Longest tiebreaker in tennis
Several tiebreaks have been attributed as the longest tiebreak in tennis.
- 1 Men's Singles
- 2 Men's Doubles
- 3 Women's Singles
- 4 Women's Doubles
- 5 References
In January 2013 at the $10,000 Men's Futures tournament qualifications at Plantation, Florida Benjamin Balleret defeated Guillaume Couillard in a 70-point tie-breaker 7–6(36–34), 6–1. The match was played without any chair umpire or any lines people, so no official record of this tie breaker exists. Both players were part of the Monaco Davis cup team. The longest official tie-break was played on 23 January 2016 at the $25,000 Men's Futures tournament, Kazakhstan F1, at Aktobe when Evgeny Tyurnev defeated Danilo Petrovic 7-6(25-23), 6-3 in the final.
Björn Borg defeated Premjit Lall 6–3, 6–4, 9–8(20–18) in the first round of 1973 Wimbledon Championships. John Isner won 19–17 in first set tiebreak against Jarkko Nieminen in the second round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships while storming into a 7–6(19–17), 7–6(7–3), 7–5 victory. 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(16–18), 8–6.
Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor played a 20–18 tiebreaker in their 1993 US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanisevic 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(20–18). 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(16–14), 6–4, 6–2. 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(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2.
Other long tie breakers
Longest regular tiebreaker / Longest in Grand slam
Other long tiebreakers
In Washington 2015 first round Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah defeated Austin Krajicek/Nicholas Monroe 7–6(25–23), 6–3. In Aktobe during the Kazakhstan F1 Final, January 2016, Evgeny Tyurnev won the opening set 6(23) v 7(25).
Denisa Allertová won a first set tiebreak in the 2015 French Open against Johanna Konta 19–17. This set the record for the longest women's tie break at Grand Slam level. Allertová ultimately won the match 7:6 (19:17), 4:6, 6:2.
- A Closer Look at the Longest Tie-Breaker in Tennis History; World Tennis Magazine
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- [Svenska Dagbladet Paper Issue, 20100704 (the photo shows 7/6 because the photo was taken before the umpire adjusted the 7 to 8.)]
- TENNIS; Federer Pulls Through Epic Tie Breaker
- ATP World Tour / Alexander Bury
- Gagliardi's WTA results