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Longest match in Olympic tennis history

Updated 1702 GMT (0102 HKT) August 2, 2012
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shouts for joy as he finds the shot that seals victory in the longest Olympic tennis match. The match lasted just under four hours and the final set ended 25-23 to the fifth-seeded Frenchman. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Canada's 2011 ATP Tour newcomer of the year Milos Raonic proved to be a tough opponent for Tsonga. The world No. 23 won the second set and had a vastly superior second serve game in the decider. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
The 66-game thriller easily beat the previous record for a three-set match at Olympic tennis, which was 48 games when Fernando Gonzalez beat Taylor Dent at the 2004 Games in Athens with a scoreline 6-4 2-6 16-14. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Jarkko Nieminen of Finland decided to make a bit of an early exit in his match with world No. 4 Andy Murray. He ended up in the well in front of the spectators as he tried to rescue a shot against the Wimbledon finalist. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Murray was the only British player left in the Olympic tennis singles competitions following his victory against Nieminen during the second round of men's Singles. All the GB ladies singles competitors lost. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Russia's Maria Sharapova caused one of the hometown talent to leave the Olympic competition, beating Laura Robson 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages
While the former Wimbledon junior champion admitted she faced a formidable oponent, Robson said the state of the Center Court surface at Wimbledon was part of the reason for her defeat. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages