Longest Singles Match in Olympic History – Tsonga and Raonic

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In the 2nd round of the 2012 London Olympics, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faced Milos Raonic and the match resulted to be the longest match in the Olympic history, timed 3 hours and 57 minutes. The first set favored Tsonga with a result of 6-3, but then Raonic took the next set with a game count of 3-6. The final set is what made this history. After a long, hard third set, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Milos Raonic 25 to 23. A total of 257 points were played in the third set, and you can see how that is a lot of points if you compare it to the second set, which had a total of 47 points. (5x more points, which is like playing 3~5 more sets.) Tsonga will be advancing onto the third round and will be facing Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

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