Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
Ancic won 20 of 22 matches when playing best of 3 sets IN 3 sets.
Lost only to Malisse in Adelaide and to Koubek in Mumbai.
Even 21 of 22 in a row because match against Malisse was before matches which you introduce.
What would you like to know DM, does it a specific record?
I don't know but for sure this is a great Mario's achievement from mental side. Many of these matches were very close, in tree occasions Mario lost 2nd set after wasting MP (Baghdatis, Serra, Ramirez-Hidalgo) and then he won a match - this is really difficult
But maybe this is characteristic for Croats
Ivanisevic also won many matches in career after wasting opportunities in the second set.
Ancic in the previous year won 2 of 2 in five-setters as well, so he won 22 of 24 matches when a match went to the deciding set.