Most titles won after saving match point?

Sabrina

Hall of Fame
Federer: 4 titles (2005 Dubai, 2006 Halle, 2014 Shanghai and 2017 Miami).
Djokovic: 7 titles (Vienna 2007, Basel 2009, 2011 Us Open, 2012 Shanghai, 2017 Doha, 2019 Wimbledon, 2020 Dubai)
Nadal: 7 titles (2006 Rome, 2009 Indian wells, 2010 Tokyo, 2014 Rio Open, 2017 Beijing, 2021 Barcelona, 2021 Rome).

Does anyone know who has won the most?
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
Muster won at least 7 titles saving match points along the way, 6 of them in 1995:

Rome 1990 - saved 3 match points in his SF vs. Gomez
Estoril 1995 - saved 1 match point in his QF vs. Javier Sanchez
Barcelona 1995 - saved 1 match point in his R1 match vs. Jordi Burillo, and 1 match point in his QF vs. Carlos Costa
Monte-Carlo 1995 - saved 2 match points in his final vs. Becker
St Polten 1995 - saved 3 match points in his R1 match vs. Filip Dewulf
Stuttgart 1995 - saved 4 match points in his SF vs. Bruguera
Umag 1995 - saved 3 match points in his final vs. Carlos Costa

He won 8 matches from match point down in 1995 alone I think (also vs. Chang at Indian Wells).
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
Off the top of my head I have 4 for Murray:

Dubai 2017 - saved MPs vs Kohlschreiber in the QFs
WTF 2016 - saved MPs vs Raonic in the the SF
Shenzhen and Valencia 2014 - saved MPs in both finals, each against Robredo

Edit: the total is 6, adding:
Miami 2013 - saved 1 MP vs Ferrer in the final
St Petersburg 2007 - saved 1 MP vs Youzhny in the semi-final
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Muster won at least 7 titles saving match points along the way, 6 of them in 1995:

Rome 1990 - saved 3 match points in his SF vs. Gomez
Estoril 1995 - saved 1 match point in his QF vs. Javier Sanchez
Barcelona 1995 - saved 1 match point in his R1 match vs. Jordi Burillo, and 1 match point in his QF vs. Carlos Costa
Monte-Carlo 1995 - saved 2 match points in his final vs. Becker
St Polten 1995 - saved 3 match points in his R1 match vs. Filip Dewulf
Stuttgart 1995 - saved 4 match points in his SF vs. Bruguera
Umag 1995 - saved 3 match points in his final vs. Carlos Costa

He won 8 matches from match point down in 1995 alone I think (also vs. Chang at Indian Wells).
And also at 1996 St. Poelten, struggling with an ankle injury against Goellner, Muster was 2-6 down in the third set tiebreaker and facing 4 match points. Muster won 7 of the next 8 points to win the tiebreak 9-7, and the match with it, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. It came at a price though, as it ended his tournament, and his match with Stich at the 1996 French Open was a case of both players having had recent ankle injuries.
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
Quite a few players have won titles, after saving match points in 2 different matches along the way. I don't think any player has done that more than once, but I could be wrong. Below are examples I'm aware of where players did so back to back in their semi-final and final matches:

Davydenko at Moscow in 2004 (1 vs. Youzhny and then 3 vs. Rusedski)
Moodie at Tokyo in 2005 (4 vs. Nieminen and then 2 vs. Ancic)
Querrey at LA in 2010 (1 vs. Tipsarevic and then 1 vs. Murray)

VIjay Amritraj won his title at Bretton Woods in 1973, saving match points in 3 different matches along the way (I think the only time that has happened); 3 vs. Humphrey Hose in the 1st round (trailing 0-5 and 0-40 in the final set), 3 vs. Laver in his QF (trailing 4-5 and 0-40 on Laver's serve in the 2nd set) and 2 vs. Connors in the final (trailing 4-5 and 15-40 in the final set).
 

NAS

Semi-Pro
Quite a few players have won titles, after saving match points in 2 different matches along the way. I don't think any player has done that more than once, but I could be wrong. Below are examples I'm aware of where players did so back to back in their semi-final and final matches:

Davydenko at Moscow in 2004 (1 vs. Youzhny and then 3 vs. Rusedski)
Moodie at Tokyo in 2005 (4 vs. Nieminen and then 2 vs. Ancic)
Querrey at LA in 2010 (1 vs. Tipsarevic and then 1 vs. Murray)

VIjay Amritraj won his title at Bretton Woods in 1973, saving match points in 3 different matches along the way (I think the only time that has happened); 3 vs. Humphrey Hose in the 1st round (trailing 0-5 and 0-40 in the final set), 3 vs. Laver in his QF (trailing 4-5 and 0-40 on Laver's serve in the 2nd set) and 2 vs. Connors in the final (trailing 4-5 and 15-40 in the final set).
Wow So even Laver had 40-15 moments
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
Roddick won 5 titles saving match points along the way; at Queen's (vs. Agassi), Cincinnati (vs. Fish) and the US Open (vs. Nalbandian) in 2003, Indianapolis in 2004 (vs. Ljubicic) and Queen's in 2007 (vs. Mahut).

Ferrero won 4; at Dubai (vs. Hrbaty) and Barcelona (vs. Voinea) in 2001, Monte-Carlo in 2002 (vs. Mantilla) and Madrid in 2003 (vs. Ferreira).

Davydenko won 4; at at Adelaide in 2003 (vs. Ljubicic), Moscow in 2004 (vs. Youzhny and Rusedski), Miami in 2008 (vs. Gulbis) and Doha in 2010 (vs. Nadal).
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
On the subject of Djokovic, he is the only man to have won multiple majors from match point down in the open era, of course with Federer on the receiving end both times.

In addition to 1995 thanks to Muster's huge contribution, 2002-2003 looks to have been a golden era for this. In 2002, there were 3 different weeks in which 2 separate tournaments were won by players that had saved match points en-route, Escude in Rotterdam and Massu in Buenos Aires in February, Nalbandian in Estoril and El Aynaoui in Casablanca in April, and Kuerten in Costa do Sauipe and Kafelnikov in Tashkent in September.

There have been 13 occasions that players have won majors from match point down on the women's side, 3 of them by Serena (at the AO in 2003 and 2005 and Wimbledon in 2009), and 8 of them at the Australian Open (1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021), and 11 of them in the 21st century / within the last 20 years.

At RG, Kuznetsova held a match point in her 4th round match in 2004 against the eventual champion Myskina, and then the next year held 2 in her 4th round match against the eventual champion Henin.
 
Roddick won 5 titles saving match points along the way; at Queen's (vs. Agassi), Cincinnati (vs. Fish) and the US Open (vs. Nalbandian) in 2003, Indianapolis in 2004 (vs. Ljubicic) and Queen's in 2007 (vs. Mahut).

Ferrero won 4; at Dubai (vs. Hrbaty) and Barcelona (vs. Voinea) in 2001, Monte-Carlo in 2002 (vs. Mantilla) and Madrid in 2003 (vs. Ferreira).

Davydenko won 4; at at Adelaide in 2003 (vs. Ljubicic), Moscow in 2004 (vs. Youzhny and Rusedski), Miami in 2008 (vs. Gulbis) and Doha in 2010 (vs. Nadal).
So Roddick was 1 point away from not even being considered a one slam wonder.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
old post that needs some update:
2007
- Ljubicic saved 2 MP's in SF (against Soderling) in Doha
- Youzhny saved 3 MP's in SF (against Djokovic) in Rotterdam
- Roddick saved 1 MP in F (against Mahut) in Queens Club
- Blake saved 3 MP's in 3R (against Calleri) in New Haven
- Robredo saved 2 MP's in 1R (against Mayer) in Metz
- Djokovic saved 2 MP's in QF (against Chela) in Vienna
- Karlovic saved 1 MP in QF (against Clement) in Stockholm

2006
- Ljubicic saved 1 MP in SF (against Vliegen) in Chennai
- Bracciali saved 1 MP in QF (against Horna) in Casablanca
- Nadal saved 2 MP's in F (against Federer) in Rome
- Federer saved 4 MP's in QF (against O.Rochus) in Halle
- Ferrer saved 1 MP in F (against Acasuso) in Stuttgart
- Federer saved 3 MP's in RR (against Roddick) in Shanghai-TMC

2005
- Safin saved 1 MP in SF (against Federer) in AUSTRALIAN OPEN
- Federer saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Ferrero) in Dubai
- Gaudio saved 1 MP in 1R (against Hernych) in Estoril
- Ginperi saved 3 MP's in QF (against Roddick) in Indianapolis
- Serra saved 3 MP's in 1R (against Crivoi) in Bucharest
- Moodie saved 4 MP's in SF (against Nieminen) & 2 MP's in F (against Ancic) in Tokyo

2004
- Moya saved 1 MP in 2R (against Goldstein) in Chennai
- Dupuis saved 2 MP's in QF (against Youzhny) in Milan
- Gaudio saved 2 MP's in F (against Coria) in ROLAND GARROS
- Roddick saved 3 MP's in SF (against Ljubicic) in Indianapolis
- Davydenko saved 1 MP in SF (against Youzhny) & 3 MP's in F (against Rusedski) in Moscow

2003
- Davydenko saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Ljubicic) in Adelaide
- H.T.Lee saved 1 MP in F (against Ferrero) in Sydney
- Agassi saved 1 MP in QF (against Voltchkov) in San Jose
- Hewitt saved 3 MP's in 1R (against El Aynaoui) in Indian Wells
- Roddick saved 1 MP in SF (against Agassi) in Queens Club
- Henman saved 1 MP in SF (against Roddick) in Washington
- Ferreira saved 3 MP in F (against Hewitt) in Los Angeles
- Roddick saved 2 MP's in F (against Fish) in Cincinnati
- Roddick saved 1 MP in SF (against Nalbandian) in US OPEN
- D.Sanchez saved 4 MP's in SF (against Acasuso) in Bucharest
- Massu saved 3 MP's in F (against Mathieu) in Palermo
- Ferrero saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Ferreria) in Madrid
- Federer saved 2 MP's in RR (against Agassi) in Houston-TMC

2002
- Enqvist saved 2 MP's in SF (against Kafelnikov) in Marseille
- Escude saved 3 MP's in SF (against Grosjean) in Rotterdam
- Hewitt saved 4 MP's in 2R (against Srichaphan) & 2 MP's in F (against Agassi) in San Jose
- Massu saved 2 MP's in F (against Calleri) in Buenos Aires
- El Aynaoui saved 3 MP's in QF (against Mathieu) in Casablanca
- Nalbandian saved 3 MP's in 2R (against Ferrero) in Estoril
- Ferrero saved 1 MP in 2R (against Mantilla) in Monte Carlo
- N.Lapentti saved 4 MP's in 2R (against Labadze) in St. Polten
- Kuerten saved 1 MP in F (against Coria) in Salvador
- Carlsen saved 1 MP in 3R (against Chela) in Tokyo
- Mathieu saved 1 MP in SF (against Pless) in Lyon

2001
- Ferrero saved 3 MP's in SF (against Hrbaty) in Dubai
- Gambill saved 3 MP's in QF (against Woodruff) & 3 MP's in SF (against Arthurs) in Delray Beach
- Ferrero saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Voinea) in Barcelona
- Kuerten saved 1 MP in 4R (against Russell) in ROLAND GARROS
- Godwin saved 1 MP in SF (against Carlsen) in Newport
- Rafter saved 1 MP in SF (against Safin) in Indianapolis
- Mantilla saved 9 MP's in SF (against Portas) in Palermo
- Haas saved 2 MP's in SF (against Enqvist) in Vienna
- Ljubicic saved 1 MP in SF (against Safin) in Lyon

2000
- Chela saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Kuerten) in Mexico City
- Safin saved 3 MP's in QF (against Sampras) in Toronto
- M.Norman saved 2 MP's in F (against Enqvist) in Long Island
- Balcells saved 1 MP in F (against Hantschk) in Bucharest
- Schalken saved 2 MP's in SF (against Arazi) in Tokyo
- Henman saved 2 MP's in SF (against Federer) in Vienna
- T.Johansson saved 5 MP's in QF (against Bjorkman) in Stockholm

1999
- Rios saved 1 MP in F (against Zabaleta) in Hamburg
- Vicente saved 3 MP's in F (against Arazi) in Merano
- Rafter saved 1 MP in F (against Pavel) in s'Hertogenbosch
- A.Martin saved 10 MP's in 1R (against Voinea) in Bucharest
- M.Norman saved 4 MP's in F (against Rios) in Shanghai
- Rusedski saved 1 MP in F (against Kiefer) in Vienna
- N.Lapentti saved 1 MP in 2R (against Siemerink) & 1 MP in SF (against Gustafsson) in Lyon

1998
- Hewitt saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Woodforde) in Adelaide
- Kucera saved 2 MP's in SF (against Tebbutt) in Sydney
- Rusedski saved 5 MP's in 2R (against Raoux) in Antwerp
- Siemerink saved 1 MP in 1R (against Ivanisevic) in Rotterdam
- A.Costa saved 1 MP in 1R (against Medvedev) in Hamburg
- Rafter saved 1 MP in 2R (against Medvedev) in s'Hertogenbosch
- Corretja saved 1 MP in F (against Haas) in Lyon
- Corretja saved 3 MP's in SF (against Sampras) in Hanover-TMC

1997
- Tillstrom saved 2 MP's in F (against Radulescu) in Madras
- Kafelnikov saved 3 MP's in F (against Korda) in Halle
- M.Norman saved 1 MP in 2R (against Voinea) in Bastad
- Chang saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Herrera) in Washington
- Woodruff saved 1 MP in 2R (against Siemerink) in Montreal
- Mantilla saved 3 MP's in 1R (against Fromberg) in San Marino
- Henman saved 1 MP in 1R (against Cahmpion) in Tashkent
- Gustafsson saved 2 MP's in SF (against T.Johansson) in Singapur
- Ivanisevic saved 4 MP's in SF (against Krajicek) in Vienna
- Kucera saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Carlsen) in Ostrava

1996
- Dosedel saved 1 MP in SF (against Becker) in Munich
- Meligeni saved 5 MP's in 2R (against Woodbridge) & 1 MP in QF (against Rafter) in Pinehurst
- A.Costa saved 2 MP's in 1R (against Dosedel) in Gstaad
- Sampras saved 1 MP in QF (against Corretja) in US OPEN
- Philippoussis saved 1 MP in QF (against Arazi) in Toulouse

1995
- P.McEnroe saved 1 MP in 1R (against Braasch) in Sydney
- Kafelnikov saved 1 MP in F (against Becker) in Milan
- Sinner saved 2 MP's in F (against Olhovskiy) in Copenhagen
- Muster saved 1 MP in QF (against J.Sanchez) in Estoril
- Muster saved 1 MP in 1R (against Burillo) in Barcelona
- Muster saved 2 MP's in F (against Becker) in Monte Carlo
- Sampras saved 3 MP's in SF (against Goellner) in Queens Club
- Rosset saved 7 MP's in F (against Stich) in Halle
- Muster saved 3 MP's in 1R (against Dewulf) in St. Polten
- Muster saved 4 MP's in SF (against Bruguera) in Stuttgart
- Rios saved 1 MP in QF (against Karbacher) in Amsterdam
- Agassi saved 2 MP's in F (against Krajicek) in New Haven
- Muster saved 3 MP's in F (against C.Costa) in Umag

* Muster won 6 of 12 tournaments in 1995 after saving at least one MP!!! He won also Rome 1990 after saving 3 MP's in the semifinal.

1994
- Ferreira saved 1 MP in 1R (against Zoecke) in Oahu
- Agassi saved 2 MP's in 3R (against Wheaton) & 2 MP's in QF (against Bruguera) in Toronto
- Becker saved 2 MP's in QF (against Braasch) in Los Angeles
- Berasategui saved 1 MP in F (against Corretja) in Palermo

1993
- Courier saved 1 MP in 2R (against Steven) & 1 MP in QF (against Stark) in Memphis
- Stich saved 2 MP's in 2R (against Rosset) in Stuttgart-Indoor
- Bruguera saved 3 MP's in SF (against Muster) in Monte Carlo
- Stich saved 4 MP's in SF (against Morgan) in Queens Club
- Leconte saved 2 MP's in QF (against Reneberg) in Halle
- Pescosolido saved 2 MP's in SF (against Muster) in Tel Aviv
- Ivanisevic saved 1 MP in 2R (against Svensson) in Paris
- Korda saved 5 MP's in SF (against Sampras) in Munich-CGSC

muster 1995 on clay was a mental monster! ;)
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
Venus beating Capriati in the 2001 Miami final after saving 8 match points was quite something. It definitely wasn't a high quality match, with Venus hitting a huge number of UEs and Capriati serving a large number of double faults, but it was certainly dramatic.

Capriati had some tough defeats in Miami finals from 2001-2003:

2001 - lost 6-4 1-6 6-7(4) in 2 hours and 24 minutes, after holding 8 match points.
2002 - lost 5-7 6-7(4) in a match that lasted more than 2 hours. She broke Serena 3 times in the 1st set, and served twice for the 2nd set and had 7 set points. In 10 consecutive matches between them from RG 2001 to Wimbledon 2003, this was the only one that didn't go a 3rd set.
2003 - lost 6-4 4-6 1-6 to Serena in the final. This was the 3rd of 4 consecutive matches between them in which she won the opening set but went on to lose.
 
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NAS

Semi-Pro
Muster was the man. NextGen players would do well to study his approach to the game.
No they shouldn't, as good as Muster was on clay he never went into second RG final, only one final.
Somehow he always lost in semi. You know how much Muster underachieved when you see Tod Martin making two slam final and Muster only one
Zverev already made one final( which he choked), and Med two, Thiem 4
 

Rafa4LifeEver

Hall of Fame
So , is it only Djokovic who has won Slams after saving match points or there are other players aswell ??
Djokovic is surely the player to have come out on top of the highest number of tight & 5 set matches and situations against fellow slam winners

2010 uso vs rog
2011 uso vs rog
2012 ao vs mur
2012 ao vs nad
2013 ao vs waw
2014 wim vs fed
2015 ao vs waw
2015 fo vs stan
2015 uso vs rog
2018 wim vs nad
2019 wim vs rog
2020 ao vs dom
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is surely the player to have come out on top of the highest number of tight & 5 set matches and situations against fellow slam winners

2010 uso vs rog
2011 uso vs rog
2012 ao vs mur
2012 ao vs nad
2013 ao vs waw
2014 wim vs fed
2015 ao vs waw
2015 fo vs stan
2015 uso vs rog
2018 wim vs nad
2019 wim vs rog
2020 ao vs dom
But few of the above are 4 set matches .
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is surely the player to have come out on top of the highest number of tight & 5 set matches and situations against fellow slam winners

2010 uso vs rog
etc.
So these are 12 five-set matches that he won against slam champions. Such matches that he lost, I can name 3 off the top:
'12 USO Murray
'13 RG Nadal
'19 RG Thiem

There must be a few others!
 

Musterrific

Professional
No they shouldn't, as good as Muster was on clay he never went into second RG final, only one final.
Somehow he always lost in semi. You know how much Muster underachieved when you see Tod Martin making two slam final and Muster only one
Zverev already made one final( which he choked), and Med two, Thiem 4
I meant his attitude and his spirit.
 

skaj

Legend
Serena won at least 5(3 of which were slams) and against some big names - Clijsters, Sharapova, Henin, Venus, Dementieva.
 

titoelcolombiano

Hall of Fame
Such a lame argument for GOAThood. That being said, I expected nothing less from you so I can’t truthfully tell you I’m surprised.
So instead of providing an argument against what I said (which is true - Fed shouldn't be on both lists)... you just throw out stuff like ''lame'' and ''I expect nothing less from you''.

Very mature points you put forward there. I can see your side of the debate so clearly. Where's the clap emoji when I need it?
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
So instead of providing an argument against what I said (which is true - Fed shouldn't be on both lists)... you just throw out stuff like ''lame'' and ''I expect nothing less from you''.

Very mature points you put forward there. I can see your side of the debate so clearly. Where's the clap emoji when I need it?
That’s because I see this same stuff from you in nearly every one of your posts. Every time you make one of your visits to the forum, you’re always delivering some subtle insult or even a backhanded compliment (“Big 2” or “Fed has no shame in being 3rd best”) to Federer. Naturally, of course, your consistent baiting gets tiring after awhile and it eventually approaches the point where it’s difficult to whip up serious responses to you. I’m not actually interested in debating you, truth be told.
 

beard

Hall of Fame
We all know that in tennis only slams exist... Right? So, Novak with 2 is the goat...
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Federer: 4 titles (2005 Dubai, 2006 Halle, 2014 Shanghai and 2017 Miami).
Djokovic: 7 titles (Vienna 2007, Basel 2009, 2011 Us Open, 2012 Shanghai, 2017 Doha, 2019 Wimbledon, 2020 Dubai)
Nadal: 7 titles (2006 Rome, 2009 Indian wells, 2010 Tokyo, 2014 Rio Open, 2017 Beijing, 2021 Barcelona, 2021 Rome).

Does anyone know who has won the most?
Federer technically has two more tournaments he won after saving MPs, 2003 Houston Masters Cup (RR vs Agassi) and 2006 Shanghai Masters Cup (RR vs Roddick)

But losing either of those two matches wouldn't have knocked him out of the tournament (assuming all else stayed the same)
 

titoelcolombiano

Hall of Fame
That’s because I see this same stuff from you in nearly every one of your posts. Every time you make one of your visits to the forum, you’re always delivering some subtle insult or even a backhanded compliment (“Big 2” or “Fed has no shame in being 3rd best”) to Federer. Naturally, of course, your consistent baiting gets tiring after awhile and it eventually approaches the point where it’s difficult to whip up serious responses to you. I’m not actually interested in debating you, truth be told.
Subtle insults? Is any of that stuff untrue?
- check the stats for the last ten years and tell me if there is a big 2 or a big 3
- Check in with me in a couple of years and tell me that Fed doesn't finish 3rd of all time

If you don't agree, that's fine, but how about providing some discussion around it then...
 
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