Laver, Roche go 22-20
Rod Laver and Tony Roche played a draining 22-20 set ... and then had to play three more sets. This was before the tiebreak rule was introduced. Laver and Roche battled in intense heat in a 1969 semifinal. Laver took the second set and the match, 7-5, 22-20, 9-11, 1-6, 6-3, going on to win the tournament and the calendar Grand Slam, as well.