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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