Li Jie and Hitomi Sato featured an in incredible rally at the Qatar Open on Thursday.
The match was still in it’s early stages and neither player was prepared to take the risk of attacking, so on they went. The war of attrition lasted over ten minutes without much drama.
But bizarrely and almost fittingly, no-one would go on to win the epic point.
A ball from a neighbouring match would trickle onto the court and the chair umpire – who very may well have have needed a rest – stopped play.