London 2012 Olympics: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Milos Raonic 25-23 in longest set

Tsonga wins longest set in Olympic history 25-23 to survive marathon with Milos

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18:10 GMT, 31 July 2012

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Milos Raonic after edging the longest set in Olympic tennis history on Tuesday.

Tsonga, of France, eventually won 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round at Wimbledon.

The fifth-seeded Tsonga of France leaped and roared when he won his fourth match point with a drop volley. Raonic of Canada congratulated Tsonga with a smile.

Sacre bleu: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates finally beating Canada's Milos Raonic at Wimbledon

Sacre bleu: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates finally beating Canada's Milos Raonic at Wimbledon

Tough nut to crack: Raonic pushed Tsonga all the way in the deciding set of their second-round match

Tough nut to crack: Raonic pushed Tsonga all the way in the deciding set of their second-round match

The previous record was 30 games, set in 2004 when Fernando Gonzalez defeated Taylor Dent 16-14 in the third set to win the bronze medal.