While John Isner and Paul-Henri Mathieu were locked in a minor epic on Court Philippe Chatrier, Richard Gasquet and Grigor Dimitrov were grinding each other down on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The two men, both owners of beautiful one-handed backhands, were destroying each other with some brutally physical play and it all came to a head in this 38-shot rally on break point.
Not too often you see a point so grueling that one man is left cramping on the ground and the other, um, losing his lunch, but that’s what happened. Gasquet won the point and eventually the match, coming back from a set down.
Take a look at what has to be the point of the tournament so far. (Note: A better quality video can be found on the Roland Garros video page, just scroll down to “Astonishing rally”.)