Lorenzo Giustino v Corentin Moutet stats: Six hours and five minutes and a total of 459 points won
It has taken him 13 years, but Lorenzo Giustino finally has an ATP Tour-level win and he did it in the hardest possible way as he required more than six hours to get the better of Corentin Moutet in the first round at the French Open.
Giustino turned professional back in 2007 and made his ATP Tour main draw debut in 2015, but he had to wait until 2020 before finally qualifying for a Grand Slam.
Having lost his Australian Open first-round clash earlier this year, the Italian finally got that precious win at Roland Garros on Monday.
His match against Moutet started on Sunday and play was called off midway through the third set.
They resumed the following morning and after six hours and five minutes after the first serve, the Italian finally got the job done as he secured a 0-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 18-16 victory on Court 14.
It was the second-longest French Open match after Fabrice Santoro’s six-hours and 33-minute win over fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clement on Court Suzanne-Lenglen in 2004.
The fifth set alone lasted more than three hours while a total of 459 points were won with Moutet edging it 242 to 217.
There were 145 winners and 184 unforced errors while another incredible stat is the fact Moutet served only one double fault, which came in the deciding set.
Asked how he felt after the match, Giustino replied: “Perfect. I feel perfect. No. Perfect. Like tomorrow I go around a bit because I think I’m too fresh.”
Next up for the Italian is 12th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.
Nick Kyrgios admits being away from his sick parents is taking its toll, saying ‘I am missing home’
Nick Kyrgios says being away from his sick parents is weighing him down.
Novak Djokovic gets a shot in the arm ahead of US Open as the United States loosens Covid-19 restrictions
Novak Djokovic has received a US Open boost.
Coco Gauff gaining confidence ahead of US Open as she takes out another top player in Toronto
Coco Gauff claims another marathon win in Toronto.
Jack Draper’s dream run in Cincy continues after Gael Monfils retirement – ‘I hope Gael is alright’
Jack Draper reaches maiden ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final in Montreal.
‘Serena Williams has shown she is one of the greatest athletes of all time in any sport’
“Serena Williams has taken tennis into living rooms and TVs that normally would not watch tennis.”
Beatriz Haddad Maia ‘living the dream’ as she stuns world No 1 Iga Swiatek at Canadian Open
What a win for Beatriz Haddad Maia in Toronto.
Nick Kyrgios roadshow rumbles on in Montreal as he takes out ‘good friend and hell of a player’ Alex de Minaur
Can anyone stop Nick Kyrgios in Montreal?
Montreal Masters: What time are the Brits in action and how to watch
Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper are still in the hunt in Montreal.
Serena Williams admits being terrible at goodbyes after Toronto loss
The 6-2 6-4 second-round loss to Belinda Bencic at the National Bank Open followed her first singles win in more than a year.