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The Shortest Tennis Matches In History

by Jonas Eriksson

A tennis match is mostly played in about two hours, with some matches taking several hours to wrap up. For men, the average duration of a tennis match can take up to five hours long, with some finishing even longer than that.

Any match longer than five hours are already considered long matches and these matches often produce two kinds of audiences–one that is glued to their seats and thrilled by the long exchange of swings between the players, and another one who had fallen his chair already out of boredom. Either way, the duration of the match has an effect on the audience and the fans, too. But what about extremely short matches? What about matches that are done before you even realized it started?

In the world of sports betting, the duration of a tennis match is also one big factor that may affect the odds, especially if a player is known to finish a match either quick or fast. The longer the players exchange swings in the court, the more exhausted they get, and their performance may end up being affected, too. These things, and more, may account to odds, especially if the game has live odds being given out.

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Here are the top shortest matches in the history of tennis.

Fred Perry Vs Baron Gottfried Von Cramm

Fred Perry, born Frederick John Perry, was a triple Wimbledon champion known for winning 10 Majors in his career, including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams titles. On the other hand, Baron Gottfried Von Cramm, or with his full name Gottfried Alexander Maximilian Walter Kurt Freiherr von Cramm, was a German tennis player that was ranked number two in the world back in 1934 and in 1936 and was ranked as number one in the world of tennis in 1937.

Their historic match happened in 1936. The match was over and done in just 20 minutes. It was remembered as one of the shortest matches in the history of tennis. Perry won with a score of 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.

William Renshaw Vs John Hartley

Yet another one that was etched in the history books of tennis was the match between Renshaw and Hartley in the 1881 Wimbledon championship. The two players competed for the finals, and Renshaw beat Hartley in just 36 minutes into the match. The final score was 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.

Steffi Graf Vs Natasha Zvereva

This match is considered to be the second shortest in women’s tennis. Steffi Graf and Natasha Zvereva faced each other in the French Open of 1988, where Graf won with a final score of 6-0, 6-0. The match lasted only 32 minutes.

Jarkko Nieminen Vs Bernard Tomic

This match happened in the 2014 Sony Open Tennis in Miami. The match was over after just 28 minutes and 30 seconds. Nieminen beat Tomic with a score of 6–0, 6–1. IN this case, Tomic crashed out in the game.

Susan Tutt Vs Marion Bandy

Remember that second shortest match in women’s tennis? Not only is this considered to be the shortest match in women’s tennis, but it is also considered as the shortest match in the entire tennis history so far. Tutt defeated Bandy with a score of 6-0, 6-0 at the Wimbledon tournament in 1969, and can you guess how long the match went? It only took 20 minutes.

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