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Lopez Breaks Record In Corona's Longest Serve Competition

Valencia, Spain

For the third year in a row, Spaniard Feliciano Lopez won Corona’s “The Longest Serve” competition at the Valencia Open 500.

Lopez hit the ball a distance of 78m in a tight contest at the City of Arts and Sciences, beating his opponents John Isner, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan. Isner and Bob Bryan also broke the previous record of 70m, set by Lopez in 2011, as they hit 74m serves.

“It was very good and very competitive,” said Lopez, who claimed a cheque of €2000, which he donated to the Fundacion Clinica Menorca. “This was the best and toughest of all years as the competition was really intense, especially with John who is probably the best server on tour. I had a lot of fun with it. I had to really push myself to beat him and nice to end with a new record.”

Lopez and Isner made their partnership debut later in the day, teaming up for a 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-7 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer in the first round.

“The Longest Serve” is an initiative by ATP’s Premier Partner and Official Beer, Corona.

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