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Just like the regular tennis season, all tennis players (individual and team) play elimination rounds, until the medal events on August 4 and 5, depending on how the weather cooperates or not. July 28 starts all tennis events.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/tennis/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html


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Olympic tennis record set at Wimbledon

The longest set in Olympic history was played at Wimbledon on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Milos Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.

Tsonga leaped and roared when he won on his fourth match point with a drop volley. Raonic congratulated Tsonga with a smile at the net after the match, which lasted 3 hours, 57 minutes.


The previous record in men's singles was 30 games in 2004 when Fernando Gonzalez defeated Taylor Dent in the third set, 16-14, to win the bronze medal. The third set of a women's doubles match in 1988 went to 20-18.

The longest set in tennis history also was played at the All England Club in 2010 when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set in the first round of Wimbledon.



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Roger Federer through to final after 36-game marathon third set against Juan Martin del Potro

They played through a blustery wind, a few moments of drizzly rain, a couple of spectacular falls, and even the ringing of a cowbell by a Swiss enthusiast in the crowd. They played on, and on, and on.

By the time that Federer finally closed out an exhausting victory, winning by a scoreline of 3-6, 7-6, 19-17, this epic had broken the record for the longest three-set men’s match of the Open era (which began in 1968)



Sharapova reached the Olympic women's singles final with 6-2 6-3 victory over Kirilenko

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