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01 Aug 2012
London 2012 , IOC News , Tennis , Brazil , Czech Republic , doubles , Men

Marathon Doubles match breaks record - London 2012 - Tennis

More Olympic Tennis records have been broken in the men's Doubles clash between Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares and Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek at Wimbledon.

The Brazilians eventually won 1-6 6-4 24-22 - the most games ever played in a set and in a match in Olympic Doubles history.

Yesterday Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Milos Raonic 6-3 3-6 25-23 in the longest three-set match in Olympic history in terms of the number of games played.

Meanwhile, world number one Roger Federer went through to the quarter-finals of the men's Singles tournament after seeing off Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

It was a tougher than expected match for the Wimbledon champion, who made the perfect start with a break of serve in his opponent's first game but allowed Istomin to level.

The Uzbek then had three break points at 5-5 but could not take them and he paid the price, with Federer wrapping up a 7-5 6-3 victory on Court One.

Eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro also reached the last eight, while 11th seed Nicolas Almagro from Spain beat Steve Darcis 7-5 6-3.

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