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By Lauren Lynch
Photo Credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images


In an attempt at Isner's and Mahut's record, it may have not been very pretty tennis towards the end but in the epic fourth round match, Fabio Fognini was victorious over Spaniard Albert Montanes 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.

The match lasted four hours, 36 minutes and the Italian is the first man in the quarterfinals.

Fognini was up against five match points. He bowed and shrugged at the end to some boos and cheers from the crowd, who were vocal the entire match.

The World No. 49 had to take a medical time out and was barely moving due to cramping, later discoved he had pulled his left thigh muscle, while relying on 68 winners and shanks of the ball. He foot faulted many times, double faulted nine times, and hit 103 unforced errors.

It seemed that it was getting to Albert Montanes' mind game towards the end, who continued to mishit the ball out or into the net. The World No. 38 had only one less point in the total points at 188 but had 37 winners and 62 winners.

This was Fognini's first fourth round in a Grand Slam tournament and now he is through to the quarterfinals to face Novak Djokovic.

“I would love to play the next match, because this is a little dream I’ve got going here,” to the Associated Press, Fognini said despite his injury. “Even if I’m only at 50 percent, I want to play.”

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