Monday, May 10, 2010
Singles Tennis Match - world record set by Carlo
Santelli and Daniel Burns
CLIFTON, NJ, USA -- Carlo Santelli
and Daniel Burns played tennis for 38 hours, two minutes
and nine seconds at the Sperling Park tennis courts - setting
the new world record for the longest
competitive singles tennis match.
Photo: Carlo Santelli and Daniel Burns
are the new World Record holders for the longest
tennis match ever. Photo by Pierfrancesco Baccaro (enlarge
"I thought I walked onto a movie set with
all of the lights and tents set up," said Burns. "I quickly
realized that all of our preparation of over a year and a
half was about to be set in motion. It was surreal."
"It was just an unbelievable feeling to accomplish
this feat," said Santelli. "We've been planning this for a
long time and to finally see it realized is amazing. Our adrenaline
was at all time high when we got closer and closer to breaking
the record and once we did it was very emotional."
previous Guinness world record of 36 hours, 36 minutes and
36 seconds was set by Jeroen Wagenaar and Serge Fernando both
of the Netherlands on Sept. 12, 2009 in Netherlands.
Hoping to smash the time, Santelli and Burns
originally set out to play 48 hours straight but exhaustion
would force the duo to a 38 hour match.
Physically, with constant pressure on their
feet and hands, the duo utilized their five minutes per hour
played rest period with massages and relaxation.
"Our feet were killing us and we had many blisters
on our hands," Burns said. "But once it was announced that
we set the record, the pain went away."
Agreeing to play just one more hour after
breaking the record, Santelli and Burns found themselves in
an unusual situation with just 30 minutes left…the matchup
"We've been training together for so long
I think we knew each others skills pretty well," Santelli
said. "The entire weekend ended in a tie as we both won 28
sets and five games." Fit story on 1 page
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