JO-WILFRIED TSONGA of France advanced to the round of 16 after edging Canada’s Milos Raonic in the longest three-set match in Olympic tennis history, 6-3, 3-6, 25-23, at the All England Club.
The four-hour, 66-game long match is the longest match ever in the Olympics, erasing the previous mark of 63 games featuring Canadians Carling Bassett-Seguso and Jill Hetherington in a doubles victory over Argentines Mercedes Paz and Gabriela Sabatini in the 1988 Seoul Games.
The Frenchman eyes a quarterfinal spot when he battles Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
Home bet Andy Murray, meanwhile, eased past Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, 6-2, 6-4.
Murray next takes on Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Richard Gasquet of France.
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic disposed of American Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1.
Venus Williams defeated Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3.