Australian Open 2023: Australian Jason Kubler sends home crowd wild, wins 70-shot rally against Karen Khachanov in second round – Watch Video

Australian Open 2023: Australian Jason Kubler sent his home fans in frenzy at the Australian Open 2023. Playing in the second round…

Australian Open 2023: Australian Jason Kubler sent his home fans in frenzy at the Australian Open 2023. Playing in the second round against Russian Karen Khachanov, both the players shared a rally of 70 shots on Wednesday. The 90-second rally came to an anti-climatic finish as Kubler won the point after his shot clipped the net and fell on the other side. This is the second longest rally at the John Cain Arena in Melbourne. Follow Australian Open 2023 Updates with InsideSports.IN.

Australian Open 2023: Australian Jason Kubler sends home crowd wild, wins 70-shot rally against Karen Khachanov in second round – Watch Video

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Russian Khachanov was serving for two-set lead in the battle between the two baseliners on John Cain Arena when Australian Kubler managed to snare a break point. The pair slapped the ball back and forth for 90 seconds before a Kubler backhand clipped the net cord and dropped onto the other side of the court, leaving Khachanov stranded behind the baseline.

The partisan crowd on the showcourt erupted in celebration and Kubler went on to win the set 7-5 to level up the contest at 1-1. The players would have had to go on a fair bit longer to break the record for a rally in a competitive match.

The longest rally in Tennis, which the Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum believes to have taken place in 1984. Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson shared a 29-minute rally in Richmond, Virgina in which the ball passed over the net an incredible 643 times.

The 70-point rally between Kubler and Khachanov was not even a record for the Australian Open nor John Cain Arena. Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils shared a 71-shot rally on the same court in the third round in 2013. Simon won the point and the match.

Despite Kubler winning the rally, 18th seed Khachanov had the last laugh. The Russian went on to clinch the contest and advanced to the third round.

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