Accurate time keeping of tennis matches
did not begin until 1968 and if you asked your grandpa we're sure he'd regale you
with tales of tennis matches that went on for weeks, even uphill in the driving
snow, but alas this record is from well after grandpa's time.
On May 24 at the 2004 French Open in Roland Garros
Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément started playing tennis but eventually
darkness fell and they had to stop, but like good tennis players, they came back
the next day and played some more.
After 6 hours and 35 minutes of actual playing time, spanning two days, the world's longest
tennis match was over and Fabrice Santoro was the winner (6-4 6-3 6-7 3-6
World's Longest Tennis Match
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