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It takes skill to win in the world of sport. Sometimes, when the competition is particularly tough, it also takes extraordinary patience and stamina.
Most baseball games last nine innings, but if the score is tied at that point they can theoretically go on forever. On May 8, 1984, the conditions were right for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers to make a run at infinity.
The rivals played 25 innings that day over eight hours and six minutes. In all, 14 pitchers and 44 position players were used between the two team. Chicago eventually won the game, 7-6.
The tiebreaker was first adopted in modern tennis in the 1970s. Before then sets were like baseball games: they could theoretically go forever if no player ever pulled ahead by two games. That’s still the case in the final set of matches played at Wimbledon, the most prestigious tournament in all of tennis, »
- Peter Willis
Whippersnappers not allowed
Despite its outward civility, Professional Tennis can be a brutal sport for the players, and the sell by date for most is around age 30, give or take a couple of years. So it takes a dedicated athlete to carry on in the face of Father Time, lingering injuries, and young phenoms nipping at your Nike's.
In the past couple of years we've paid tribute to the Atp Top Twenty Players and the Hottest Players Outside The Top 20, and as this year's Australian Open commences, we're going to look at all of the players in the Top 100 who have crossed the "30" milestone mark.
They may be the tennis equivalent of Methuselah, but they can still teach the young guns a thing or two!
Roger Federer - 31
Ranked #2, Roger is still going strong long after most pundits had written him off. Last year he won his seventh Wimbledon title and regained the #1 ranking, »
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