Pate def. Nijssen 6-4 2-6 1-6 7-6(7) 15-13
I know Pate saved 4 match points in the 5th set. Do you know how many MP's did he save in the 4th? Thanks for this info, I knew earlier only three matches where a player saved MP in the 3rd and 5th set.
I cannot remember that but Pate was serving second in the 5th set so was serving first in the 4th set. I think Nijssen was serving for the match in at 5-4 or 6-5 in the 4th set and was 40-15 up and lost serve but I cannot say how many matchpoints he lost in all, I think there was one in the tiebreak also.
Other matches I can recall, Ricardo Acuna was matchpoint/s down in 1st qualifying at Wimbledon in '85 and went on to reach the quarters. I cannot remember if it was just 1 or more than 1; Sandon Stolle lost a match against Kelly Jones in the '89 Canadian Open after having something like 13 matchpoints! It may have been only 11 but it was certainly double figures. Boris Becker won the US Open that year after saving 2 matchpoints(I think) against Derrick Rostagno in the second round(I think Rostagno lead 6-4 in the 4th set tiebreak), on one of the matchpoints Rostagno was in at the net ready to put away a volley for the match but Becker's shot hit the netcord and flew over the Californian's racket! Lucky Boris!