Two days later, Taroczy overcame Roland Stadler in a grueling five-setter, yet Switzerland won ultimately the tie 3-2 to lose in the Europe-Zone Final 1-4 to Israel, October ’86 – that tie featured Hlasek’s two marathon defeats:
# 2-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 10-12 to Amos Mansdorf &
# 3-6, 6-1, 6-8, 12-10, 9-11 to Shlomo Glickstein (!)
No other player in the Open era lost two matches with so long deciding sets within three days…
Taroczy after his farewell tie, played just one main-level tournament (244th in his career) – Kitzbuhel ’86, losing in the third round.
* I mean The Open Era… cause József Asbóth won French Open in 1947
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