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The 6h 21min Match

Claim to Fame

Date of occurrence:

24/07/1987

The Becker vs. McEnroe, 1987 Davis Cup match was one of the most thrilling and legendary tennis matches in the sports history. It was undoubtedly one of the longest of them- The two Tennis legends battled on the court for 6 hours and 22 minutes and finally the younger of them won. Beker won the game after 5 sets: 4–6, 15–13, 8–10, 6–2, 6–2.

The Full Story

 

Boris Becker was born in 1967, in Leimen, West Germany; he began playing tennis as at the age of 3! and competed in his first tournaments when he was 9. He turned pro in 1984, a year later he won Wimbledon. The youngest men’s singles champion there since 1891 and the first unseeded player and first West German to win the tournament. It didn’t take long for the 1.90 m German player to go up the ATP ranking and his match and win against McEnroe was another Stepping-stone on his way to be recognized as the new no.1 in town.

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