Longest Match by Time of Wimbledon

by on June 24, 2010
in Grand Slam: Wimbledon

Longest Match by Time of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon has always been an enjoyable, worth watching and interesting game. The game turns more interesting when two top ranked players are rivals in it. Records are made during such games. One such game happened between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2008 Wimbledon final. The game lasted for a record of 4 hours and 48 minutes ending up with Rafael Nadal as the new world champion. A year earlier Nadal withdrew from the game because of a knee injury but in 2008 he not only played, but also became the winner. In the exciting five sets, the first two 6-4, 6-4 were in Nadal’s favor, while the next two sets put the game on tie when Federer beat Nadal 6-7, 6-7 each. The final fifth set went again in Nadal’s favor in which he won by 9-7. The match not only broke the record for the longest match by time but also made a record as the longest final match.

In women’s singles, the longest match by time was in 2005 between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport that lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. Venus completed her victory by 4-6, 7-6, and 9-7 and claimed the first Grand Slam title for herself in four years. She became the first women to score a win after facing a match point in the past 70 years. Though Venus lost the first set, she managed to win all the rest to complete her victory. Davenport sustained a back injury in the game for which she took a break too, but she still put up a good, challenging fight for Venus during the game.

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One Response to “Longest Match by Time of Wimbledon”
  1. john says:

    what a coincidence : yesterday these records have fall down : Isner-Mahut : this match has last 11h05 with a so amazing score in the last set : 70-68!!!!!!

    sure, it will never be beaten!

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