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Old 07-04-2007, 01:53 PM   #31
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #32
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Default Re: A.Sa/M.Melo def. P.Hanley/K.Ulyett 5-7 7-6 4-6 7-6 28-26

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
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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
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yeah and Big Dick Norman is 2.03 m too

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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

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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.

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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.


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You're correct dear

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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


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Melo and Sá saving Wimbledon from being ultimately boring
Btw:Isn't it a funny GS, where doubles are far more intersting than singles..?
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Andre Sa and Marcelo Melo i already knew (heheheheh)... they are good !!!

Melo still has mixed doubles today.. good luck

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

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Davis Cup 1998: N.Marques def. N.Zimonjic 3-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, 20-18
I totally forgot about this one. I really like Nuno Marques, and miss him a lot on the tour.


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I totally forgot about this one. I really like Nuno Marques, and miss him a lot on the tour.
anyway, congrats to the boys. what a great win!
Hi Claudinha
Do you know something more about that match. For example: did Marques save any match points?
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