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Sleepless at Wimbledon


A first-round encounter at Wimbledon in 2010 became legendary. John Isner's match against Nicolas Mahut lasted eleven hours and five minutes and lasted three days.

Next Friday, the German team around Alexander Zverev will start the Davis Cup with a home game against Switzerland.

The team competition, which the Germans last won in 1993, has repeatedly produced great drama in the past: Six of the ten longest games in the history of professional tennis were Davis Cup duels.

However, further marathon matches like the six-hour epic between Boris Becker and John McEnroe in 1987 are unlikely: now only two instead of three winning sets are played.


Source: spiegel

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