Found June 30, 2012 on
In the Tramlines:
On Saturday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, there was no shortage of great matches as the Third Round came to a close. We'll discuss the other great matches in our main recap post, but the one that deserves its own attention before it's wiped away to the fact sheets of history was between the American Sam Querrey and the Croat Marin Cilic. For over five hours, nothing separated these two great competitors.
The final score line reads 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 17-15, and clocking in at 5 hours and 31 minutes, it is the second longest match in Wimbledon history. It of course had no chance of breaking the record of over 11 hours that was set by the infamous Isner-Mahut match, but in its own right it was a great show of shot making, big serves, and huge forehands. It was sort of clunky for long parts of it due to the players involved, but for drama it was unmatched.
For the first two sets, Querrey had plenty of opportunities, but it seemed as if Cilic would be the ...
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Marin Cilic of Croatia outlasted Sam Querrey of the United States 17-15 in the fifth set after 51/2 hours of play Saturday to reach Wimbledon's fourth round for the first time since 2008.
It's the second-longest singles match in tournament history, by time. The record is the 11 hours, 5 minutes for John Isner's 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010.
WIMBLEDON – In the second longest match in Wimbledon history, Croatian Marin Cilic, the 16th seed defeated unseeded American Sam Querrey 7 6, 6 4, 6 7, 6 7, 17 15 to move into the round of 16.
“Was mentally not easy, especially in that fifth set,” Cilic said. “I was serving for the match after that long of a match. I felt I had a lot of chances in that third,...
By Marin Cilic of Croatia outlasted Sam Querrey of the United States 17-15 in the fifth set after 5 1/2 hours of play Saturday to reach Wimbledon's fourth round for the first time since 2008.
It's the second-longest singles match in tournament history, by time. The record is the 11 hours, 5 minutes for John Isner's 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010....
American Sam Querrey hit 21 aces Friday and edged No. 21-seeded Milos Raonic in the second round at Wimbledon, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8), 6-4.
The match was suspended in the third set Thursday because of darkness.
Querrey served up to 136 mph and was broken only once. A former top-20 player, he's ranked 64th and mounting a comeback after undergoing right elbow surgery a year...
WIMBLEDON – In a match held over from Thursday due to darkness, American Sam Querrey hit 21 aces to upset 21st seed, Canadian Milos Raonic at Wimbledon 6-7(3), 7-6(7), 7-6(8), 6-4 on Friday to move into the third round.
“This is definitely my biggest win in a long time. It was a big moment, a big court, and it feels great,” Querrey told media.
The match which was tight...