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Long Matches

Since the start of the game long matches have captured the imagination of the tennis public. Here we will post matches that are 40 games or more OR lasted a minimum of 3 hours in time.

Note: times are often approximate. Est=estimated time.

I've included mixed matches of more than 60 games.
*=mps saved by winner. See match points thread.

1892
Cahill d. Moore 5-7 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-2. US F (49)

1893
Kemble d. Williams 4-6 14-12 8-6. US Prelim R (50)

1894
Atkinson d. Hellwig 6-8 6-4 7-5 8-10 6-2. Middle States F (62)
Helwig d. Terry 7-5 3-6 6-0 3-6 6-3. US F (45)

1895:sad:
1896:sad:

1897
Atkinson d. Morre 6-3 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-3. US F (46)

1898
*Atkinson d. Jones 6-3 5-7 6-4 2-6 7-5. US F. (51)

1899:sad:
1900:sad:

1901
Jones d. Bessie Moore 6-4 4-6 6-8 6-2 8-6. Southern F (56)
Moore d. Jones 4-6 1-6 9-7* 9-7 6-3. US All-comers F (58)
Moore d. McAteer 6-4 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-2. US F. (47)

*Note: the USTA banned 3 out of 5 set finals for women after Moore's 2 long matches of 1901 despite the objections of the women.

1902
Lane/Wilson d. Greville/Thompson 4-6 7-5 10-8. Wimbledon SF (40)
Robb d. Sterry 4-6 13-11 (7-5 6-1) Wimbledon F (53)
*Replayed the second day after splitting sets

1903:sad:
1904:sad:

1905
Lane d. Smith 9-7 6-8 6-4. Wimbledon 1R (40)
Wilson d. Hillyard 7-5 9-11 6-2. Wimbledon QF (40)

1906
Scott d. Sherman 7-9 6-2 10-8 . Newport 1R. (42)

1907
Brown d. Lane 5-7 8-6 8-6. Wimbledon 2R (40)

1908
Madarász d. Curtis Whyte 1-6 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4. Budapest F (45)



1909:sad:
1910:sad:

1911
Hotchkiss d. F. Sutton 8-10 6-1 9-7. US F (41)


1912:sad:
1913:sad:
1914:sad:
1915:sad:
1916:sad:

1917
*Wightman d. F. Sutton 8-10 6-1 9-7. US Open F (41)

1918
Hooker d. Gott 6-4 9-11 7-5. New York Metropolitan 2R (42)


1919
Edgington d. Sterry 8-6 9-11 6-3. Wimbledon 3R (43)
*Lenglen d. Chambers 10-8 4-6 9-7 Wimbledon final (44)

1920
Fonrodona/Surbirana d. Conquet/D'Anet 8-6 6-8 7-5. World Hard Ct.(40)
Goss/Zinderstein d. Baker/Tennant 13-11 4-6 6-3. US Nat SF (43)

1921
Haughton/Jackson d. Dransfeld/Middleton 6-3 2-6 16-14. Wimbledon ?? (47)

1922
Forbes-Smith/Lance d Gray/Lloyd 5-7 13-11 6-2. Aussie QF (42)
Cassel/Wagner d. Ballin/Bayard 6-4 5-7 14-12. Montclair F (48)



1923
Hazel d. Satterwaithe 12-14 6-2 6-3. Wimbledon 3R (41)

1924
Covell d. Ryan 5-7 11-9 6-4. Nice, South of France ?R (42)


1925
McIlquaham d. Harper 6-4 1-6 13-11. Wimbledon 3R (40)

1926
Goss/Ryan d. Browne/Chapin 3-6 6-4 12-10. US F. (41)

1927
Mavrogordato d. Valantine 9-11 6-4 6-4. Wimbledon 3R (40)

1928
Luckie d. Paterson 10-8 9-11 6-3. Aussie 1R. (47)
Anderson d. Bickerton 6-3 12-14 6-2. French 3R. (43)

1929
Rost d. Friedleben 11-9 2-6 7-5. German Indoor F (40)

1930
Hattersley d. Murdoch 4-6 12-10 6-3 Aussie 1R (41)

1931
Peitz d. Bennett 9-11 10-8 6-3. French 2R. (47)
Webb d. Nonweiler 6-3 11-13 7-5. Wimbledon 2R (45)

1932
Brazier/Wheatcroft d. Nonweiller/Soames 11-9 5-7 9-7 (48) 1r Wimbledon

1933
Jacobs d. Whittingstall 9-11 6-2 15-13 (56) QF BHC, Bournemouth (56)

1934
Hattersley d. Chitty 6-8 9-7 6-4. Aussie 1R. (40)
Edwards d. Shepherd-Barron 7-9 7-5 8-6. Wimbledon 2R (42)

1935
Hartigan d. Henrotin 10-8 6-8 6-3. Wimbledon 2R (41)
Ford d. Dearman 6-8 11-9 6-1. Wimbledon 2R (43)

1936
Jedrejowska d. Mathieu ?? ?? 15-13. Austrian F (at least 40 games-8 mps)
Van Ryn d. Bundy 10-8 8-10 6-3. Rye QF (45)

1937
Osbourne d. Wolfenden 13-11 1-6 6-3. North Californian Indoor F (40)
Pederson d. Henrotin 12-10 4-6 8-6. Bermuda SF (46)

1938
Jessup/Page d. Harshaw/Kilmartin 13-15 6-1 6-2. Philadelphia District F (43)
Pederson d. Winthrop 10-12 6-2 6-4. East Hampron QF (40)


1939
Curry d. Durlac 6-4 5-7 10-8. Wimbledon 2R (40)
Jacobs/Yorke d. Nicoll/Nuthall 5-7 6-4 11-9. Wimbledon SF (42)

1940
Hardcastle d. Lewin 6-2 18-16. Aussie 2R (42)

1941:sad:
1942:sad:

1943
Clement/Welsh d. Beatty/Sue Peterson 6-8 10-8 6-2. Eastern Grass F (40)
Waithe d. Clifton 6-0 12-14 10-8. US Nationals 1R (50) 3hrs 15 minutes.

1944:sad:

1945
Hopman d. Long 4-6 6-4 11-9. New South Wales QF (40)
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1946:sad:

1947
Fry/Krase d. Buck/Moran 6-1 4-6 13-11. Maidstone final. (41)

1948
Fry d. Hart 6-4 4-6 11-9. French SF (40)
Weiwers d. Anderson 8-10 14-12 6-4. 2r Wimbledon (54)
Osbourne/Talbert d. Moran/Falkenburg 27-25 5-7 6-1. US SF Mixed (71)
Osbourne d. Brough 6-4 4-6 15-13. US F. (48)

1949
Fry/Rihbany d. Blair/Quertier 6-3 5-7 11-9 (41) Wimbledon QF.
Brough d. DuPont 10-8 1-6 10-8 . Wimbledon F (43). 3 hrs. 30 min.

1950
Galtier/Strabeova d. Foy/Varin 10-8 6-8 6-3. French 2R. (41)
Scofield d. Moran 2-6 12-10 8-6. Wiesbaden F (44)

1951
Hart d. Fry 15-13 1-6 6-4. Palermo F (45)
Matous d. Galtier 7-5 7-9 8-6.French 1R (42)


1952
Thiele d. Staley 8-10 6-3 9-7. Auusie 2R (43)
Wolmer-Obst d. Kermina 6-4 2-6 13-11. French 1R (42)


1953
Lazzarino d. Dubois 6-3 3-6 13-11. French 1R. (42)
Doleschell d. Mercelis 9-11 5-7 6-3. Canada ?. (41) Time: over 4hrs
Fry/Hart d. Brough/duPont 6-3 7-9 9-7. US F. (41)

1954
Zehden d. Varin 8-6 7-9 7-5. French 2R. (42)

1955
Fleitz/Hard d. Bloomer/Ward 7-5 6-8 13-11. French F. (50)
Knight d. Gullbrandson 3-6 12-10 6-4. Wimbledon 1R (41)
Kormoczy/Schmitt d. Felix/Hubbell 6-8 7-5 8-6 (40) Wimbledon R2
*Davidson d. M. Arnold 6-4 8-10 9-7 (46) Orange 3R. 3 hours.

1956
Ward d. Carr 12-10 4-6 6-2. Wimbledon 2R (40)
Hopps d. Mitchell 4-6 6-4 15-13 (48) Seattle Championships

1957
Fancutt d. Long 6-8 9-7 9-7. Wimbledon 1R (46)
Cox d. Enzen 6-1 7-9 10-8. Wimbledon 1R (41)
Rameriez/Reyes d. E. Buding/I. Buding 6-2 2-6 13-11. Wimbledon R1 (40)
Reynolds d. Vollmer 7-5 3-6 13-11. Wimbledon 3R (45)

1958
Kermina d. Troccole 12-10 10-8. French Chps 1R (40)
Petredy-Wolf d. Jones-Veber 12-10 3-6 6-4. French Chmps 2R (41)

1959
Fleitz d. Hantze 7-5 9-11 7-5. Pacific Southwest SF (44)

1960
L. Turner/N. Turner d. Hawton/Lehane 6-3 2-6 13-11. NSW SF (41)
Reynold/Schuurman d. Vukovich/Segal 13-11 7-9 6-1. SAfrican F (47)
Hard d. Hanks 9-7 8-10 6-1 Kingston QF (41)
Hard d. Schuurman 5-7 6-2 11-9 French QF (40)
Catt d. Hopps 12-10 4-6 7-5 Essex Mass Q/F (44)
Hard d. Bueno 6-4 10-12 6-4. US F (42)

1961
Durose d. Wagstaff 1-6 12-10 7-5. Wimbledon 1R (41)
Hantze/Moffitt d. Hunt/Hutchings 6-2 13-15 6-2. Queen's Club F.
Kellmeyer d. Caldwell 3-6 12-10 7-5 (43) Tri-Stae F
Davenport/Loop d. Buck/Green 7-5 3-6 11-9 (41) Merion 1R
Bricka/Hanks d. Brown/Marks 6-2 8-10 7-5 (40) Merion QF
Reitano d. Ebbern 11-9 3-6 5-6 retired (40) Aussie Hard Courts QF
Lesh d. Trewby 13-11 5-7 6-3. (45) Victorian 2R

1962
Floyd d. Cawthorn 9-7 7-9 6-2 (43) Alexandria F
Gordigiani d. Schildknecht 7-9 9-7 6-4 (42) Mentone F
Montgomery d. Levine 4-6 12-10 6-3. (41) US Hard SF
Susman d. Ochoa 4-6 12-10 7-5 (44) Corpus Christi F
Mills d. Overgaard 7-5 8-10 6-4 (40) Welsh SF
Price d. Turner 7-9 6-4 8-6 (40) Gstaad F
Dupont/Varner d. Bricka/Smith 4-6 9-7 9-7 (42) US Nanionals QF
Caldwell d. Hard 6-8 11-9 2-4 retired. (40) PSW F
Smit d. Dellar 9-11 9-7 6-1. (43) South Transvaal QF
Durr/Nenot d. Le Besnerais/Valas 10-12 6-2 6-4. (40) Coupe Poree QF
Knode d. Nenot 5-7 7-5 10-8. (42) Coupe Poree SF



1963
Hard/Moffitt d. Smith/Turner 3-6 13-11 6-3. Fed Cup F (42)
Barclay/Rosser d. Cawthorn/Mills 7-9 6-3 12-10. Welsh F (47)
Menoff d. Loop 12-10 10-8. Penn Grass 1R (40)
Ebbern d. Bueno 5-7 10-8 6-4. Penn Grass 3R (40)
Bueno/Hard d. Court/Ebbern 6-8 16-14 6-4. Penn Grass F (54)
Moffitt d. Truman 6-4 19-17. Wightman Cup. (46)

1964
Oey wins semi in Indonesia. Est time is 3 hrs 30 min.
Lazzarino/Pericoli d. Lehane/Tegart 3-6 12-10 6-3. Rome-SF (40)
Lloyd d. Houlihan 4-6 7-5 11-9. Wimbledon 1R (42)
Niessen/Sturm d. Fourie/Swan 4-6 9-7 8-6. Wimbledon 2R. (40)
Haygarth/Jones d. Lehane/Tegart 7-5 5-7 10-8 (42) Wimbledon R3
Catt d. McClanaughan 7-5 15-13. Frinton SF. (40)
Caldwell/Richey d. Bricka/Hanks 31-33 6-1 6-4. Orange SF. (81)
Graebner d. Houlihan 11-9 5-7 8-6. US Nat. 2R (46)
Davenport d. Gagel 5-7 7-5 10-8. Piping Rock 1R. (42)
Davenport/Heffelfiger d. Crosby/Moore 4-6 10-8 7-5. Piping Rock 2R (40)

1965
Terry d. Somoza 6-4 8-10 7-5. Aussie 1R (40)
Davy/Stephans d. Darmon/Schildknecht 6-4 5-7 10-8. QF Wills Int (40)
Heldman d. Pericoli ?? ?? 7-5. Rome. Time:est. 3hrs 30 min.
Bueno/Moffitt d. Smith/Turner 7-9 7-5 9-7. Beckenhan F (44)
Lieffrig d. Roser 6-4 9-11 6-4 Queens 1R (40)
Gay d. Martinez 7-5 9-11 6-3. US Hard 2R (41)
Durr d. Buding 9-11 7-5 6-4. Hiversum F (42)
Martinez d. Subirats 9-11 6-4 8-6. US Nationals 1R (44) Time: over 3 hours.
Harter d. Heldman 5-7 6-4 11-9. US Nationals 1R (42)



1966
Lieffrig d. Walkden 14-12 5-7 6-4. (48) East London QF.
P. Turner d. J. Starr 12-10 4-6 6-4. (42)Aussie 2R
Melville d. G. Sherriff 13-11 4-6 6-0. (42)Aussie 3R
Krantzcke.P. Turner d. Lehane/Schacht 3-6 8-6 10-8. (41) Manly F
Schultze d. Lieffrig 4-6 11-9 12-10 Wimbledon 1R (52)
Bueno d. Jones 6-3 9-11 7-5. Wimbledon SF (41)
Blake d. Surbirats 12-10 6-8 14-12. 1R Piping Rock. (62)
Bartkowitz d. Melville 10-8 13-11. Merion QF (42)


1967
Truman/Truman d. Roussouw/Walkden 8-10 9-7 6-3. Chingford F (43)
Balbiers d. Belmar 10-12 12-10 6-3. San Luis Potosi 4R. (53)
Bakker d. Holdsworth 12-10 2-6 7-5. Surbiton 3R. (42)
Abbes d. Melville 11-13 6-4 6-3. Merion 3R. (41)
Rodriguez d. Mandarino 5-7 9-7 9-7. Barecelona SF (44)
Cody d. Pratt 9-7 6-8 6-4. US Nationals 1R(40)
Wade d. Jones 6-2 12-14 6-2. Torquay F (42)

1968
Court d. Eisel 4-6 6-0 13-11. Perth QF (40)
Tomlinson d. MacLennan 2-6 6-3 14-12. South African 1R. (43)
Van Deventer d. Rademeyer 10-12 11-9 6-2. South African 1R (50)
Krantzcke d. Van Deventer 6-8 11-9 7-5. South African 2R. (46)
Court/Melville d. Shaw/Wade 9-7 3-6 14-12. Fed Cup SF (51)
Mary Ann Eisel d. Karen Krantzcke 3-6 16-14 8-6. Piping Rock F (53)
Bueno/Court d. Casals/King 4-6 9-7 8-6 (40) US Open F
C.Molesworth d. P.Teegarden 3-6 7-5 17-15 (53) 3r Palace Indoor,Torquay
Eisel d. Walkden 7-9 5-7 17-15. Dewar QF. (60)



1969
Court/Tegart d. Casals/King 15-13 1-6 6-3. (44) NSW F
Pigeon d. Krantzcke 17-15 2-6 11-9. Kingston 1R (60)
Martin d. Borka 3-6 7-5 11-9. Fed Cup. 1R (41)
Durr d. Gourlay 7-9 6-4 9-7 (42) French Open R2
Ziegenfuss d.Tegart 8-6 2-6 12-10.Manchester 3R (44)
Shaw d. Stove 6-4 6-8 11-9. Queen's QF (44)
King d. Wade 6-8 11-9 6-2. Bristol SF (42)
Hunt d. Polgár 18-16 6-3 Montana SF (43)
Hopps d. Reyes 18-16 6-3 Philadelphia 3R (43)
Janes d. Pigeon 8-10 11-9 6-2. Merion 3R (46)
Hogan/Michel d. Kirk/Tomlinson 17-15 6-4. US Nationals 1R (42)
Wade d. Curtis 10-8 6-8 6-3. US Nationals SF(41)
Tuero d. Thomas 4-6 6-1 6-2. US Nationals F (Over 3 hours long)
King/Casals d. Durr/Jones 6-8 8-6 11-9 (48) F Pacific Southwest Open
Jones d. King 9-11 6-2 9-7. British Indoor F (44)


1970
Krantzcke/Melville d. Turner/Urban 16-14 7-5 (42) Kingston F
Lundquist d. Brummer 13-15 6-2 6-0 (42) French Open R1
Bakker d. Orth 5-7 6-4 11-9 (42) Wimbledon R2
Murakami d. Spinoza 8-10 6-2 8-6 (40) Wimbledon R1
Court d. King 14-12 11-9. Wimbledon F (46).
Edwards/Goolagong d. Hogan/Toyne 9-11 7-5 12-10. Hoylake 2R (54).
Durr/Hogan d. Stove/Walsh 10-8 3-6 11-9 (47) Edinburgh Dewar Cup F.


1971
Morozova/Yansone d. Janes/N. Truman 6-4 7-9 9-7 Wimbledon R1

1972
Ebbinghaus/Sherriff d. Masthoff/Orth 11-9 9-11 6-4 Nice F (50)
Stove/Walhof d. Hunt/Pryde 15-13 10-8. Fed Cup (46)
Melville d. Teeguarden 9-7 4-6 16-14. French 3R. (56). Time: 3 hrs. 55
Dalton d. Sawamatsu 6-3 7-9 9-7. Wimbledon 2R (41)
Louie d. Heldman 7-5 4-6 10-8. Wimbledon 2R (40)
Anthony/Kemmer d. Kirk/Pretouris 9-8 8-9 6-4 Wimbledon R2 (44)

1973
Bonicelli/Sorensen d. Bentzer/Wikstedt 7-5 5-7 10-8. Nice F (42)

1974
Evert d. Hunt 8-6 5-7 11-9. Wimbledon 2R (46)

1975
Tomanova d. Sawamatsu 7-6 5-7 10-8. German F (43)
McMillan/Whitehouse d. Harter/Walsh 6-4 6-7 10-8. Surrey Chmps F (41)
Connor d. Guedy 6-3 2-6 14-12. Wimbledon 1R (43)

1976
Fayter d. Simionescu 6-3 6-8 12-10. British Hard 2R (45)
Vessies d. Harter 6-1 6-7 11-9. French Open 1R (40)

1977
Stratton d. O'Neil 7-9 9-8 6-3. Wimbledon 2R (42).

1978
Marsikova d. May 4-6 6-2 13-11. Wimbledon 3R. (42)

1979
Evert d. Navratilova 7-5 5-7 13-11. Eastbourne F. (48) 3 hrs.

1980
King d. Shriver 5-7 7-6 10-8. Wimbledon 4R (43)
Jausovec d. Margolin 6-1 3-6 7-6. Stuttgart 2R. 3hrs 30 min.

1981
Dupont/B. Jordan d. Allen/Wade 6-7 7-5 10-8. French 2R (43)
Teeguarden d. Russell 6-2 6-7 11-9. Wimbledon 1R (41)
Little/Saliba d. Blaney/C.O'Neil 5-7 6-4 13-11. Wimbledon R2 (46)
Evert d. Austin 4-6 6-4 7-6. Round Robin Toyota. Time: 3hrs 17 min.

1982
Vermaak/Yeargin d. Jaeger/Nagelsen 7-6 2-6 12-10 (43) Wimbledon R2

1983
Kohde-Kilsch/Pfaff d. Leo/Simmonds 6-7 7-5 9-7 (41) Wimbledon R2

1984
Henricksson/Yeargin d. Jexell/Klitch 7-6 5-7 10-8 (43) Wimbledon R1
Cherneva/Savchenko d. Evert-Lloyd/Tanvier 3-6 7-6 14-12 (48) Wim 3R.
Nelson d. Hepner 6-4 7-6 (11) Richmond 1R. Time: 6 hr 22min.

1985
Gates/Moulton d. Maleeva/Maleeva 4-6 6-2 13-11. (42) Aussie 2R

1986
Reinach/Reinach d. Durie/Hobbs 6-4 4-6 13-11 (44) Wimbledon R1

1987
E. Minter d. Jaggard 7-5 4-6 7-6. Auckland QF Time: over 3 hrs.
Hanika d. Van der Torre 7-5 5-7 10-8. (42) Aussie 1R.
Jolissaint/Ludloff d. Na/Yanagi 3-6 6-3 14-12. (44) Aussie 1R.
Jaggard d. Barg 6-7 7-6 10-8. (44) Wimby qual. 1R. Time: 3 hrs 45 min.
Shriver d.Hanika 6-7 7-5 10-8 Wimbledon 4R (43)
Shriver d. Sukova 4-6 7-6 10-8 Wimbledon QF (41)

1988
Bassett/Hetherington d. Paz/Sabatini 7-6(8) 5-7 20-18. Olympics 1R (63)
Savechenko d. Gomer 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 9-7. Olympics 2R (42)

1989
Cordwell d. Bowes 6-3 3-6 12-10. Aussie Open 2R (40)
Toleafoa d. Cecchini 6-4 4-6 10-8. Fed Cup 1R (3 hrs)
Fernandez d. Seles 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5) Stuttgart QF (3 hours)

1990
Seles d. Sabatini 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2. Virginia Slims F (49) 3hr. 47min.

1991
Schultz/Schapers d. Temesvári/Nijssen 6-3 5-7 29-27 (77) Wimbledon XD ?R - longest ever Wimby-mixed match by games

1992
Arendt/Shriver d. Bradtke/Radford 1-6 7-6(1) 11-9 (40) Wimbedon R2
Demongeot/Tauziat d. D.Jones/Price 6-7(7)6-2 12-10 (43)Wimbledon R2

1993
Hack d. Novotna 4-6 7-6(6)7-6 (9). Houston SF. Time:3 hs, 20 min.
Fernandez d. Sabatini 1-6 7-6 10-8. French QF. Time:3h 36min
Arendt d. Sawamatsu 2-6 6-3 14-12. Wimbledon 1R (43)

1994
Applemans d. Fendick 6-7 7-6 6-4. F Pattaya 1994. (?) Est. over 3h30

1995
Buisson d. van Lottum 6-7(3) 7-5 6-2.French(1R)Time: 4hrs 7 min
Rubin d. Hy-Boulais 7-6 6-7 17-15 2R-Wimbledon (58)-Time: 3 hrs 45 min
Horn/Srebotnik d. Boogert/Sidot 6-4 1-6 17-15 (49) Wimbledon QF.
Graf d. Huber 6-1 2-6 6-1 4-6 6-3. WTA Final (41)

1996
Rubin d. Sanchez-Vicario 6-4 2-6 16-14. Aussie QF.(48) Time:3hrs 33min
Mag. Maleeva d. Raymond 6-1, 6-7, 12-10 French Open 1R (42)
Sanchez d. Habsudova 6-2 6-7(4) 10-8. French QF. Time: 3 hrs.
Date d. Graf 7-6 3-6 12-10 QF Fed Cup (44) Time:3 hrs 23 min.
Graf d. Sanchez-Vicario 6-3 6-7 10-8 French F (40) Time: 3hr 4 min.
Appelmans d. Schultz-McCarthy 7-5 3-6 12-10 Wimbledon(43)
Graf d. Hingis 6-3 4-6 6-0 4-6 6-0. WTA Final (41)

1997

Davenport d. V. Williams 6-4 5-7 7-6(1). IW QF. Time: about 3 1/2hrs.
Tauziat d. Sawamatsu 7-5 4-6 17-15. Fed Cup (54) 3hrs 5 min.
Hy-Boulais d. Dechy 6-7 6-4 11-9. French 1R. (43)
Golarsa d. Van Lottum 4-6 7-5 12-10 French Open R1 (44)
Babel d. Sukova 4-6 6-4 12-10 French Open R2 (42)
G. Fernandez/Zvereva d. Hingis/Sanchez 3-6 7-6 10-8 French SF (40)
Hingis/Sanchez d. Rubin/Schultz 7-6 (12)6-7(6) 13-11. Wimby 3R (50)
Tauziat bt Testud, 4-6 7-5 12-10. Wimbledon 4R (44)

1998
Sanchez/Sukova d. Barclat/Guse 6-7 6-3 14-12. French 3R. (48)
Dechaume d. Barabanschikova 6-4 6-7 11-9. Wimbledon 1R. (42)
Rubin d. Snyder 3-6 7-5 11-9. Wimbledon 2R. (41)
Martinez/Sanchez d. MJ Fernandez/Raymond 6-4 6-7 11-9. Fed Cup (43)
Martinez d. Schnyder 6-3 2-6 9-7. Fed Cup F. Time: 3 hrs 19 min.
Hingis d. Davenport 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-2. WTA Finals F. (41).


1999

Rubin d. Majoli 7-6 4-6 10-8 Fed Cup (41)
Curuchet d. Dokic 7-6 3-6 11-9. French 1R. (42)
Farina d. Sugiyama 6-4 6-7 11-9. French 2R(43)Time:3 hrs 29 min.
Zvereva d. Coetzer 6-7(5)7-6(4) 10-8. Eastbourne SF. (44) 3hrs 28 min.
Dhenin/Pleming d. Drake/Steck 1-6 7-5 12-10 (41) Wimbledon R1


2000
Dokic d. Clijsters 7-6 5-7 9-7. Fed Cup (41 games)
Arendt/Bollegraf d. Black/Selyutina 6-3 6-7 10-8. French 2R. (40)

2001
MJ Martinez d. Moutassine 4-6 6-4 11-9. Aussie 3R Qualies (40)
Arn d. Nejedly 3-6 7-6 (4) 12-10. Aussie 1R (44)
Lamade/Schnyder d. Callens/Shaughnessy 6-4 3-6 12-10. Wim 1R (41)
Suarez d. Huber 4-6 6-3 12-10. Fed Cup R3 (41)

2002
Testud d. Martinez 5-7 6-4 7-6 (6). Amelia 3R. Time: 3hrs 38 min.
Hantuchova d. Martinez 6-7 (8) 7-5 6-4 Fed Cup F. Time:3 hrs 21 min


2003
Henin-H d. Davenport 7-5 5-7 9-7. Aussie QF. Time: 3hrs 13 min.
Kleinova d. Obziler 4-6 6-4 15-13. French 3R qualies (48)
Harkleroad d. Hantuchova 7-6(2) 4-6 9-7. French 2R. Time: 3hrs 8 min
Perebiynis d. Strycova 6-4 5-7 11-9 Wimbledon 1R (42)
Henin-H d. Capriati ???. US Open SF. 3 hrs 3 min.

2004
Perebiynis d. Groenefeld 4-6 6-4 11-9. Fed Cup (40)
Barna d. Pratt 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 at Berlin this year went on beyond 3 hours. Racquel read it was the longest women's match ever in Germany

Vento/Widjaja d.Tanasugarn/Prakusya 6-4 3-6 16-14. ??Wimbledon. (49)
Callens d. Ruano Pascual 2-6 6-4 11-9. Fed Cup QF Time: 3 hrs 35.
Petrova d. Farina-Elia 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 3R US Open. Time: 3 hrs 8.

2005
Chuang d. Vierin 6-7 (5) 6-4 11-9. Aussie Open Q1 (46) Time: 3hrs 46 min.
Liggan d. Ditty 6-4 6-7 (1)7-6 (6). Dothan 75K Q Time: 3 hrs 25 min.
 

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1932

Brazier/Wheatcroft d. Nonweiller/Soames 11-9 5-7 9-7 (48) 1r Wimbledon

1933

Helen Jacobs d. Ellen Whittingstall 9-11 6-2 15-13 (56) QF BHC, Bournemouth (56)


1948

A. Weiwers d, Mrs. O. Anderson 8-10 14-12 6-4 (54) 2r Wimbledon

1956

Janet Hopps d. Mary Ann Mitchell 4-6 6-4 15-13 (48) Seattle Championships


1968

Mary Ann Eisel d. Karen Krantzcke 3-6 16-14 8-6 (53) F Piping Rock
Corinne Molesworth d. Pam Teegarden 3-6 7-5 17-15 (53) 3r Palace Indoor, Torquay


1969

Lesley Hunt d. C. Polgar 18-16 6-3 (43) Montana Invitation, Switzerland
King/Casals d. Durr/Jones 6-8 8-6 11-9 (48) F Pacific Southwest Open
 

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Here are a few long doubles finals. Sorry for any duplicates - haven't checked all the posts on the thread!

NSW doubles final January 1969:
Smith-Court & Tegart bt Casals & King 15-13 1-6 6-3 (44 games)

November 1970: Edinburgh Dewar Cup doubles final
Durr & Hogan bt Stove & Walsh 10-8 3-6 11-9 (47 games)

Kingston International doubles final, 1970
Krantzcke &Melville bt Lesley Turner & Faye Urban 16-14 7-5 (42 games)

Nice Doubles finals April 1972 and April 1973 (50 games and 42 games)
(72) Ebbinghaus & Sherriff bt Niessen-Masthoff & Schildeknecht-Orth 11-9 9-11 6-4
(73) Bonicelli & Sorensen bt Lofdahl-Bentzer & Wikstedt7-5 5-7 10-8

Pacific SW final 1969
Casals & King bt Durr & Haydon-Jones 6-8 8-6 11-9 (48 games)

1960 South African Championships final
Reynolds-Price & Schuurman bt Carr-Vukovich & Nicholls-Brewer-Segal 13-11 7-9 6-1 (47 games)
 

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Lesley Turner Bowrey d Gail Sherriff Chanfreau 16 75 10-10 (retired) in the Final of the 1969 Western Open in Cincinnati. Does anyone have any information to this anti-climactic ending?
 

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Linda Tuero d. Gwyn Thomas 4-6 6-1 6-2.

US National Women's Championship Rochester 1969.

No, I am not going bananas nor was the match stopped by bad weather or held up overnight but it took over 3 hours to complete. Here is a report from World Tennis:

Linda Tuero and Gwyn Thomas had one of the longest matches on record for a national final. The two girls were playing the title round of the National Women's Amateur Championships at Rochester. After Linda lost the first set 4-6, she decided to steady down, and she took the next two 6-1 6-2, but the match lasted more than three hours. Wrote Thomas Rogers in the New York Times: "Most points were contested endlessly from the baselines, and one point in the second set lasted about ten minutes. An exchange of 20 strokes was a rarity as the 29-year old Miss Thomas, who has not played tournament tennis for five years, concentrated on retrieving." Dick Savitt and several others were watching the match on TV. Finally one of the men got up, took a leisurely shower, came back and asked what the score was. The reply: "It's still the same point."
 

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Santorofan said:

This match may have been long but it doesn't sound like it was too fun to watch. Here's a few quotes that struck my eye:

"She was lobbing and I was lobbing," Nelson-Dunbar said. "No matter what I did, she got all the balls back."


In the memorable tiebreak, they just kept hitting the ball back at each other for 1:47, punctuated by the 643-stroke point that seemed like it lasted an eternity.



Sounds like a snoozefest to me :zzz: I would have gotten up and headed for the bar :bolt:

Loved this quote:


"It was a little embarrassing, really," Nelson-Dunbar said Tuesday from her home in Medina, Ohio. "I apologized to the linesman when it was over."
:lol:
 

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Rollo said:
Hello Preachefan:)


According to the the New york Times Chanfreau had to retire after collapsing with muscle spasms and stomach cramps. The final was in late July-so you can imagine the heat!
And I can imagine with two players who made their marks on clay that the rallies were incredibly long. The attack on Chanfreau's body must have come quite quickly since she stayed level with Bowrey until 10 all.
 

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Roan: Obviously the match was less than entertaining; only a few spectators even lasted to the end :lol: What's remarkable is that the match itself was played on a hard court, yet when they played at Roland Garros soonafter it was a quick affair. I also found it odd that this 6 hr + marathon was only two sets long (longer than the longest five setter?). What's NOT surprising was that it was a moonball-fest - how else could a single point last a half hour long? It almost sounds like a (female) 14s juniors match...I wouldn't expect that on the pro level in 1985, but regardless, it made the recordbook nonetheless.
 

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1959

Pacific Southwest

B. Fleitz d. K. Hantze 7-5 9-11 7-5 SF (44)

At this stage Fleitz was the US #1 and Hantze the Junior Champion!
 

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Thanks folks-I added them in:) . Somewhere in the Blast I posted an article from the local Richmond newspaper on that infamous Nelson-Hepner match.

The Richmond tour stop had imploded from a decent event in 1979 (Navratilova and Wade headlined-30,000 plus came) to a disaster. I was told you could sneak in without even buying a ticket in 1983-a year when the highest attendence mark was about 1,500 and total attendance about 10,000

As a result in 1984 the event went down to minor league status. One reason the the Nelson-Hepner match was delayed so long was because they had to wait for two members to finish a match under the lights! Imagine that-they wern't about to kick off a couple of club members for a mere pro tennis match.:rolleyes:

Needless to say that was the last year of pro tennis in Richmond.
 

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The opening post says more than 40 games but I see that those of 40 have been included so I am assuming it is 40 or more.

1968 Western Australian Champs Perth

Q/F Court d. Eisel 4-6 6-0 13-11 (40)
 

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Rollo said:
One reason the the Nelson-Hepner match was delayed so long was because they had to wait for two members to finish a match under the lights! Imagine that-they wern't about to kick off a couple of club members for a mere pro tennis match.:rolleyes:
Pity they couldn't kick Nelson and Hepner off the court before they indulged in the travesty that was their match.
 

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Pity they couldn't kick Nelson and Hepner off the court before they indulged in the travesty that was their match.

[email protected] you Samn:lol:
The Richmond paper had a cartoon on a linesman asleep, and he had a cobweb from his nose to his outstretched hand.

Though one can only imagine the horror I'd like t have been among the few 9if not so proud) who saw the match. Then you have a T-shirt saying something like "I survived the longest tennis match".
 
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