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Hungarian National Breaks Guinness Record for Most Tennis Rackets Strung in 24 hours

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.18.

A Hungarian tennis club owner has broken the Guinness World Record for the most tennis rackets strung in 24 hours.

Zsolt Velcz, who owns the Match-Point Tennis Club, strung 84 tennis rackets in 24 hours, beating the previous record of 71 set in 2018 by Dutch pro tour stringer Tim Rothengatter. Velcz, who has been stringing tennis rackets for almost 40 years, already broke Rothengatter’s record in the 20th hour of his attempt.

The 70th tennis racket Velcz strung belonged to Austria’s US Open winner Dominic Thiem, the 71st to Hungarian four-time Grand Slam Doubles winner Tímea Babos, while the record-breaking 72nd racket belonged to top Hungarian player Márton Fucsovics.

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“They wanted to send me home from my first training as I was even smaller than the net,” Hungary’s No. 1 tennis player tells the Friends of Hungary Foundation in a short film. Márton Fucsovics quickly adds: “But then the trainer saw that I hit the balls quite well.” That is how the now 29-year-old […]Continue reading

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