Here’s Matchpoint From The Longest Davis Cup Singles Match In History, Won By Leonardo Mayer [Video]
by Staff | March 8th, 2015, 6:06 pm

It took 11 matchpoints and 6 hours, 43 minutes but it was worth the wait for Leonardo Mayer who beat Joao Souza of Brazil in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever today in Buenos Aires.

Here was the scene at matchpoint:

The previous longest Davis Cup singles match record was held by the 1982 Davis Cup quarterfinal victory by John McEnroe over Mats Wilander in 6:22.

Mayer’s win leveled the tie with the visiting Brazilians at 2-2 with Argentina turning to Federico Delbonis to clinch it against Tomas Bellucci.

Without lights in the stadium, play in the fifth rubber was suspended after Delbonis won the first set 6-3.

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4 Comments for Here’s Matchpoint From The Longest Davis Cup Singles Match In History, Won By Leonardo Mayer [Video]

jane Says:

delbonis won the first set of the 5th tie and then they had to stop for lack of light; it’ll be interesting to see if they can keep the momentum and win or if bellucci will come back and win.

jane Says:

*5th rubber

M Says:

Hi, everyone –

I don’t think I’ve ever been watching a Davis Cup before where play was suspended because the 4th match went too long.

Are they going to play tomorrow? Is that the plan?

Giles Says:

This is ridiculous. The ITF should seriously consider BOT matches with BOF for the final only. These guys have to go out there and play back to back tourneys now, IW and Miami.

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