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Best winner after having saved match points.

syd
04-06-2005, 12:03 PM
Which player have saved many match points & win the match ?
i don't know how they do,me i know i wouldn't never be able, so much pressure at this moment !!! :devil:

Action Jackson
04-06-2005, 12:08 PM
Felix Mantilla has won matches twice after saving 9 match points.

The first time was against Berasategui at Hamburg in 1998.
He did in the semis of Palermo 2001 against Albert Portas.

Mantilla was also down 5 match points and the score was 7-5 5-1 against Ginepri and he won 12 games in a row.

Adman
04-06-2005, 12:10 PM
If I am playing and down a:

Set Point
Break Point
Match Point

I think to my self I need to win and I usually play a base-line ralley and wear the opponant down. Or play a good fore-hand.

Action Jackson
04-06-2005, 12:11 PM
Schuettler saved 10 mps in Kitzbhuel last year against Andreas Seppi and won the 2nd set 7-6 then the last one 6-0. The best bit was that Seppi beat him at the US Open after being down 2 sets to love.

Billabong
04-06-2005, 01:12 PM
You can also ask Guga, he'll tell you, after saving a match point in RG 2001 4th against Russell with a 26-shots rally;)! Imagine the pressure:eek::eek: Down 2 sets to love, being #1 in the world, ultra favorite and defending champion:eek:! I'm pretty sure Gaudio felt a lot of pressure in last year's RG too;)! There were some long rallies out there on match points!

rocketrajic
04-06-2005, 01:12 PM
In Australian Open 2002 3rd round, Ljubo leads 6-4 6-4 5-1 against Ferreira. Ljubo served and it was 40-15 (2 MPs).

Wayne Ferreira save these match points and he wins 4-6 4-6 7-6 6-3 7-5

I think that Ferreira could be considerer as one of bests.

Came back from 6-4 6-4 5-1 (40-15) to 6-4 6-4 6-7 3-6 5-7 is really WOW :eek:


P.S. That was the best chance for Ljubo to past 3rd round in GS :mad:

Billabong
04-06-2005, 01:14 PM
Schuettler saved 10 mps in Kitzbhuel last year against Andreas Seppi and won the 2nd set 7-6 then the last one 6-0. The best bit was that Seppi beat him at the US Open after being down 2 sets to love.

Whoa:eek:!!! There was also Myskina, in San Diego semis last year, who saved 10 match points against Zvonareva, being down 2-5 in the 3rd set and winning it in a tiebreak, 17-15:eek:!

Action Jackson
04-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Mantilla saving 9 mps twice is something that is so underrated it's not funny.

syd
04-06-2005, 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by Billabong
You can also ask Guga, he'll tell you, after saving a match point in RG 2001 4th against Russell with a 26-shots rally That one, i can't forget it , so beautiful what he did !!!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

jole
04-06-2005, 02:08 PM
Mantilla was also down 5 match points and the score was 7-5 5-1 against Ginepri and he won 12 games in a row.

I never cease getting a kick out of that one.

Action Jackson
04-06-2005, 02:17 PM
I never cease getting a kick out of that one.

Not as much as me.

makro120
04-06-2005, 03:07 PM
You can also ask Guga, he'll tell you, after saving a match point in RG 2001 4th against Russell with a 26-shots rally;)! Imagine the pressure:eek::eek: Down 2 sets to love, being #1 in the world, ultra favorite and defending champion:eek:! I'm pretty sure Gaudio felt a lot of pressure in last year's RG too;)! There were some long rallies out there on match points!

That I will never forget and one week later he won his 3rd RG. What if one of those balls which almost touched the line had gone some centimeters out, everything would be different...

The ending was beautiful when he declared his love to the crowd by making a hearth on the clay and lying there! The hearth was ugly but the gesture simply beats anything I have seen on a tennis court before! What a nice player we are talking about here, a true hero with so much hearth! Someone you just love see on the court. We have talked much about the bad boys of tennis, throwing raquets, screaming and behaving bad. What we need more of are people like Guga, with that great smile on his face and the nice behaviour on the court he simply outshined the bad boys.

To me he was a greater tpersonality thatn even Agassi, even if I like Agassi too. If Guga would be american, there would be no limits for his popularity.

makro120
04-06-2005, 03:09 PM
If Federer faces Guga in a RG final I will simply be on Guga's side. That is the least I can do to someone who in the first place made me interested in tennis.

Billabong
04-06-2005, 03:27 PM
If Federer faces Guga in a RG final I will simply be on Guga's side. That is the least I can do to someone who in the first place made me interested in tennis.

I would be with Guga all the way too;)! Even if Rogi is my 2nd favorite player, Guga is and will always be my #1:hug:!

sla
04-06-2005, 03:52 PM
Andrey Chesnokov saved 9 match points in a crazy 5-setter in Davis Cup semifinal against Michael Stich in 1995 with the fifth set ending at 14-12. Andy was named a national hero after that match.

Voo de Mar
10-18-2006, 09:03 PM
The best...
* Alberto Martin saved 10 match points against Adrian Voinea (Bucharest 1999, first round).
* Rainer Schuettler saved 10 match points against Andreas Seppi (Kitzbuhel 2004, second round).

A couple weeks later Seppi saved 2 matchpoints against Schutttler (US Open, 1st round)
:devil:

MarieS
10-18-2006, 09:06 PM
:haha: at safin winning every poll on MTF.

DarkMarc
10-18-2006, 09:30 PM
Gonzalez/Massu came back from 2-6 in the 4th set tiebreak at the athens olympics against Schuettler/Kiefer (:sad: ) and later won in 5, i think that's also quite honorable...

Voo de Mar
10-18-2006, 09:33 PM
Yes, Schuettler had two shocking defeats on t hard courts at the same time in 2004.