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Longest tiebreaker in tennis

Several tiebreaks have been attributed as the longest tiebreak in tennis.

Men

In January 2013 at the $10,000 Men's Futures tournament at Plantation, Florida Benjamin Balleret defeated Guillaume Couillard in a 70 point tie-breaker 7-6(34), 6-1.

Women

643 rallies that took 29 minutes to complete the one point in the tiebreaker that ended the six hour and 31 minute tennis match that took place between Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner in the 1984 Virginia Slims of Ginny Tennis Tournament that Nelson won in straight sets.

Emmanuelle Gagliardi defeated Tara Snyder 6–7(19), 6–1, 6–1 at the 1999 Madrid Open.[1]

Maria Kirilenko won a second set tiebreaker over Samantha Stosur in the 2011 US Open, but eventually lost the match 2–6, 7–6(15), 3–6. Stosur went on to win the title.

Hsieh Su-wei also won a tiebreaker 17-15 against Lesia Tsurenko in a first round encounter in Miami in 2013. She won the match 6-4 7-6(15).

Manisha Malhotra and Sania Mirza won a 21–19 tiebreaker against Vlada Ekshibarova and Ivanna Israilova in their 2004 Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Zone doubles match. Malhotra and Mirza won 7–6(19), 6–1.

Other

Roger Federer and Marat Safin played a tiebreaker that lasted 26 minutes in the semifinals of the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup in Houston. Federer won the match 6–3, 7–6(18).[2] Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor also played a 20–18 tiebreaker in their first 1993 US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanisevic 6–4, 7–6(5), 7–6(18).

John McEnroe and Björn Borg played a tiebreaker in the finals of Wimbledon in 1980. The tiebreaker lasted over 20 minutes and McEnroe won with 18–16. Borg eventually won the match 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16), 8–6.[3]

Andy Roddick and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played a tie breaker in the 2007 Australian Open Championships First Round. Tsonga won the tiebreaker 20–18.

Philipp Petzschner won the first set tiebreaker 16–14 over Jan Martl during their first round matchup at the 2011 Internazionali Tennis Val Gardena Südtirol. Petzschner won the match in straight sets 7–6(14), 6–3.

Novak Djokovic won the first set tiebreaker 16–14 over Alexandr Dolgopolov during their fourth round matchup at the 2011 US Open. Djokovic won the match in straight sets 7–6(14), 6–4, 6–2.

Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor won the second set tiebreaker 17–15 over František Čermák and Filip Polášek during their second round matchup at the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters. They won the match 6–1, 7–6(15)

John Isner beat Janko Tipsarević 16–14 in the 2nd Set tiebreaker of his 7–5, 7–6 Olympic 3rd Round win in 2012. A Tipsarevic double-fault on Isner's 5th Match Point sealed victory for the American.

Andy Murray won the first set and the match against Novak Djokovic 12-10 which was the longest tiebreak in a US Open finals history. Murray won that match 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

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