Qualifier Giustino wins second longest game …


He needed a feat of no less than six hours and five minutes, but qualifying player Lorenzo Giustino (ATP 157) qualified for the second round of Roland Garros at the expense of Corentin Moutet (ATP 71).

The game started on Sunday and had to resume on Monday-afternoon. The final score on the clay court of Roland Garros was 0-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3), 2-6 and 18-16. The fifth set lasted no less than 3 hours. “I don’t feel my body anymore”, responded a disappointed home player Moutet. “I’m completely exhausted.”

29-year-old Giustino was the winner, so he stepped out with a smile from Court 14. In the second round, Diego Schwartzman (ATP 14) was once again a tough opponent, but the Italian did not let that get to his heart. “I feel perfect! Tomorrow I will go for a walk, because I still feel too fresh. ”

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Isner vs. Mahut

The marathon match between Giustino and Moutet was not the longest race ever in Paris. In 2004 Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement were on the track for half an hour longer in the first lap.

For the absolute record we still have to go to Wimbledon. There, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut looked each other in the eye for just eleven hours and five minutes in 2010. The American Isner won the now iconic match after three days of tennis.

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Qualifying player Giustino wins second longest match ever at Roland Garros:
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in their record game
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