The sport of racket is full of legendary legends and episodes, just look back and pull the newspaper library. In this post, we reveal the longest tennis match in history so far — an endless encounter.
The Longest Tennis Match
After Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer starred in the longest final in the history of the Wimbledon tournament, lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes, we remember the longest games in the history of tennis.
To date, the record belongs to John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, who in 2010 played 11 hours and 5 minutes, precisely in the Tennis Cathedral.
Next, we make a count of the games with greater duration in the history of the white sport to date:
1.- John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut: 11 hours 5 minutes (Wimbledon 2010)
The American John Isner beat the Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-7 and 68-70 in a duel that began on a Tuesday and ended two days later.
2.- Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol vs. Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli: 7 hours 2 minutes (Davis Cup 2013)
Czechs Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol beat the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 and 24-22.
3.- Leo Mayer vs. Joao Souza: 6 hours 43 minutes (Davis Cup 2015)
The Argentine tennis player defeated his Brazilian pair 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 5-7 and 15-13.
4.- Kevin Anderson vs. John Isner: 6 hours 36 minutes (Wimbledon 2018)
South African Kevin Anderson defeated American John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4 and 26-24 in the Wimbledon semifinals last year.
5.- Fabrice Santoro vs Arnaud Clement: 6 hours 33 minutes (Roland Garros 2004)
Frenchman Fabrice Santoro beat fellow countryman Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6 and 16-14.
6.- John McEnroe vs. Mats Wilander: 6 hours 22 minutes (Davis Cup 1982)
American John McEnroe defeated Swede Mats Wilander by 9-7, 6-2, 15-17-3-6 and 68-70
7.- Radek Stepanek vs. Ivo Karlovic: 5 hours 59 minutes (Davis Cup 2009)
Czech Radek Stepanek was victorious after beating Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the semifinals of the 2009 Davis Cup.
8.- Alex Corretja vs. Hernán Gumy: 5 hours 31 minutes (Roland Garros 1998)
The Spanish Alex Corretja came out ahead of his long duel against the Argentine Hernán Gumy in the 1998 Roland Garros tournament.
9.- Rafael Nadal vs Fernando Verdasco: 5 hours 14 minutes (Australian Open 2009)
In the duel of Spaniards, Majorcan Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Verdasco from Madrid in the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open.
10.- Marat Safin vs Rafael Nadal: 5 hours (Australian Open 2005)
Russian Marat Safin beat Swiss Roger Federer in five sets in the semifinals of the 2005 Australian Open.