served 82 times (17+65?) to stay in the tournament. Am I right?

It's great to see him have his place in tennis history. I've been a fan since the match against Safin in Bercy, though I didn't care much about tennis in those days.

Roger Taylor in Warsaw, twice above 30 !


By the way, I knew already on Saturday that Voo was there because I've watched the YT vids on Saturday afternoon. The "Golden Ace" clip passed from 5 to 23 views, very quickly (I don't think I've watched 18 times, though ! Someone else must have watched )
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