In the early hours of Tuesday in Acapulco Alexander Zverev beat Jenson Brooksby in three sets 3-6,7-6(10) 6-2 making it the latest ever finish, 4.55 am, to an ATP match.

This beats the previous record finish of 4.34 am in the third round 2008 Australian Open epic, when Lleyton Hewitt beat Marcos Baghdatis 4-6,7-5,7-5,6-7(4)  6-3 though that match actually lasted 4 hours 45 minutes.

The three set match in Acapulco was a “mere” 3 hours 20 minutes. The marathon second set alone took 1 hour 50 minutes for Zverev to win.

However it fell one minute short of the longest match in Mexican Open history which had been set just a day earlier when Stefan Kozlov defeated 2014 champion Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 6-3.