Top Longest tennis matches

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | 0

Ever wondered how long a tennis match can be? Maybe 30 minutes or less if one of them is stronger than the other. Maybe an hour or two if both of them are equal. A one set match takes much less time then 3 or 5 set match. Usually doubles matches takes more time than singles.

Top Longest tennis matches

There are a lot of things at play when we consider how long a tennis match can go on. However, if we take a note of the longest pleyd tennis matches then it may go beyond your expectations.

Here is those matches in tennis that took the longest time to finish. We included singles first then doubles.

Singles –

Time Players Tournament
11h 5m John Isner VS Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon 2010
6h 43m Leonardo Mayer VS Joao Souza Davis Cup 2015
6h 33 m Fabrice Santoro VS Arnaud Clement French Open 2004
6h 22m John McEnroe VS Mats Wilander Davis Cup 1982
6h 21m Boris Becker VS John McEnroe Davis Cup 1987
6h 15m Jose Luis Clerc VS John McEnroe Davis Cup 1980
6h 04m Horst Skoff VS Mats Wilander Davis Cup 1989
6h 01m Harry Fritz VS Jorge Andrew Davis Cup 1982
5h 59m RadekStepanek VS Ivo Karlovic Davis Cup 2009
5h 53m Novak Djokovix VS Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2012


Doubles –

Here is the 4 longest doubles match –

Number Time Players Tournament
01 7h 02m Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol VS StanislasWaweinka and Marco Chiudinelli Davis Cup 2013
02 6h 20m Lucas Arnold Ker & David Nalbandian VS Yevgeny Kafelnikov & Marat Safin Davis Cup 2002
03 6h 07m Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor VS Todd Perry &Simon Aspelin Wimbledon 2006
04 5h 05m Heinz Gunthardt & Blazas Taroczy VS paul Annacone & Christo Van Rensburg Wimbledon 1985


Now that we have taken a look at men, now lets take a look at women’s tennis. Top 5 singles match is below –

Singles –

Number Time Players Tournament
01 6h 31m Vicki Nelson VS Jean Hepner Central fidelity Banks International, 1984
02 4h 44m Francesca Schiavone VS Svetiana Kuznetsova Australian Open, 2011
03 4h 19m Barbora Zahlavova Strycova VS Regina Kulikova Australian Open 2010
04 4h 07m Virginie Buisson VS Noelle van Lottum French Open 1995
05 3h 55m Kerry Reid VS Pam Teeguarden French Open 1972


These were the top matches that took a hell lot of time to be played. Hope you all enjoyed this list.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug

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