Monday July 25th, 2011

Last week, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon squared off in the quarterfinals at the German Open. With the match level at deuce in the first game, Monfils sent a serve out wide, beginning a 61-shot exchange that lasted nearly a full minute and a half.

While it's not even close to the longest point in tennis history (Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner's record-shattering 29-minute, 643-shot rally in 1984), and not the most exciting rally for two players who move around the court so well, it's impressive nonetheless.

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