What was the great come-back in a grand slam final?

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  1. New Daddy

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    I just wonder who pulled off the greatest come-from-behind win in a grand slam final. Of course, there can be more than one great come-backs.
     
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    Borg had a great one against Orantes at the 74 French Open. Down two sets, he lost only two games in the remaining three sets. Orantes was spent.

    Orantes had one of the great comebacks in slam history, but it wasn't in a final. It was in the 75 US Open semi, where he was down two sets and then two sets-to-one and 5-love to Vilas. Vilas hurt himself and Orantes went on to win.

    Aside from that, Gaudio's FO win in 2004 is huge - probably the most unlikely comeback. We can also point to Lendl's comeback against McEnroe in the 84 FO.
     
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    Venus Williams won that thriller at the 2005 Wimbledon final over Davenport.
     
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    Lendl against Mac in 84 RG Final....Mac was up two sets and a break and lost in five.

    Mac says he still has occasional nightmares about that match some 23 years later.
     
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  5. Tennis_Monk

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    I once left in the middle of the final match for an exam. I rushed so hard to finish my exam and came back in time to watch the reminder of the Match (Wimbledon semifnal between Krajicek and Ivanisevic)

    That is the Greatest come back ever..

    Wait a minute...you said Grandslam final..Sorry..
     
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    uhhh howd u do on the final exam
     
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  7. Chadwixx

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    Agassi's win over medevedev on paper is pretty good. Agassi lost the first two set 1-2.

    Giving up 3 games in two losing sets is hard to beat.
     
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    Not a GS final, but the greatest come from behind I've ever seen was 1993 French Women's QF's Mary Joe Fernandez against Sabatini. Was down 1-6, 1-5...saved 5 match points, and won 1-6, 7-6, 10-8.

    GS final, there may have been some way back when, but I would say a tossup between the Mens '84 and '99 French.
     
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    Gaudio against Coria in the 2004 French Open final.

    I would also agree with Agassi when he won the French in 1999.
     
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    Agassi, 1999, French Open. Down 2 sets... looked to be down for the count. rain delay(talk with Gilbert)... Bull through the gates, Advantage Agassi. He didn't even want to go to Rolland Garros that year.
     
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    2004 French Open: Gaudio against Coria
    99 French and US Open : Agassi against Medvedev and Todd Martin
    84 French Open

    But then Coria got some injury in 2004. Mcenroe lost temper in 84. So I think the greatest comeback would be Agassi at '99 French.
     
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    venus against davenport-wimby 05
     
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    Gaudio's comeback win :) ....
     
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    Yeah for me the two obvious ones are Gaudio and Agassis comebacks at the French.
    Also the 1990 Wimbledon final, Edberg winning in the 5th from a break down.
    Steffi beating Novotna, I don't know what year it was but Novotna had the match and then crumbled, Steffi came back and won loads of games in a row in the final set, I think it was 1993, I was actually at that match.
     
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    what about changs french win? i thought that was quite an amazing feat ;o
     
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    Connors againt Pernfors. Connors was 1-6 1-6 and 1-4 down. The commentator said that Connors was too old and over the hill. Connors proved him wrong.
     
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    the best "nearly got there" final was Martina vs Hana at the US Open in '85. Sooo very close, but just not quite.
     
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    agassi/medvedev. you can now close the thread.
     
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    Hard to believe that no one mentioned the 1984 Men's RG final

    Lendl def. McEnroe 3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5.

    for how closely each ended up being ranked #3 and #1 and keeping in mind that 1984 was the year McEnroe went 83-4 in match play still the best winning percentage for a season.
     
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    :confused:

    Two people mentioned it before your post ;)
     
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    Geez, I missed not one but two posts. I guess I needed that second cup of coffee this morning after all.


    Sorry guys.
     
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    You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!! You deserve the very same death!! :D :twisted:
     
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    Yeah, you're right....strict....but right.;)
     
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    gaudio in FO 04. unthinkable.
     
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    as far as degree of difficulty goes, this should be up there. he didn't come back from 2 sets to love or anything, but the odds of anyone coming back from a break down vs Becker(in any set, any round basically) on fast grass aren't good. that it was in the 5th set of wimbledon is amazing.

    Yeah, I was just watching the final again, Chang had no business winning this one. Edberg was 6-25 on break points! He was up 2-1 in sets & a break in the 4th. I think he failed to convert 13 straight bps at one point in that set.
    And Edberg was winning his service games so easy, when he got broke it was out of nowhere.

    I think he choked in this one more than Mac did in his fo final(lendl was playing at a much higher level than chang & mac didnt have nearly as many chances as edberg)
     
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    Martin vs washington, wimbledon
     
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    wasn't a final
     
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    gaudio against coria in roland garros.
     
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    Gaudio d. Coria. That was unbelievable!
     
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