Great Comebacks and saves

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  1. FedForGOAT

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    I was wondering, what's the greatest # of match points, set points, break points saved in a single match? what's the record for the numder of times a person served for a match and lost (in a single match)? what about in a high profile match?
     
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  2. hoosierbr

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    Don't know about records but I know in 2004 or 05 Rainer Schuettler saved 11 match points and won the match. Don't recall who it was against.

    Todd Martin was up 5-1 in the fifth set against Mal Washington in the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1996 and lost.
     
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  3. iamke55

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    There have been some disgusting comebacks in the WTA.
     
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  4. FedForGOAT

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    like what? (10 chr.)
     
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    Lisa raymond came back from 6-0 5-0 down to win the match. I forgot who she was playing though.
     
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  6. Eviscerator

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    Connors probably made the most comebacks of any top pro. I think in one match he was down 2 sets and 0-4 in the next and came back to win. Several of his USO matches during his 1991 run such as him beating Krickstein in 5 sets being down 2-5 in the 5th for example.
     
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  7. Rhino

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    1927 was a funny year for winning a Slam Final after saving match points:
    Australian - Patterson d. Hawkes 36, 64, 36, 18-16, 63 -- Saved 5 M.P.
    Roland Garros - Lacoste d. Bill Tilden 64, 46, 57, 63, 11-9 -- Saved 2 M.P.
    Wimbledon - Henri Cochet d. Jean Borotra 46, 46, 63, 64, 75 -- Saved 6 M.P.
     
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  8. jaggy

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    Im thinking of 2 at the French but I dont have exact details. Mary Jo over Sabatini after being down a set and 5-0 or 5-1 I think, and also Sundstrom over someone (Gildmeister?) after being down 2 sets and 5-0 or 5-1 and coming back to win.
     
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  9. krprunitennis2

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    Federer against Djokovic on those setpoints on the latest US Open. xD

    It was like, "You want this point? You want this point? awww, too bad. You'll never get this." after Djokovic beat Federer on a previous tournament.

    Well those were my thoughts when I was watching the final. They're both cool, but that was pretty funny. xD
     
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  10. Tempest344

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    Hewitt in Davis Cup 2003 against Fed
    lost the first two but came back
    5-7 2-6 7-6 7-5 6-1

    also I'd say Gasquet at Wimbledon this year against Roddick, Great Match
     
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    Federer beating Nadal in Miami '05.
    Down two sets, and is 2 points from defeat in the third, comes back and takes down a tired Nadal in 5.
     
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  12. vive le beau jeu !

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    are there some stats somewhere about the number of tournaments and matches won having saved match points in the career ?
    that would be interesting.
     
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  13. LeftyServe

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    The greatest match-point saving in a Grand Slam championship final occurred in a losing effort. Roland Garros 2000: Magnus Norman saved 10 championship points against Kuerten in that match, but Kuerten clinched it on the 11th.
     
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  14. vive le beau jeu !

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

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    found this on mentennisforums, it only comes back to 1993 but that's still interesting:

     
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    Lendl vs. McEnroe FO 1984- Lendl comes back from 2 sets to love down to beat McEnroe in 5 sets

    Borg vs. Orantes FO 1974- Borg comes back from 2 sets to love down to crush Orantes in the last 3 sets 6-0 6-1 6-1

    Sampras vs. Corretja USO 1996- Sampras throws up on court but still saves a match point in the 5th set tiebreak and wins the match, and later the tournament

    Safin vs. Federer AO 2005- Safin saves match point in 4th set tiebreak and goes on to win the match in a long 5th set

    Agassi vs. Blake USO 2005- Agassi comes back from 2 sets to love down to beat blake in a epic 5th set
     
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  16. saram

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    That was a wonderful match to watch. I had the VCR recording it. Saw that Rafa was "going to win" and left the house. Came home, played the tape, and was blown away by the end result...
     
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  17. Moose Malloy

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    this get my vote, wish I could get a copy of it:

    "The lights at the West Side Tennis Club shine on one of the greatest comebacks in tennis history as Manuel Orantes saves five match points and comes back from being down two-sets-to-one and 0-5 in the fourth set to defeat Guillermo Vilas, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4, in the semifinals. Less than 18 hours after defeating Vilas, Orantes upsets top-seeded and defending champion Connors, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, in the men's singles final."

    http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/years.html

    very interesting, to see players win an event after almost losing. sadly, that list is probably the only way to find out about any 'records' on this matter.

    I had no idea about Muster in '95!
     
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  18. FedForGOAT

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    thanks vive le beau jeu !, great info.
     
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  19. tbonegas

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    Remember that one,Rafa was ripped off by the worst line call ever.Otherwise he would have whipped Federers candy ass
     
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    Wow, nice find vive le beau jeu !
     
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    My personal favourite. Jarkko Nieminen def Julien Varlet 1-6 1-6 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4 after being down 5-2 in the third set and facing many Mp's.
    Another one at french was Magnus Larsson beating Hendrik Dreekmann 3-6 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-0 6-1. He saved alot of MP's in the third set and Dreekmann really took a mental beating after losing that match.
     
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  22. NamRanger

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    You mean Federer just outplayed Nadal in the 3rd set tiebreak when he was about to lose?
     
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  23. tbonegas

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    No,I mean that Rafa was ripped off by the worst line call ever,read the post and do not try to change the way that it was meant,thank you
     
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  24. vive le beau jeu !

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    not sure if it's a 100% reliable info (doesn't list all the matches or doesn't mention until which year they are supposed to come back for their stats) but i thought it was an interesting trivia, to bump this old thread...
    ;) (because of what happened today)

    Most matches won after saving the match point :
    Nicolas Lapentti, Greg Rusedski and Goran Ivanisevic (16 matches)

    from: http://tennisbios.com/view/tennis-atp-records
     
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