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Most grueling matches?

grueling-Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion

Through out the history of tennis there has been many great matches but few would be called "grueling." I have many that I believe that were "grueling" but I'd rather hear from you...

What has been the most grueling matches you have ever witnessed, watched, etc...

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USO SF Justine vs. Jennifer was pretty tough or they made it look like it was...

Justine was cramping & struggling & Jennifer couldn't put her away. But I'm sure the French Open has had some, none come to mind @ the moment though.
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Well, it wasn't womens...

2003 AO QF Andy Roddick def. Younes El Aynaoui 4-6 7-6 4-6, 6-4, 21-19

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grueling-Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion

Through out the history of tennis there has been many great matches but few would be called "grueling." I have many that I believe that were "grueling" but I'd rather hear from you...

What has been the most grueling matches you have ever witnessed, watched, etc...


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2003 AO Semi-final
S.Williams d K.Clijsters
4-6 6-3 7-5 (5-1 down in the final set)
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2004 Semi-Finale Us Open
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Wow. It is so interesting to me that, other than Gunther and his lady , everyone's list of matches dates no earlier than 2001.

Romney/Ryan 2012
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2005, 09:53 PM
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Hingis vs Capriati Aus Open 02. Pretty much down to the heat, both players having to be extensively iced down after the 2nd set. Stories of Hingis' body covered in goose bumps, crying on Capriati's shoulder cos she couldn't carry on. I'm surprised this match wasn't mentioned before actually.
We can all verify how heat can make us feel lethargic imagine playing the rallies these two were playing, definitley has mental affects aswell.
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Myskina-Jankovic Wimbledon 4R 05

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Seles-Capriati 63 36 76 91 US Open
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RG final '96. I kept thinking Arantxa was going to colapse at some point. The effort she put there was amazing. Just makes the eventual outcome even more sad.
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US Open 1999 SF M Hingis(1) - V Williams(3) 6-1 4-6 6-3

Venus was utterly exhausted at the end of this match.

Hingis went on to lose to a fresh Serena in the Final.

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Saw on TV: Sabatini vs. Seles-a five setter for the WTA championships in 1990. It was fairly close up to the end and was well over 3 hours. The New York crowd almost willed Gaby through but Monica was tough as nails and pulled it out.

The MOST grueling match in women's tennis history would have to be the 6 hour 31 minutes (and only two sets!) match between Hepner and Nelson-Dunbar at Richmond in 1984. One POINT took 29 minutes!

It was moonball city baby.

Nelson-Dunbar d. Hepner 6-4 7-6 (11-9)

It's the second longest match by time in tennis history-the Clement/Santoro match at the 2004 French went 6 hours 33 minutes.

The funny thing is Nelson-Dunbar survived two set points in the tiebreak. Imagine how long a 3 setter might have been......
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well, i really hated the semifinal match between ana and justine this year(in warsaw it was i think). They both just couldn't get a ball in, they were missing all easy shots. it was damn silly
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