Corentin Moutet Defeated At Roland Garros After More Than 6 Hours Of Play

This is the second-longest match in the history of the Parisian tournament in the Open era, after the one between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément in 2004 which lasted 6:33!

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Corentin Moutet Defeated At Roland Garros After More Than 6 Hours Of Play - SurgeZirc France
Frenchman Corentin Moutet lost the second longest match in history on September 28 at Roland Garros against Lorenzo Giustino / Photo credit: HuffPost

Two days and 6:05 of heated battle at Roland Garros saw French Corentin Moutet beaten 0-6, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 18-16 against the Italian Lorenzo Giustino 157th in the world on Monday, September 28 during the first round of Roland-Garros.

This is the second-longest match in the history of the Parisian tournament in the Open era, after the one between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément in 2004 which lasted 6:33!

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Lorenzo Giustino, 29, had never won a single match on the main circuit, let alone in the Grand Slam, and was playing his first meeting in straight sets. The first round of the match was interrupted on Sunday evening when it started raining and never resumed until mid-afternoon Monday.

Moutet had easily won the first set, but Giustino managed to pick-up and launched a lead to the epic 5th set which would have lasted more than 3 hours. He finally won on his third match point against the Frenchman, who would’ve served him three times to win the game.

“No, but the guy, what’s his magic potion, no kidding!” Corentin Moutet exclaimed during the last set, as he was angry to see the Italian always come back to the score.

“The match was very long (…) I feel drained. (…) Physically already, it’s sure that tonight I’ll feel it (…) And in the head, it’s sure that it hurts more because I spent a lot of time on the field, ”said the Frenchman in a post-match press conference. But “if it had taken another hour to play to win, I would gladly have played another hour,” he added.

In the next round, Giustino will face Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, 14th in the world and recent striker of Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals in Rome.

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