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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2006, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Longest rally ever

Here's a question to keep us going whilst the play is suspended.

Anyone know the most strokes there has ever been in a rally? I saw a 29 stroke rally yesterday between, I think, Clijsters and Na Li. there must have been longer ones though. Anyone know?
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Yeah there was one ages ago which lasted 30mins or so. Back in the 80ies I think.
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30 minutes! That's impossible surely?
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imagine losing a point after 30 minutes how bad would you feel
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The longest one ever mens one (might be mens and womens though) is 27 minutes.

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It's incredible that you could play a point for 27 minutes. which match was it?
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it was back in the stone age when they used pterydactyl eggs for balls.
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Just let me have a look in the guiness book...
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There was a rally in a match at richmond in october 1984 between Vicky Nelson and Jean Hepner which lasted 29 minutes(643 strokes)!!!
All in all, the match lasted 6 hours and 22mins. And the tiebreak in that match lasted 1hour 47mins

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UPDATE: It was in the first round of that tourney and the final score was 6:4, 7:6 (13:11).

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dementieva/capriati had a 39 stroke rally.

that's the longest i personally know but i'm sure two backboard-type players have had longer rallies

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That's amazing. Thanks for the info.

Yeah, it must have been a real snoozefest. Imagine losing the point though after 634 strokes!
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Quote:
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dementieva/capriati had a 39 stroke rally.

that's the longest i personally know but i'm sure two backboard-type players have had longer rallies
No that rally was like 64 strokes...i think...Both of them were drenched at the end and lena ended up smashing out of the court

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For me personally it's an 8-stroke rally. I don't have time to rally I either hit a winner or a unforced error.

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There was a huge rally at last years FO, between Clement and Santoro, that was over 200 shots

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Quote:
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No that rally was like 64 strokes...i think...Both of them were drenched at the end and lena ended up smashing out of the court
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USJt7d3_yX0
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