Which Was the Longest US Open Match Ever

Published 08/30/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium with the roof closed during the second round Men’s Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


As the US Open 2021 begins today, we take a look at some of the interesting aspects surrounding this prestigious Grand Slam event. One of the interesting topics that caught my attention was the longest match ever to be played in Flushing Meadows, New York. 

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The two players involved in the longest match in the US Open history was between Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang. It was the semifinal in 1992 and the match was won by the Swede in 5 hours and 26 minutes. To date, this has been the longest match to have been played in the US Open Championships. 

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The second-longest match at the US Open was played in 2012

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The 2012 US Open final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic is the second-longest match. It lasted for 4 hours and 54 minutes. The match was won by the British star, which was his first Grand Slam title victory. 

The US Open 2021 is scheduled to begin on the 30th of August and will go on till the 13th of September. Sadly, five-time champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Dominic Thiem have decided to pull out of the event due to various injuries. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 29: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Milos Raonic of Canada in the men’s singles final of the Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

On the other hand, superstars like Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams are expected to headline this year’s event. However, the presence of Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev will surely be a challenge for the Serb. 

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It will be interesting to see if Djokovic can win his 21st Grand Slam title and also if Williams can win her much-awaited 24th Grand Slam title. We wish all players the best of luck and may the better player win. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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