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henmanhill Jul 5th, 2006 12:58 PM

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?

davidmario Jul 5th, 2006 01:01 PM

Yeah there was one ages ago which lasted 30mins or so. Back in the 80ies I think.

henmanhill Jul 5th, 2006 01:04 PM

30 minutes! That's impossible surely?

KimC&MariaSNo1's Jul 5th, 2006 01:21 PM

imagine losing a point after 30 minutes how bad would you feel

Tennace Jul 5th, 2006 01:22 PM

The longest one ever mens one (might be mens and womens though) is 27 minutes.

henmanhill Jul 5th, 2006 01:26 PM

It's incredible that you could play a point for 27 minutes. which match was it?

kabuki Jul 5th, 2006 01:40 PM

it was back in the stone age when they used pterydactyl eggs for balls.

davidmario Jul 5th, 2006 01:40 PM

Just let me have a look in the guiness book...

davidmario Jul 5th, 2006 01:50 PM

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:lol:

I bet this match was exciting:retard:

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

No Name Face Jul 5th, 2006 01:51 PM

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

henmanhill Jul 5th, 2006 01:52 PM

That's amazing. Thanks for the info.

Yeah, it must have been a real snoozefest. Imagine losing the point though after 634 strokes!

Mightymirza Jul 5th, 2006 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by No Name Face
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

SelesFan70 Jul 5th, 2006 01:56 PM

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

Prizeidiot Jul 5th, 2006 01:57 PM

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

davidmario Jul 5th, 2006 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mightymirza
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 ;)
You can count if you want.


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