What was surprising was how this rally ended in kubler the backhand cut the net cord and fell on the other side of the court, leaving Khachanov stuck behind the baseline.
Boil the kettle, find a comfy spot on the couch, and settle in for a SEVENTY(!) rally between @JasonMKubler and… https://t.co/0cBJq3JyOz
— #AusOpen (@AusOpen) 1674030771000
Khachanov was serving for a two-set lead in the battle between the two basemen on John Cain Arena when the Australian Kubler managed to grab a break point.
The partisan crowd on the showcourt erupted in celebration and Kubler continued to take the set to level the contest at 1-1. Khachanov, however, eventually won 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2.
The players would have had to go on a bit longer to break the record for a rally in a competitive match, which the Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum says took place in 1984.
Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson shared a 29-minute rally in Richmond, Va., in which the ball went over the net 643 times.
Wednesday’s rally wasn’t even a record for the Australian Open or the John Cain Arena.
France’s Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils shared a 71-shot rally on the same court in the third round in 2013. Simon won the point and the match.
“I actually watched that rally (after the game). At the time, I was pretty fucked up. But I watched it and was hitting it so softly. I was doing the whole race and Karen was the one who made me run,” Kubler said. journalists.
“It was great that I ended up winning. I think I had a really long rally in Adelaide against (Tomas Martin) Etcheverry, but I ended up losing it. So I saw that everywhere, and I didn’t really appreciate that too much.
“I was super excited. I don’t think I’ve ever done a rally this long before. You know, I’m definitely going to share it on my Instagram and stuff like that.”
(With contributions from Reuters)