Federer wins longest-ever Olympic tennis match

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Roger Federer clinched the first singles medal of his career Friday in an Olympic marathon, winning 19-17 in the final set against Juan Martin del Potro.

The semifinal match lasted 4 hours, 26 minutes, and Federer rallied to win 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17. He converted only two of 13 break-point chances, the second coming in the next-to-last game.

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