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Gonzales survives Wimbledon's longest match

Updated: June 19, 2002, 11:37 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

June 25, 1969

It was played in near darkness yesterday and in brilliant sunlight today. And when it is over, Pancho Gonzales, long past his prime at age 41, is the winner of perhaps the most memorable match of his storied career.

In the longest match in Wimbledon history, both in terms of time (five hours and 12 minutes) and games (112), Gonzales saves seven match points in his first-round competition against 25-year-old Charlie Pasarell and triumphs, 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, ...

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