When it comes to the #DKRally campaign, we want it to go as long as possible and be as memorable as it can be. And today we take a look at some of the longest and most famous rallies in tennis history, seeing the best at what they do to help salute the campaign.
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We start with a point from the 2012 Australian open, which pairs two of the best of all time in Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic wins this point and the match, but his falling down at the end is pretty great.
Here’s another classic from the 2011 US Open Final between Djokovic and Nadal that went 31 shots. The Joker ended up the match winner, and his pose at the end of this point was pretty good as well.
Looking for the longest one we could find? Here’s Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils hitting basically defensive warmup shots at each other for SEVENTY ONE STROKES. It’s the paint drying of long tennis points however.
But this one might be the best we find. From the final at Indian Wells in 2005, Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt play a wonderful point you have to see. A terrific combination of shots, a nice build, and some fantastic shotmaking and athleticism at the end.
Although Hewitt won the point everyone will remember, Federer won the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.