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    Tsonga survives longest three-set Olympic match

    Jul 31, 2012
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga emerges as the winner after 66 games against Milos Raonic. london2012.com

    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.

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    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga emerges as the winner after 66 games against Milos Raonic. london2012.com
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