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By The Associated Press

It's been the most epic battle on the London Olympic tennis courts so far.

Top-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina battled over four hours to 17 games each in the third set after del Potro won the first set and Federer the second.

The number of chances each had to put away the other needed to be counted on both fingers and toes ticket holders certainly got their money's worth.

In the end, Federer pulled it out, breaking del Potro to win 19-17 in the third.

Federer, the king of tennis, won gold in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but has never won an individual Olympic medal.

Sheila Norman-Culp Twitter


EDITOR'S NOTE "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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