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Does anyone have any good examples where Player A crushed Player B in late-round slam match, but then Player B turned it around and managed to beat Player A in their next late-round slam match?

I thought of the question after @bhdtl routed me in the semifinals of the ACC Boodles over the summer 6-1 6-1 6-1, but now I am about to close him out in the semifinals of the ACC main event in a few minutes. It would be fun to see some similar instances from real world tennis of this remarkable turnaround!
 

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And I’ve closed it out! Maybe there are no parallels of this incredible achievement in real tennis?
 

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It was 2 matches apart but federer AO 2009 del potro then USO. There was the close RG match in between but he got better gradually
 

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Federer’s last 2 matches against Dull
Another one could be Fed losing to Djokovic in straights at Roland Garros in 2012, while clinching a win over him the Slam after in four sets on grass
 

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Another one could be Fed losing to Djokovic in straights at Roland Garros in 2012, while clinching a win over him the Slam after in four sets on grass
Kinda but Federer was up a break several times in that match and blew them all
 

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What a sad thread. This kind of shameless self-promotion should be outlawed. in fact, it is in a lot of countries.
 

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It was 2 matches apart but federer AO 2009 del potro then USO. There was the close RG match in between but he got better gradually
That would be a good one if there wasn’t a match in between
 

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Another one could be Fed losing to Djokovic in straights at Roland Garros in 2012, while clinching a win over him the Slam after in four sets on grass
I’m talking about the first matches being real beatdowns. Like triple breadsticks
 

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What a sad thread. This kind of shameless self-promotion should be outlawed. in fact, it is in a lot of countries.
Maybe the French want to live like that, but not Americans

 

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I’m talking about the first matches being real beatdowns. Like triple breadsticks
Such extreme beatdowns are relatively rare in the late rounds of slams in the first place, so this will not have occurred frequently in combination with an inverse win. But a good case, where this even happened twice in a row (not with triple breadsticks, but with clear beatdowns) is the Connors-Borg rivalry:
Wimbledon 1978: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-2 6-3
US Open 1978: Connors def. Borg 6-4 6-2 6-2
Wimbledon 1979: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-3 6-2
 

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Such extreme beatdowns are relatively rare in the late rounds of slams in the first place, so this will not have occurred frequently in combination with an inverse win. But a good case, where this even happened twice in a row (not with triple breadsticks, but with clear beatdowns) is the Connors-Borg rivalry:
Wimbledon 1978: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-2 6-3
US Open 1978: Connors def. Borg 6-4 6-2 6-2
Wimbledon 1979: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-3 6-2
That’s a pretty good one!
 

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Wimbledon 1978: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-2 6-3
US Open 1978: Connors def. Borg 6-4 6-2 6-2
Wimbledon 1979: Borg def. Connors 6-2 6-3 6-2
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Excellent example.

Even if not 2 slam finals, there is also an interesting case, because Becker ends his best season, the only one with 2 slam titles (Wimbledon and US Open) and Wilander has already passed his peak for 1 year.

15-01-1990Australian OpenHardQF
Mats Wilander (8)
Rank 15
Elo 2161 (+23)
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Boris Becker (2)
Rank 2
Elo 2410 (-22)
6-4 6-4 6-2
15-12-1989Davis Cup WGCarpetF
Boris Becker
Rank 2
Elo 2413 (+4)
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Mats Wilander
Rank 12
Elo 2152 (-4)
6-2 6-0 6-2
 

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DV again trying to make his ACC success seem like an insider joke...

No dude, we genuinely think you're a bad poster.

Nobody is "in on it".
 

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DV again trying to make his ACC success seem like an insider joke...

No dude, we genuinely think you're a bad poster.

Nobody is "in on it".
Hi weasel - please stay on topic or refrain from posting kthnxbye
 

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Does anyone have any good examples where Player A crushed Player B in late-round slam match, but then Player B turned it around and managed to beat Player A in their next late-round slam match?

I thought of the question after @bhdtl routed me in the semifinals of the ACC Boodles over the summer 6-1 6-1 6-1, but now I am about to close him out in the semifinals of the ACC main event in a few minutes. It would be fun to see some similar instances from real world tennis of this remarkable turnaround!
What about paying the money you have promised first?
 

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