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French Open 2012: Epic Battle At Roland Garros Has Combatants Leave It All On The Court ... Literally

On Thursday, Richard Gasquet of France and Grigor Dimitriov of Bulgaria had one of the most epic battles Roland Garros has ever seen when the two players exchanged 38 strokes on the way to a single point over the course of a minute. The volley came 1 hour, 50 minutes into the second round match, which saw Gasquet vomit on the court and left Dimitriov sprawled out due to leg cramps. Gasquet blamed his weak stomach on some fruit he had eaten earlier in the day.

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Gasquet blamed his intestinal distress on some fruit, then joked: "The banana is still on Suzanne Lenglen. I was really feeling bad. But he was on the ground. He was even in a worse situation than I was."

Gasquet went on to win the match 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.