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The players are out on the two show courts, with action but a few moments away. Meanwhile in doubles news, Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, the No2 seeds, have beaten Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Zverev, having battled his way through three consecutive five-setters to reach this stage, has played nearly two and a half hours’ more tennis in this tournament than Thiem. What, I wonder, is the highest number of sets played by a Grand Slam champion? I’m not sure anyone has played more than three five-set matches on their way to victory (Kuerten did that here in 1997).
Written by Simon Burnton
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