The top 10 longest Tennis matches of all time

The top 10 longest Tennis matches of all time

The top 10 longest Tennis matches of all time

Tennis matches are known for their unpredictability and excitement, and some matches have gone down in history for their extraordinary duration. From epic battles at Wimbledon to grueling contests at the French Open, here are the top 10 longest tennis matches of all time.

1. John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut – Wimbledon 2010

Duration: 11 hours and 5 minutes
Score: 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7), 7–6(3), 70–68

The match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon 2010 holds the record for the longest tennis match in history.

Lasting for a staggering 11 hours and 5 minutes, the match spanned over three days and set numerous records, including the most games in a set and the most aces served by a player.

2. Fabrice Santoro vs. Arnaud Clément – French Open 2004

Duration: 6 hours and 33 minutes
Score: 6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5), 3–6, 16–14

The all-French battle between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément at the French Open 2004 is the second-longest tennis match in history. Spanning over two days, the match showcased the incredible endurance and determination of both players.

3. Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal – Australian Open 2012

Duration: 5 hours and 53 minutes
Score: 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5), 7–5

The 2012 Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis matches of all time. Lasting nearly six hours, the match displayed the mental and physical fortitude of both players as they battled relentlessly for the title.

4. Leonardo Mayer vs. João Souza – Davis Cup 2015

Duration: 6 hours and 43 minutes
Score: 7–6(4), 7–6(5), 5–7, 5–7, 15–13

The Davis Cup encounter between Leonardo Mayer and João Souza in 2015 holds the record for the longest Davis Cup singles match. Lasting for 6 hours and 43 minutes, the match captivated fans with its sheer tenacity and competitive spirit.

5. Tomas Berdych vs. Radek Stepanek – Davis Cup 2013

Duration: 7 hours and 2 minutes
Score: 6–7(6), 7–6(7), 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

In another Davis Cup marathon, Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek battled for over 7 hours, making it one of the longest matches in tennis history. The match exemplified the resilience and skill of both players as they pushed each other to the limits.

6. Francesca Schiavone vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova – Australian Open 2011

Duration: 4 hours and 44 minutes
Score: 6–4, 1–6, 16–14

The 2011 Australian Open encounter between Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova is the longest women's match in Grand Slam history. Lasting for nearly 5 hours, the match showcased the unwavering determination and athleticism of both athletes.

7. Gilles Muller vs. Guillermo García-López – US Open 2017

Duration: 4 hours and 43 minutes
Score: 7–6(5), 6–7(9), 5–7, 7–6(7), 6–3

At the 2017 US Open, Gilles Muller and Guillermo García-López engaged in a grueling battle that lasted for 4 hours and 43 minutes. The match demonstrated the mental and physical resilience required to compete at the highest level of professional tennis.

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Milos Raonic – Wimbledon 2016

Duration: 3 hours and 57 minutes
Score: 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(9), 25–23

The dramatic match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic at Wimbledon 2016 lasted for nearly 4 hours and set the record for the longest match at Wimbledon in terms of games played in the fifth set.

9. Vasek Pospisil vs. Marc Gicquel – Davis Cup 2013

Duration: 3 hours and 57 minutes
Score: 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7), 3–6, 8–6

The Davis Cup encounter between Vasek Pospisil and Marc Gicquel in 2013 showcased the intense competitiveness of Davis Cup matches, lasting just shy of 4 hours.

10. Francesca Schiavone vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – French Open 2011

Duration: 4 hours and 19 minutes
Score: 1–6, 7–5, 7–5

Francesca Schiavone makes another appearance on the list, this time for her marathon match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the French Open 2011. The match lasted for over 4 hours and highlighted the mental and physical strength of both players.

 

These epic battles have not only tested the endurance and skill of the players but have also provided fans with some of the most unforgettable moments in tennis history. These matches stand as a testament to the unyielding spirit and determination of tennis athletes in their quest for victory.


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