The longest tennis matches
Among these meetings are some of the best of all time in general and the history of Wimbledon in particular. Which one is your favorite? Which one remains in your memory?
Corretja vs Sampras - Davis Cup 2002 (3 hours and 55 minutes)
Ferrer vs Stepanek - Davis Cup 2009 - 4 hours, 17 minutes
after having to overcome the disadvantage of two sets against accumulated, it ends up imposing itself in five sets (1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 and 8-6).
Verdasco - Ferrer - Open Usa 2010 (4 hours 23 minutes)
Intense and spectacular was the duel between the two that lasted for 4 hours and 23 minutes. Finally it was Verdasco who ended up taking a game in which either of them could win and that ended Madrid exhausted on the ground after closing the clash with an impressive last point.
Alex Corretja vs Hernán Gumy - Roland Garros 1998 (5 hours and 31 minutes)
1988, sixteenths: Alex Corretja (ESP) to Hernán Gumy (ARG) in 5h 31: 6-1, 5-7, 6-7, 7-5 and 9-7.
Pancho Gonzales vs Charles Pasarel - Wimbledon 1969 (112 games)
In 1969, he played a legendary Wimbledon Tournament match against also American Charles Pasarell. It was the longest in history, getting to play 112 games. Gonzales lost the first two sets (the first of which also meant a duration record and was resolved with a score of 22-24), but finally Gonzales defeated his rival. Shortly after the tie breaks (sudden death) would be introduced, which prevent the prolongation of the sets when there are ties to six games.
Radek Stepanek vs Ivo Karlovic, Davis Cup (5 hours and 59 minutes).
The Czech Republic achieved the first point in the semifinal of the Davis Cup that disputes in Croatia with the victory of Radek Stepanek against Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2) and 14-16, in the first game, which lasted for five hours and 59 minutes. The giant Karlovic (number 31 of the ATP) and Stepanek (17) maintained their respective services during eighty consecutive games, something unprecedented in the Davis Cup. The first four sets were decided in the tie-breaks, and in the fifth 30 games were necessary to determine the winner of the match. The most impressive data of the match were the 78 'aces' of Karlovic, world record, which, however, did not serve him to achieve victory.
Federer vs Roddick - Wimbledon 2009 (4 hours and 16 minutes)
In the final at the All England Club, Roger Federer won Andy Roddick in a marathon match, who had beaten Andy Murray in semis, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3- 6 and 16-14.
McEnroe vs Borg - Wimbledon 1980
The final proved to be a battle between two players of extreme quality and is to this day named by several people as the best tennis match in history.  The media called it "The Party of the Century." The match began in favor of McEnroe who took the first set 6-1 to which Borg responded by taking the next two. The fourth set was high level and the final tie-break was reached in what could have been the first Wimbledon final to be defined in a tie-break. In an incredible demonstration of concentration and cold mind both players failed to take advantage. Borg showed off his passing shots and McEnroe showed his subtlety in the volley. After 5 match points in favor of Borg (one saved by McEnroe with the help of the network) and another 7 in favor of "Big Mac" (one failed with a relatively easy volley) the Swede left a volley in the net and finished the 18-16 tie-break in favor of the American. Although many supposed in this an important mood injection in McEnroe and a frustration for Borg who tipped the game to the side of McEnroe, "the ice man" did not flinch and went out to play with all the exciting fifth set that closed by 8-6.
David Nalbandian vs Federer - Tennis Masters Cup 2005 (4 hours 30 minutes)
After four and a half hours of the match, Federer falls to the Argentine tennis player, who gets the tie-break cup in the fifth set, breaking the mark of 24 finals uninterruptedly defeated from the Swiss.
Federer vs Sampras - Wimbledon 2001 (3 hours 41 minutes)
The young Swiss won 7-6 (7) 5-7 6-4 6-7 (2) 7-5 in a game of 3 hours 41 minutes. Federer, in this way he began to write his story about the green grass of Ingaland, where he subsequently won 5 times.
Clement vs Santoro - Roland Garros 2004 (6 hours and 33 minutes).
French Arnaud Clement and Fabrice Santoro broke the record for the longest game of a Grand Slam in the Open era (6 hours and 33 minutes). The match, which ended with Santoro's victory (6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 16-14) began on Monday, but had to be suspended due to lack of light at the time the one that tied five in the fifth set.
Marat Safin vs Federer - Australian Open 2005 (5 hours)
Federer falls in the semifinals of the Australian Open against Marat Safin (game close to five hours long that is resolved with 9-7 in the fifth round in favor of the Russian and even got to have a match point),
McEnroe vs. Wilander. Davis Cup 1982 (6 hours 22 minutes)
John McEnroe beat 9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 8-6 in the longest game in Davis history without a tie break
Nadal vs Novak Djokovic - Masters of Madrid 2009 (four hours 15 minutes)
about the recently released Caja Mágica in the Masters of Madrid that for the first year was played on clay, Rafa played a memorable match against Serbian Novak Djokovic who decided on the tie break of the third set (3-6, 7-6 (5 ) and 7-6 (9)) after more than four hours of meeting and three match balls saved. In an epic comeback of the Spaniard.
Isner vs Mahut - Wimbledon 2010 (11 hours 5 minutes)
The duel began on Tuesday, resumed with the fifth set on Wednesday and was resolved on Thursday with a total score of 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-7 and 68-70, after 665 minutes .. With Final victory for John Isner.
Nadal vs Verdasco - Australian Open 2009 (5 hours 14 minutes)
an epic five-set match on the central track of the Australian Grand Slam. The longest match in the history of the Australian tournament (5 hours 14 minutes)
Nadal vs Federer 2008 Wimbledonl Final ((4 hours, 48 minutes)
The beginning of the game was delayed by rain. Nadal started the game very well taking the first two sets by an identical 6-4. Already in the third round, Nadal had the opportunity to break the Swiss service in the seventh game when he was 0-40 ahead, but Federer managed to recover and there were no more errors in the entire third round. The match was suspended due to rain when Federer led the third set 5-4. When he resumed, they had to decide on a tie-break that took Federer 7-5. In the fourth there were no breaks in the service of either player, and they reached another tie-break, where Nadal had the first two points to proclaim himself champion, but Federer was able to recover and took the set 7-6 ( 8). The fifth set was a good tennis recital, but again the rain showed up and the game was suspended again when the score was tied 2-2, taking Federer and 40 to 40 in the fifth game. The game extended to unsuspected limits, but finally Nadal took the fifth set 9-7, with the final score of 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8) and 9- 7, this being the longest final in the history of Wimbledon (4 hours, 48 minutes) and considered by the famous sports publication, Sports Illustrated, as the best game in the history of tennis. [3