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Friday, April 25, 2008

A win at last - after 3 years of trying

Three years after setting out as a professional tenis player, Briton Robert Dee finally recorded a victory after 54 consecutive straight sets defeats.

His trail of defeats have Dee the dubious honour of holding the worst record in professional tennis losing each of his 108 contested set since his first tournament in Mexico.

The 21-year-old player finally was rewarded last weekend when he defeated Arzhand Derakhshani of the United States 6-4, 6-3 during qualifying for a Futures tournament in Rues (near Barcelona) in Spain.

However, his moment in the sun did not last long - he promptly lost 6-3 6-1 to Artur Romanowski in the second round.

The victory means he remains joint holder of the record for the longest losing streak in the history of the pro game with Diego Beltranena of Guatemala.

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