View Full Version : What is the biggest comeback you've made in a match?

Feb 26th, 2005, 01:40 AM
I just wanted to know what was the biggest comeback you've ever made. I can't really remember any times when I have made an "amazing" comeback, so I'll just tell you about today. :)

So today I went to the courts and my friend and I decided to play a set first to 6. Well I played shitty as usual, and the sun was absolutely horribly bright, so my serve was sucky. So he got out to the quick lead at 3-1, and he continued to dominate. So he was up 5-2. I was serving to him, and I was down 0-30. So I just really tried to concentrate on what I do best, trying to make people tired. I fought off a match point in that game. And so at 3-5, I started to just slice and get the ball in and make him tired, because I knew he would eventually hit it into the net. So I got the match to 4-5, saving 3 more match points. So I was serving, and had 2 points to take the match to 5-5. But I choked and on match point, he got up to net and I missed an easy lob :o

I hate playing him. Have you ever gotten mad because you have the game to beat somebody but you can never pull off the win? That is how I feel with the dude :mad:

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 26th, 2005, 01:41 AM
Yep, I did it once when I was down a set and 0-4. I lost in third set tiebreaker, however! :p

Feb 26th, 2005, 01:43 AM
Well we played for fun, and we played a 5 set match :eek:

I came back from 2-6 4-6 2-5 to win 2-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(1) 6-2. That was 2 years before my game took a nose dive and I lost all power on my serve. I actually could hit a good forehand and backhand back then :sad:

Feb 26th, 2005, 01:55 AM
Yep, I did it once when I was down a set and 0-4. I lost in third set tiebreaker, however! :p

Then you didn't come back after all. :o

Feb 26th, 2005, 01:56 AM
I was loosing 0-6 1-4, I went to the bathroom for 10 minutes (it was far) I came back and I lost 0-6 1-6. That's my biggest comeback :).

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:03 AM
I've comebac from 3-9 in a ten point tiebreak in a league match.

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:06 AM
^ that's hilarious. (@mercredi)

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:24 AM
I came back from a set and 3-0 down, to win 6-7, 7-5, 6-3...saving 2 MP :)

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:26 AM
6-2 5-2 40-15, I managed to win 26 75 61 :D :D

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:27 AM
once i played a best of 3 tiebreak and i was trailing 3-7, 3-6. i started to keep the balls in play more. my opponent just went crazy. i saved 4 match points to win the 2nd tiebreak 9-7. my opponent crashed as he lost 7-0 in the last tiebreak. :) i was pretty satisfied with my matchpt saving that day!

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:31 AM
We won the first set 6-2 and was up 4-0 in the second. They ran off 11 straight games and we found ourselves down 6-2, 4-6, 0-5. We crawed back and won it all in a tie-breaker. Felt gooooooooood

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:32 AM
A few months ago I won a match 4-6 6-4 7-6(9-7)

I was down 6-2 in the tiebreaker.

Feb 26th, 2005, 02:35 AM
6-7 (4) 1-4 (and eventually 3-5)
to win 6-7 (4) 7-5 6-3, saving 3 match points in a tournament final.

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:22 AM
Had wins from:

2-6, *0-3 (2-6, 6-3, 7-6)
2-6, 6-4, 6-6(*1-4) - came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:33 AM
0-6, 2-4
won 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
never faced a matchpoint though

doubls 0-6, 0-3,
my partner and I were pissed at each other and stopped talking at that point
we still lost but it was 6-0, 6-7, 7-5,

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:40 AM
In singles, I came back from 4-6, 2-5 at 15-40 to win 4-6,7-6 (7), 6-2. Saved 5 match points, I believe. In doubles my wife and I came back from 4-6, 1-5, 30-40 to win 4-6, 7-5, 9-7 and saving too many matchpoints.

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:41 AM
In a doubles match that was an 8game pro set, we came back from 6/1 & 7/2 down. We never faced a mp though.

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:58 AM
I lost against my husband yesterday, i was so furious, i literally stormed off the courts leaving other players on the next court wondering whether I was insane. I didn't break a racket, i was tempted to but $200 don't grow on trees.

Feb 26th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Down 1-6 1-5, I was playing sooooo bad, the wind was blowing hard, on his 2 match points I was just like "bah, ill just blast this ball out".

I saved the 2 match points with 1 return ace and one drop shot, took the second set 7-6 and the last set 7-5.

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:06 AM
I was 6-4 2-6 0-4 and I won it 7-5

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:08 AM
down 7-0 in an 8 game pro

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:53 AM
In doubles 7-5, 0-6, 1-4. After losing 10 of 11 games we came back to win the last set 6-4 and the match 7-5, 0-6, 6-4.

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:59 AM

3-6 2-6 15-40* to 3-6 7-5 6-0 (saving 2 match points) :D
6-4 0-6 2-5 to 6-4 0-6 7-6(4) (saving 1 match point) :D

biggest choke in my career:o

in doubles leading 6-2 4-1 and loosing 6-2 6-7(5) 6-7 (2)

Feb 26th, 2005, 09:13 AM
Was playing a friend about 1995 who I had previously lost about 8 times to. Well in match 9 I was trailing 1-6, 1-3, and for whatever reason my friend began sleepwalking and kept hitting his shots long.

I ended up winning the set 6-4, but more importantly, skunked him 6-1 in the third set; thus, ending my eight-match losing streak.

Gosh, I can still remember that day, I felt good to have finally gotten in his head.

Feb 26th, 2005, 09:22 AM
Two years ago I was down 6-4 3-6 0-5 and later I saved a couple of match points and won 7-5 in the third. I was very happy that day!

Feb 26th, 2005, 09:45 AM
i was 7-5 0-6 1-5 and won it 7-5 0-6 7-6 :)

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Match 1: (2002) I was down 1-6 1-5 and 30-00 on his serve. I couldn't handle his lefty serve early on and his serve-volleying was doing my head in. However, in the second set while down, I managed to break for the FIRST time in the match and then blurred through a succession of games to win the second set 7-5 and the third set in a Match Tiebreak. My opponent was devastated because I was the first and only person he had lost to all season. Even though I went the whole season undefeated in singles and lost only 5 doubles matches (out of 14), he was voted MVP in the division because he had won more doubles matches than me. He deserved it though. At this point in time, my doubles game was a work-in-progress.

Match 2: (September 2004) I lost this one but saved 13 match points. I was so proud of the way I handled the big points. Instead of getting nervous and playing "safe" tennis, I went for my shots. I wanted to win or lose this match without having any regrets or doubts about what I could've or couldn't have done. I was down 3-6 2-5 and saved 2 match points enroute to levelling the second set at 5-5. My opponent was on the verge of going psycho. In this particular eleventh game, it went to deuce and I was down match points 9 times! I saved every single one of them before going on to take the set 7-5. My opponent threw his racquet away in disgust. The third set was a Match Tiebreak. Once again, I saw myself down two match points. Unfortunately, I was unable to save a 14th and lost. It also happened to be the crucial match of the Division Final. Yes, I had let the team down.

Match 3: (November 2004) The match was tied 1 set all at 5-7 6-1. My opponent took a looong toilet break that went for about 10 minutes. When he came back, I totally lost my rhythm and was down 0-5. At this point, I remembered the Serena Williams fightback against Kim Clijsters and rallied until my opponent made the mistakes. I took all my opportunities and eventually found myself squared at 5-5. Phew! We eventually had to play a tiebreak to decide the match and it was thankfully a quick one. I won the tiebreaker 7-2. It was an awesome win and I felt really good about it.

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:11 PM
One of the first competitive matches I played in my league. I was sooo nervous, and very quickly went down 5-0. I then won the next 13 games and won 7-5 6-0! :)

Also once in a tournament I was down 7-6 1-6 1-5 and managed to win 7-5 final set. I was happy because after winning the first set I was getting hammered :lol:

Worst choke: After leading 6-1 4-0 I lost 1-6 7-5 6-0. :sad: :fiery:

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:15 PM
I was down 4-6 4-6 4-4, i pulled it out 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-1 :D

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:16 PM
My biggest choke was when I was up 7-5 3-0 and injured my wrist so I had to start playing with my left hand. I lost 7-5 4-6 6-7(12).

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:16 PM
I once came back from 2-5 down in the third, saving 6 MP's. But it was ages ago so I can hardly remember it. :o
Another good one was a 5-7 7-6 6-3 victory where I came back from 1-4 down in the tie-break and 0-3 and BP down in the third. At least that was the match where I fought the hardest, I think.

I could have had an amazing comeback last year when I was down 2-6 1-5 and came back because my opponent choked, but later I choked myself and lost the tie-break 5-7. :rolleyes: :retard:

I have had more chokes than comebacks though. :lol: :sad:

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:18 PM
i was 0-4 down in the third set, i took the other raquet and the poor guy didn't win a single point from that momment :lol:

Feb 26th, 2005, 05:04 PM
I was 6-3 0-5* 0-40, and i won 6-3 7-5

Feb 26th, 2005, 05:35 PM
i was down 5:7 2:5
and my opponent serve for the match, i broke him easy, won my own serve
and so he served for the second time for the match at
5:7 4:5
my opponent had 3 matchpoints - not in a row, just always advantage,
but i broke him again and so it was 5:7 5:5
and then i won my serve and broke him again so it was 5:7 7:5
in the third set i was again down 2:5
and he served for the match, i broke him again, won my serve and so at 4:5 he served the 4th time for the match, and had again 1 matchpoint
but he wasted his chance and so i broke him and it was 5:7 7:5 5:5
then i won my serve and was up 5:7 7:5 6:5 and then at his serve i wasted double-matchpoint and so he won his serve and the match went to 3rd set tie-break
i was really nervous because i never won a tiebreak in a singles match before at this time. and i was still angry about the 2 matchpoint i wasted (i wasted just 1, because on the other he played great)
and so i said to myself - keep cool, he wasted twice a 5:2 lead, you are in the better mental situation, he will be more nervous then i.
i really can remember my thoughts and i just played the balls in and hoped he will make the unforced error, and so he did, and so i won the tiebrak and this crazy match 5:7 7:5 7:6(4)
but i really played bad, and should never have won this match, but always when he served for the match he started to play bad, and so it was more based on his bad tennis then on my good tennis.
so it is no real comeback - better said he choked

and the best is my team won the Tie with 5:4 - so my win was really important.

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I never comeback to wins :rolleyes: I can comeback to 1-5 and lose 4-6 :rolleyes:

But I only choke one time: I was leading 5-1 and I lose the set 5-7 (winning 3 more points :lol: :tape: )

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:54 PM

3-6 2-6 15-40* to 3-6 7-5 6-0 (saving 2 match points) :D

how can this go? at 3:6 2:6 the match is already over!

i know this is a typo, and you meant 3:6 2:5 ;)

Feb 26th, 2005, 08:00 PM
I could tell you about my biggest choke instead! :o

Comebacks, well, wait.........
I dunno exactly, I have regrouped myself often, but I loved when I as down a set (7_5) and 6-0 in the TB and managed to win it in 3 (7-6 (9) 6-4). Also in my best match ever, I came back from a 1-4 and 6-6 (4-6) to a 7-6 (8-6) and 6-3 victory. :D

Feb 26th, 2005, 08:18 PM
I was playing my friend in summer 2003.It was about 25C,so pretty hot and humid.

We have played bout 100 times since 1999 and he leads the head to head about 70-30

Well we were playing and i was 6-0 5-2 down.I played awful in set 1 and set 2 slightlt better.I kept thinking to myself just one more game.I started to play solid tennis cutting down to UF errors to almost none.I ran everything down and just kept the rallies going which is the total oposite to my game of going for winners.Well i came back to 5-5.Then it went with serve to the breaker.In the breaker i played well hit a few winners and ran down everything to win the set 7-6(7-4 i think in the breaker)

In the final set i was down 5-2 and so tired i have never been that tired in a tennis match.I just thought one more game yet again and it worked.i got to serve for the match at 6-5 running for every shot and getting everything back.When i played this game i had to go back to the fence to catch my breath after evry point it was horrible.I had match point at 40-30 but it went to deuce.the game went on for about 5 mins finally i served and my opponent hit his return long it was the best victory for me ever.I could not have been any more tired at the end.Since then i have never beaten him although we've only played bout 3 times since then.

Feb 26th, 2005, 09:52 PM
yeaah...many comebacks...my last was in the leauge match...my game was so a shit...

in the first set, i lost my first servicegame...the set 4:6
in the second i tried to play with more winners...but every forehand left the court...so i played more with my backhand, in the forehand-side, too...i was down 0:3, 2:5,
but then i played a little bit better with my backhand, so i won the second set 7:5.
In the third i was down 2:5, too...i won the match in the tiebreak with 7:2.

this match was over in 3:25 hours...

Feb 27th, 2005, 01:15 AM
i dun play too many matches so i have few memories :crying2:

The one i can remember is i m 0-4* and go back to 4-4*

Feb 27th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Well i actually won a match 4-6 7-6(0) 7-6(1)....I saved 7 match points, 5 in the second and 2 in the third, and then went to the tie breaks and played incredible tennis.....I was so happy, i lasted like 3 hours 15!

Feb 27th, 2005, 03:20 AM
down 3-6, 2-4 and came back to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)