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Czechs win longest Davis Cup match

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GENEVA (AP)

In the longest match in Davis Cup history, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland in a doubles epic lasting seven hours on Saturday.

Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol eventually took their 13th match point chance to edge Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 24-22.

The defending champion Czechs took a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup first round when Chiudinelli served a double fault.

The previous longest Davis Cup match was 6 hours, 22 minutes for John McEnroe's victory for the United States against Sweden's Mats Wilander in 1982.

Berdych and Wawrinka are due back on court on Sunday from lunchtime to begin the reverse singles.

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