Czechs win the longest match in the history of the tournament.
History has been made by Czech tennis players Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol after the emerged victorious from the longest match in the history of the Davis Cup.
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Playing in the doubles rubber of the Czech Republic’s World Group clash with Switzerland, the pair triumphed in five sets but needed seven hours and two minutes to complete the job – surpassing the previous record of six hours and 22 minutes set when American John McEnroe defeated Sweden’s Mats Wilander in a singles match in 1982.
Berdych and Rosol finally won the clash against Swiss pair Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiundinelli with their 13th match to put the reigning Davis Cup champions 2-1 up in the clash ahead of the final day singles in Geneva.
They were twice ahead in the rubber, taking the first and third sets 6-4, but were pegged back on both occasions with Switzerland winning the second set 7-5 and taking it into a deciding set when taking the fourth on a tie-break.
The fifth and final set was a tense affair with Berdych and Rosol eventually outlasting their opponents to claim victory with a 24-22 success in the deciding set.
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