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02 February 2013

Longest match talk of the town

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  • Richard Fleming

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: There was only one thing on everyone's mind as the doubles rubber between Marco Chiudinelli and Stanislas Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol broke the record for the longest match in Davis Cup.

Lasting an astounding seven hours and one minute, the epic had to have one winner and one loser and here all four participants reflect on carving their names in history.

Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol (CZE) - 02/02/2013

Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) - 02/02/2013

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - 02/02/2013

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    • Umpire James Keothavong next to the match timeStanislas Wawrinka (SUI) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
    • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) leaves the courtThe scoreboard
    • Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol (CZE)Tomas Berdych (CZE)
    • Lukas Rosol  and Tomas Berdych (CZE)The Swiss bench
    • Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol (CZE)

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    Richard Fleming

    Richard is relatively new to the tennis circuit, having spent 22 years covering all sports, in all corners of the globe. A former broadcaster with the BBC, his wife and three children are always sorry to see him depart for overseas trips. Their demeanour changes little on his return…



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