Best Turn Around After a Loss

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    What is the best turn around for a player after a loss?

    I always thought Federer losing to Gonzales in the first round of the 2007 Masters Cup then defeating the 4th Ranked, 5th Ranked, 2nd Ranked, and 6th Ranked players in straight sets to win the championship was very impressive.

    Then I noticed that Bjorn Borg lost a round robin match to Gene Mayer 6-0 6-3, then defeating McEnroe, Connors, and Lendl to win the Championship was even more impressive.

    What are other impressive turn arounds?
     
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  2. Jeepers

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    Nadals 2009 year followed by his 2010
     
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  3. danielrios

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    Federer winning the French, Wimbledon and reaching the USO finals after the Aussie disgrace
     
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  4. Andres

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    Nadal losing to Gaudio 6-0, 0-6, 1-6 and then winning everything on clay right after that.
     
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  5. westside

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    yeah, that's not bad ;)
     
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    sooooooooo very true .... again!!!!!
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    gaudio, losing the first set 60 to the nadal and then spanking him 60 61 in front of his delighted homecrowd.

    :)
     
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    Hehe!!!! :)
     
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  9. Hitman

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    How about the guy in your name? Losing a heartbreaking FO final, and then CRUSHING everyone for the rest of the season to have the most impressive win loss ratio in history.
     
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  10. sdont

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    Well, just the fact that he beat Nadal in straights on clay in Spain for their first meeting after the AO was huge.
     
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  11. slice bh compliment

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    Some great answers above, especially Nadal and Mac.

    If I may add...
    after Pete Sampras lost the 92 USOpen final to Stefan Edberg, he became a whole different level of champion. Seemed to learn a lot from that.
     
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  12. iamke55

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    Federer lost in the first round of the french open in 2003.
     
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  13. Gaudio2004

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    RG 2003. Horna beats Federer in first round. That really was the last match of a normal professional tennis player called "Federer" to the super-star we see now, from RG 2003 to WB 2003, Federer's turn-around was sensational.
     
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    Ivanisevic coming out of no-where to win Wimbledon.
    After shoulder surgery, if I recall correctly...
     
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  15. flyinghippos101

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    What about Federer's H2H against Hewitt after Davis Cup in 2003? Losing a 2-0 set lead and losing the match and then went on a tear and winning ever single one of their matches and only losing last year
     
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    Gotta say this is the best one. He came out in beast mode after that.
     
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  17. Andres

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    His 2001 run was pre-surgery, but he did have a bum shoulder at the time, poppin' pills like there was no tomorrow. Didn't stop him from nailing 30 aces a match for two weeks ;)
     
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  18. AndyArodRoddick

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    Roddick 03.
    Losin R1 at RG( I know its clay n stuff but still. :))
    Then winning Queens, SF Wimby, winning Indy, sf Washington, winning Cincy, Montreal and USO.

    Pretty good run after RG eh? :)
     
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  19. kOaMaster

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    good one ;)
    how many players have won a match where they lost one set 6:0?
    and how many had a bagel for each player? (I guess no other)
     
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  20. Moose Malloy

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    ^ a pretty famous one:

    Borg d Connors 0-6 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 semis of Wimbledon.
     
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    i thought this year with fed losing to monfils in paris whilst having 5mp's coming back to almost destroy everyone at the WTF's was special.
     
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    Jelena Jankovic lost ten matches in a row, and was even thinking of retirement, but decided to stick with tennis end eventually she achieved solid results.
     
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  23. Hood_Man

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    Yeah, although this is less like a turnaround and more like Neo being shot and killed in The Matrix, and then coming back to life as The One 8) Incredible.
     
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    2009 AO final....Federer crying when losing....then Federer winning Madird, FO and crying because he won. Trippy thinking!
     
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  25. staxor

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    Oh ok.

    Either way, he came back from a huge slump in 2000, where he managed his best result, 2nd round at the Aus Open.
    Then he didn't qualify for the Aus Open in 2001, and he was absent from the French.

    I'd say winning Wimbledon in 2001 after those earlier performances is a pretty huge achievement (not even counting the injuries he had).
     
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