Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and unseeded Canadian Milos Raonic are deadlocked in a marathon third set in the Olympic men’s singles tournament.After more than two hours on the court for the third set alone, Tsonga leads Raonic 24-23 in the deciding endless set, which already the longest in Olympic history.
The previous record was 38 games in the third set.
Tsonga breezed through the first set, winning 6-3, but Raonic fought back to win the second 6-3.
Since then, both players haven’t really been close to ending the match and advancing to the third round.
Raonic fought back from the second match point of the match down 21-20, serving a winner to go back to deuce. He then won the game to tie the score at 21-21.
Sportswriter Bruce Arthur, who is in attendance, has been diligently live tweeting the match.
17-17, Tsonga serving. What a glorious moment it will be when Raonic or Tsonga’s son wins this match one day.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) July 31, 2012
Tsonga finally won the match in the 48th game of the third set, breaking Raonic’s serve. Video of the frantic final point is upcoming.
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