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Successful comebacks?

Björn Borg tried a comeback (I think it was in the early 90:s), with a wooden racquet (!). I think he won 1 match or not even that in two tournaments before quitting tennis once and for all. But can someone come up with a player who has been away from ATP at least say 2 years, but come back and won a title (I know Seles did this in the WTA)?
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Mikael Pernfors between the Aus Open 90 and Miami 93 which began at March 8 he played a total of 25 matches due to injuries and won the Canadian Open during 1993.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Thomas Muster ???
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Muster wasn't away from the tour for 2 years, but that is the best comeback from a serious injury.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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2 years is too long.
What about Sampras before he finally won his last Slam? Or maybe Agassi after his slump?
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OK, if 2 years is too long, say 1 then.
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OK, if 2 years is too long, say 1 then.
My answer not good enough for you.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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My answer not good enough for you.
Oh yes it was. Happy that it turned out to be one of my alltime faves (Pernfors and Kent Carlsson tie as #1).
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Oh yes it was. Happy that it turned out to be one of my alltime faves (Pernfors and Kent Carlsson tie as #1).
If you want to read about Kent Carlsson on this board, go to the older posters thread, there is plenty of talk about him there.

A request to the "older" people , Could you describe me these players from the past?

Muster is another one who would be in contention for great comeback unlike Agassi his was from a serious injury.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Or maybe Agassi after his slump?

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