Tsonga makes Olympic tennis history after marathon match

Tsonga makes Olympic tennis history after marathon match

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(CNN) — World No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga entered the record books on Tuesday by winning the longest tennis match in Olympic history.

The Frenchman’s second-round clash with Canada’s Milos Raonic took three hours 58 minutes to complete, with the final set ending 25-23.

Tsonga drew first blood, comfortably taking the opening set 6-3. But Raonic, who is ranked 23rd in the world game, notched up the reverse score line in the second set and was increasingly looking like the man to beat.

 

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