Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:27PM ; Updated: Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:27PM

Tsonga, Raonic play longest set in history of Games

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) The longest set in Olympic history was played at Wimbledon on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Milos Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.

Tsonga leaped and roared when he won on his fourth match point with a drop volley. Raonic congratulated Tsonga with a smile.

The previous record was 30 games in 2004 when Fernando Gonzalez defeated Taylor Dent in the third set, 16-14, to win the bronze medal.

The longest set in tennis history also was played at the All England Club - in 2010 when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set in the first round of Wimbledon.

 
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