View Full Version : Your biggest comeback in a tennis match???

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Yesterday I won a tight match, but I was on the verge of defeat. It was such a topsy-turvy match.
I the first set my opponent led 3-0, then I won 6 games in a row to win that set. In the second set, it was me who led 5-2 before losing that set in the tie-breaker...
In the decider I was down 2-5 and 30-40 but managed to save a match point and that gave me such a confidence boost that I won 5 next games and the whole match! The craziest one in my amateur tennis career ;)

How did your best escape from defeat look like?

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:26 AM
I've actually never won a tennis match :shrug:

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:32 AM
My biggest was when I was down *1-3 0-40 in the first set, held that game and broke back at 3-4*, saved 2 BPs at 4-4, and 1 more at 5-5, then saved 4 SPs in the tiebreak at *4-6, 5-6*, *6-7, and 7-8* before winning it on my first SP for 10-8...then I ended up winning 7-6 6-2. Was a really fun match :lol:

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:38 AM
I was down 2-6 1-4 .... and then he twisted his ankle during one of the very few rallies in the match. Best moment of my life :hearts:

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:40 AM
This thread doesnt belong here so plz can it be moved where it belongs...

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:45 AM
I was 3-6 3-5 (0-40) down on my opponent's serve (he was serving for the match with 3 matchpoints) but I saved those (somehow!), broke back and took it to the tiebreak in which I won 7-5. I immediately got broken on my serve in the final set to go 0-1 down and was always playing catch-up. After that one break, we both held serve every time, so ultimately he was serving for the match at 5-4. However, I broke him and took it to a final set tiebreak... I won that 7-3.

Final score:

3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3)

The. Best. Feeling. Ever.

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 8th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I was down 2-6 1-4 .... and then he twisted his ankle during one of the very few rallies in the match. Best moment of my life :hearts:

:unsure: That is so mean lol. :tears:

Aug 8th, 2010, 10:57 AM
I was double break 1-4 down in final set, came back to win 7-5! It was against venus_rulez hahaahha

Aug 8th, 2010, 11:07 AM
I've had a lot :p TBH that's my specialty. But most have been in fun matches. The best in a tournament match was up 6-3 but down *5-2 then at *5-4 my opponent had set point but I won the game. Then he broke for *6-5 and had set point but I won that too. Then in the tiebreak I was down 5-1 and I won 7-5. He was crushed :angel:.

Another great one was 4-6, 6-1, 1-5 (0-30) for me, I won four points in a row there then saved a match point at 3-5 and won it 7-5. This was not an official match, but we had bet a large, large sum on who would win :hehehe::angel:.

Aug 8th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I was down 2-5 15-40*. I broke my friend 2 times and was 5-5. Next I won my service, my friend too. In tie-break my friend was 4-0. I won 6 points a row and I was 6-4 in tie-break. Final score in this set was 7-6(7) for me :) I was so excited!

Aug 8th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Yesterday I played a match against my friend. I was down 0-6 3-6 4-5. He served for the match and had 3 MPs. I saved them, won the set 7-6, the following set 6-1. In the 5th set he had another match point at 5-4 with me serving, before I won...

0-6 3-6 7-6 6-1 7-5. :)

Aug 8th, 2010, 12:30 PM
I was down 1-6, 1-4 (0-40) against a player who I had taught the basics of the game. This was my first time on a tennis court in 2 months while he had been training regularly. He sliced his backhand and his serve and forehand had improved tremendously - my game was falling apart. At that point, I decided to start rushing into net on every point, approaching his backhand with the occassional cold winner hit to the forehand to keep him honest.

I saved 7 matchpoints and won 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. After the match the guy goes, you didn't teach me everything about tennis. I asked what I'd left out and he goes strategy. :p

Aug 8th, 2010, 12:55 PM
In singles: from 3-6 2*-5 15-40 down to 3-6 7-5 6-0 saving two MP
In doubles: from 1-6 1*-4 down to 1-6 7-6(2) 6-2 saving three MP

I have never choked a match away in singles, but many times in doubles. :o

Aug 8th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Before in a practice set against a guy I hate he was *6-5 40-0 up, saved the 3 match points, saved a 4th at deuce, won that game, 6-6. He went 6-3 up in the tiebreak, I got it to 6-6, then he went 7-6, 8-7, 9-8, and 10-9 up and I saved them all. I won 12-10. I was so happy.

Just Do It
Aug 8th, 2010, 02:33 PM
0-4 and 3-5, saving one SP to win 7-5.

Break My Rapture
Aug 8th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Biggest one was probably last year. I was down 60 42 and came back to win 06 76(4) 60. :lol: I had beaten him the year before though and I was losing then as well so I knew I could still defeat him and that's what probably helped me a lot.

Aug 8th, 2010, 03:02 PM
This is a good one. :lol: So it was a USTA tournament on green clay, I won first round easily and won a huge match in round of 16, 6-4, 6-3. In the quarters, I was playing a kid from Florida... Good player, but I was playing my best tennis last year from March -> August (this tournament was in July :lol:) and I knew I was capable of winning. First set I went down 0-5 (I must've underestimated him :lol:) And I ended up coming back saving set points on 3-5 and 4-5 to win the set in a tiebreak. :lol: I ended up winning the match 7-6, 6-3 to make the semis. :bounce:

Aug 8th, 2010, 03:53 PM
1 year ago I won with my friend 7-5
He has got 5-0 *40-0
If I saved 3 MP he known thath he lost it :hearts:

Aug 9th, 2010, 09:54 AM
How can you guys remember all the details? Once I competed in a badminton tournament in my school and I couldn't keep my eyes off the scoreboard. I don't even remember the final scores of my matches. :lol:

Aug 9th, 2010, 11:22 AM
26 62 *35 15-40 and then 45* 40-0. I won 26 62 75, saving 5 match points :D

Aug 9th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Once I fought back from 5-0 in the third set saving 4 match points at 5-3! In third set tie break I was down 4-1! Final score was 6-2 4-6 7-6(6)!
My biggest choke is when I was up 4-0 and 40-30 in the third set! Didn't have any match point! Lost that time 7-5 1-6 7-6(4)!

Aug 9th, 2010, 02:30 PM
I was down 3-6, 2-5, 3 MP, saved those, got to a tiebreak, down 4 more match points, saved those. In the third set, I was down 4-5, down 2 MP and saved those and came back to win 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5

Aug 9th, 2010, 02:33 PM
in my local clubs tournament final i was down 4-6, 4-5, 15-40, saved the 2 mp's and won the 2nd set 7-5 to then go 0-4 down in the 3rd set. my opponent got tired and i ground out 6 straight games for a 2.30+ hour final win.

Aug 9th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I was down 3-6, 2-5, 3 MP, saved those, got to a tiebreak, down 4 more match points, saved those. In the third set, I was down 4-5, down 2 MP and saved those and came back to win 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5

This sounds epic. :worship:

Aug 9th, 2010, 02:47 PM
This sounds epic. :worship:

Yeah...on a normal day, I would have crushed this guy, but I was just so nervous playing my first match at first singles, that I was kind of distracted. He had literally....no weapons....apart from foot speed and he was taught to slice everything.

Aug 9th, 2010, 03:07 PM
My best comeback in a tournament was:
It was the first round of my tourny last year, I was down 5-3 in first, came back to 6-5 then lost 7-6, in the tiebreak I led 4-1 and then was down 6-4, I had no set points.
I won the second, and then went down 2 breaks in the third at 4-1 and then was down 5-3, rolled off the next 4 games for the win. My forehand and serve were non-existent, so my backhand saved me:hearts:

Against ITZ, I am sure I had better ones, but I can't remember.

Another fun one from a match was I won the first set in a tiebreak 7-6, lost the second 6-0, and took the third in a match tiebreak. I was exhausted in the second after that long first set, so I tanked.:lol:

Aug 9th, 2010, 03:25 PM
Me and my brother (tennisbuddy12) played a doubles match against a top 8 High school tennis team and were down 3-6,2-5 (or 3-5)...we somehow managed to get to 5-5 before going down 5-6 and then won the set 7-6(4). In hot conditions we went down 3-5 and came back to a tiebreak in which i served 2 aces in a row to tie it at 6-6 before we won 3-6,7-6(4),7-6(6).

I think we saved like 4 match points in that match..

Also I was down in the SF of a tournament 6-2,2-1 and i was serving 0-40 2nd serve..i was nervous and hot and i took a breather and won the second 6-3 and the 10-point tiebreaker i saved 4 mp and won 2-6,6-3,[15-13] against a very good rival..i played him the following week and was down 1-6,0-2,0-40 and down 4-2 in third and won 1-6,6-2,6-4 :lol:

Aug 9th, 2010, 04:03 PM
In recent memory I would say last month I came back after thinking I was done for in the second set.
I was trailing an opponent who I rarely win sets against (let alone matches) 4-6, 2-4 but managed to win the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The final set (bagel) was a pretty big confidence booster for me.

Aug 9th, 2010, 04:23 PM
From 5-7, 3-5 0-30 to 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-4..I also was 3-5 down in first and 0-3 down in tiebreak in second...I had also few similar maybe bigger comebacks but I already don´t remeber the score

Aug 10th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I think my biggest comeback took place about 3 years ago. 1 was down 2/6 1/5 and came back to win 2/6 7/6 6/1. Thats been by far my biggest comeback.

Aug 10th, 2010, 05:14 PM
In Doubles I was once down 4-6 *1-5 *40-A & 4-6 *3-5 *40-A and we went on to win 4-6 7-5 6-0. :p

Aug 10th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I've been down 6-1 0-5 10-40 won the 2nd 7-6(6) after saving 9sps
0-5 40-AD, won the set 7-5
Saved 12sps down 1-5 15-40 won the set 7-6(5) in 1hr 50min :rolls: but lost the match 6-7 6-1 10-8 :(

Aug 12th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I was down 4-6, 0-5 and he was serving for the match; but I broke the serve and come back on that set, then won the match. It was the most amazing match I have ever played and probably I will never ever play anything like that again :)

Aug 12th, 2010, 01:37 PM
It was an important match for my club. I was down 2-6 6-2 *0-4, came back to *5-4, lost serve and was down *5-6, won the tiebreak and the match 7-5.

Aug 14th, 2010, 04:05 PM
I have some good comebacks through the years (hey, I'm nearing 50!), including from a set and 5-0 down, saving multiple match points along the way, and then rallying again in a third set. I've lost my share of those matches, too, not always because I choked -- sometimes, the guy just starts playing lights-out tennis. My best comeback was in a high school match in my junior year against a guy who had beaten me in straight sets the first time we played. This time, I played him even and got to a third-set tie-break. This was the mid 1970s, and we played the nine-point, sudden-death tie-breaker. I went down 4-0, facing five straight match points. I saved them all and won the match!

Aug 14th, 2010, 06:39 PM
From 46 0-5 15-40* to 46 75 60 :p.

Aug 14th, 2010, 06:58 PM
from 5-7 2-5 and matchpoints for my opponent to 7-5
and in third set i was down 2-5 again and won in 3rd set tiebreak

Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:31 AM
In my 4.0 league final, I lost the first set 3-6 and it wasn't even close. I could only return 1 of his serve the entire set and barely held on to mine for three games. It wasn't even that I was playing badly. His serve has just on a whole different level. It has so much spin and more pace than any serves I've face before. I swear he was serving pro level because 95 percent of his second serves were right on the line.

I just hanged in there got some serves back, and won the second and third set 6-2 6-1

Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:30 AM
Down 6-2 5-2, won 2-6 7-5 6-2 :cheer:

In doubles, my team was down 4-0 in the third set, and we won it in a tie-break :worship:

Aug 23rd, 2010, 11:31 AM
I didn't win the match, but I was down 6-2 4-1 playing my usual hit and miss, ball-bashing game. I thought I would change it up and play some pathetic pushing tennis (not like me at all, and even more unusual as I move maybe a step quicker then Maria, on clay, when it's damp.) It worked and I won the second set by 6-4 and had multiple match points in the MTB where my pushing got me in trouble as I didn't have the balls to go for my shots on my MP's and ended up losing 12-10. :hysteric:

Aug 24th, 2010, 05:35 PM
I rarely choke and rarely come back :shrug:

My biggest comeback would be winning 06 75 76 in April. The boy is a bit stronger than me, and he had beaten me 3 times so I was delighted to win tis one. First set I got crushed but in the other two sets I just made sure I fed him no forehand and ran everything down. That was a good match :tears:

In practices though, I have come back from 1-5 several times. :shrug: When I don't really feel like playing, that's the score I usually wake up at. :p

Biggest choke - Losing a match from 3-0 40-0 first set, 4-2, *5-4, *6-5 second set => 36 67 :tears:

So Disrespectful
Aug 29th, 2010, 03:56 AM
Back when I used to play club tennis as a kid, we were playing a doubles match and found ourselves down 0-5*. As nothing was working and we wanted to keep the match going, we started moonballing, and I really mean moonballing. We hit so many lobs that they became increasingly frustrated and started missing most overheads. We eventually took it in a tie-break (played at 5 all).

Afterwards we encountered one of our opponents sitting on the ground crying. :rolls:

Aug 29th, 2010, 06:04 PM
1-6 *3-5 0-40 to 1-6 6-6 (3-6) to 1-6 7-6(6) 6-4 :D

Aug 30th, 2010, 05:14 AM
was down 1-6 3-0 0-40 and came back and won 1-6 6-4 6-1 :)

Aug 31st, 2010, 12:32 AM
it wasn't really a comeback but I was up a set (6-4) but down 5-o in the second set...I won 64 75 saving like 3 set points

Dec 3rd, 2010, 02:35 AM
I was down in the first set 1-4, got the score back to 4-4, then it started pouring and the match was postponed until the next day. We came back and I lost the opener 6-4. Then my opponent goes up a quick 4-0 lead in the second and then a 5-1. After this, I realized I had nothing to lose, so I let it rip and took the second set 7-6 in a tense tiebreak. I then took the third in a 10-point tiebreak. Great match!! I saved 6 match points.

Dec 7th, 2010, 05:46 PM
I was down in the first set 1-4, got the score back to 4-4, then it started pouring and the match was postponed until the next day. We came back and I lost the opener 6-4. Then my opponent goes up a quick 4-0 lead in the second and then a 5-1. After this, I realized I had nothing to lose, so I let it rip and took the second set 7-6 in a tense tiebreak. I then took the third in a 10-point tiebreak. Great match!! I saved 6 match points.

I was playing a guy who is fast and redirects every ball back a real grinder probably a strong 4.5 level guy but I knew I could hit threw him so I built a strong lead going on and taking the set 6-2 in 40 minutes ... The second set I started to get sloppy I made a triple double by barely sailing my serve long ( I was hitting quite flat with no spin) which is normally a very affective serve for me... I got pissed and let him into it and he ran away with the second 6-3... at this point I'm like " how did I let this pushover into this?" I realized I needed to take my time hit varied serves hit a few slices out wide to the ad side And got some short balls which I put away with easy still he managed to grind his way with help from my own sloppy footwork to 6-5 with 2 matchpoints' first matchpoint I whipped a cross- court return bomb followed by charging the net and hitting a swinging volley nicking the outside of the sideline on the ad side. Second point he hit a weK second serve which I easily dealt with a bdtl winner. I followed it up with a strong final set tie break and beat him 7-0:) he never beat me again:)

Jan 12th, 2011, 04:09 PM
My best come from behind win was in a league match against someone who usually beats me, came out on fire and won the first set 6-0, then the usual pattern came back and lost the 2nd 3-6, then got down 2-5 in the 3rd. My opponent had 6 match points in total at 5-3 and 5-4 up, and I took the match on my first match point, 7-5 in the 3rd.. he was a bit shocked and speechless afterward...RESULT!

Jan 14th, 2011, 09:35 PM
For me it was during an indoor tournament. I was down 0-6; 0-4 and my opponent hit a great passing shot to get to 0-40. I made my opponent a compliment about his amazing level of play - and meant it! - and then suddenly something happened. He made one error after the other, I won the game, got back to 4-4 and proceeded to win the set and the match.

You see, it doesn't hurt to show your opponent some respect every once and a while ... ;)

Jan 15th, 2011, 12:39 AM
ITF (Clay event - about 5 years ago):

2-6, 0-5* (0-40) to 2/6 7/5 6/0 - saving 3 match points with 3 backhand winners. I still remember it because 2 of the winners called out and the umpire checked and they were in. All on a SF match :lol:

Jan 15th, 2011, 06:13 AM
I was down 4-6 1-5 once. I saved, shockingly, only 1 match point in my stirring 4-6 7-5 6-4 victory

Jan 15th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Once I was playing someone and trying to be aggressive as usual but kept getting outrallied and I would always hit a shot into the net. I was losing 6-0 2-0 then I was like screw it and decided to just counterpunch (read: push) and hit slices, drop shots, moonballs, etc. which really threw my opponent off and I ended up winning 0-6 6-3 7-5 :lol: I guess changing up your tactics can really work after all. Though it felt weird to not play my usual game I guess sometimes you just have to adjust when nothing else is working.

Jan 19th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Umm.. well once i was down 4-6, 2-5 and eventually won 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. That was in a league match..

Jan 19th, 2011, 12:59 PM
State tournament. 1-6 3-5 double match point...... won 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

Jan 19th, 2011, 01:33 PM
3-6,0-3 down I eventually won 3-6,6-4,6-4 even though i was playing against a pusher on clay and my dad was writing evry winner and error i made.After the match i saw the so called statistics...Turns out i won even though i made 26 winners and 38 errors...

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:08 PM
In a competitive, tournament match? Was down 6-0 3-0. And won 0-6 6-4 6-3. :)

Jan 19th, 2011, 09:06 PM
In a college doubles match, my team was down 67 35 and we won 67 75 63. I know it's not really a huge comeback just looking at the score, but our opponents were winning all of their games to love and we were barely eking out games after like 5 deuces. I guess it was less of a big comeback and more of a "how the hell did we win this match?" :lol: It certainly felt like the biggest comeback I've ever made because we were being totally outplayed.

Jan 20th, 2011, 05:21 AM
In a league championship match my partner and I lost the first set badly (6-1) and roared back to win 6-1 6-2 in the second and the third.

In terms of coming back from a big deficit in a match? said partner and I came back from down a set and 5-2 numerous times. In the state tournament we were down 6-0 5-0 before winning 0-6 7-5 6-0. They never had a match point.

The one match we should have come back in? we were down 6-1 3-0 before winning the second 7-6 and taking a 3-0 lead in the third before losing in a tight 3rd set breaker.(this match was against the eventual state doubles champions) :sad:

Apr 23rd, 2011, 11:29 PM
0-6 2-5. Saved 12 match points. He broke the net at the end. :lol:

Aug 5th, 2012, 07:03 AM
My biggest comeback was much closer than the score had indicated. In the match, i lost the first set 6-0, and i was down 3-0 in the second with my opponent serving at duece before a rain delay. Although i had lost all nine games i new that i still had a chance because 7 of those nine games went to duece and had several break and game point chances.after the two hour rain delay, i managed to get back in the second set at 2-3 before my opponent stretched the lead again at 5-2. I won the next three games and ended up taking the set 10-8 in the tiebreak after saving match points at 4-6, 5-6, and 7-8, before winning the last three points to take the set. In the super tiebreak we again stretched beyond the given ending when i served at 14-14, both of us already having saved a couple match points, and on that point i hit my only ace of the entire 3 hr 45 minute match to set up my fourth match point on which my opponent missed a passing shot in the net. Despite my comeback efforts, i was beaten in the very next round 6-1, 6-4 in a much less contested match.

Aug 5th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Losing 5-2 first set, came back to win that one, down 5-1 in second set, came back to win that and was down 5-3 again in the third set and I won the tiebreaker and he had the lead by four points 0-4 at the start and I managed to win it 8-6.. :lol:

Aug 8th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Not too long ago about a month, I was having a friendly match with my former doubles partner. I managed to take the first set 6-1 and was 4-1 up in the second with a double break. Then, my game deserted me. Granted his game improved but I just couldn't find the court . Generally my games were two double faults and two unforced errors. The set slipped away 6-4. And the final set followed similarly. I think in the final set I won 3 points.
Final result 1-6 6-4 6-0. So it wasn't my comeback but my opponents. Losing 11 games in a row.
Confidence shattered!

Aug 8th, 2012, 02:22 AM
I was down 7-6, *4-0 and he missed a sitter of a forehand at 30-0. I came back and won 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. I may or may not have taken like six match points to finally win :o

Aug 8th, 2012, 11:12 AM
I was once down 2-6 in the 3rd set TB and won 8-6 including a point with 3 overhead that I chased down!

The guy was pissed of at the end.

Aug 9th, 2012, 01:05 AM
06 25 down -> wins 06 75 64 :worship:

Aug 9th, 2012, 01:09 AM
Forget the scores of the first 2 sets at this stage but was *5-3 40-15 down in the third, saved the 2 match points, another at deuce, broke for 5-4*. Promptly went 0-40 down, saved the 3 match points, held for 5-5, he held, then had another 2 match points at 15-40 on my serve in the next game, held, and won the tiebreak and match by like 12-10 after saving another 3 match points in the breaker :lol: It was crazy.

Aug 9th, 2012, 05:25 PM
In Doubles, was down 0-6 3-5, won 0-6 7-5 6-2.

And then the other day, we were down 5-7 1-2 (a break), then came back for 5-7 6-2 4-0, then it got to 4-4 before we closed it out 5-7 6-2 6-4.

In Singles a month or so ago, I was down 9-6 or 9-7 in the STB, and won 11-9:hearts:

Aug 9th, 2012, 07:31 PM
In Doubles, was down 0-6 3-5, won 0-6 7-5 6-2.

And then the other day, we were down 5-7 1-2 (a break), then came back for 5-7 6-2 4-0, then it got to 4-4 before we closed it out 5-7 6-2 6-4.

In Singles a month or so ago, I was down 9-6 or 9-7 in the STB, and won 11-9:hearts:

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Aug 9th, 2012, 07:36 PM
A few weeks ago I was down 4-6 1-3, then came back and won the match 4-6 7-5 6-3

Aug 30th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Few weeks ago I was down 5-7 1-2, then came back for 5-7 6-2 4-0. :clap2:

Oct 17th, 2012, 07:51 PM
I was down 2-6 0-4* to one of my good friends who played number 1 singles that year (I was number two). I had always played ahead of him on the team but played a terrible preseason match against him and he vaulted ahead of me. When I got down that bad in the second set I remember just being so angry that I was just going to swing away. I broke my friend hitting multiple winners that game which I don't think he was expecting. I just kept going for it and won six straight games. Ended up taking the match 10-something in a match tiebreaker. :)

Oct 18th, 2012, 12:29 AM
I was down 4-6, 0-5 deuce in the last singles match of my high school career before coming back and winning 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-0. I played doubles in the post-season so it was a nice, dramatic way to go out on top. :D

Oct 20th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Down 2-6 0-4, won 2-6 6-4 6-2.

I rolled my ankle at 0-4 too :o It was a messss.

Oct 21st, 2012, 12:44 AM
Why don't people choke against me?? :sobbing:

Oct 26th, 2012, 05:43 AM
My last 4 league matches, I've lost the 1st set but won the match in 3. For the first 3 of those matches, I knew I would win the match even though I lost the 1st set, because the guys didn't have great serves.

But today's match was different. My opponent was a 5.0 player with a monster first and second serve. His placement was immaculate and his serve was 'heavy' on my racquet. He was putting spin on it but still getting it to move through the court and hitting the corners.

I only broke his service game ONCE in the entire match. And that's how I won.

I'm a slow starter so my serve game was woeful in the first set and he won it 6-3. His forehand is also very good. Very aggressive topspin he puts on it so it really jumps forward after the bounce. In the first set he was killing any ball that was above waist level.

2nd set was awful because he was holding at love or 15, and my service games were constantly going to duece. I always managed to hold though. His breakpoint conversion rate in the 2nd set was awful lol.
So no breaks in the second set and we went to tiebreak. I got tentative and nervous and doublefaulted and found myself down 0-3 in the tiebreaker.
I switched to my 2nd racquet (still poly string) but at a higher tension, so I could be confident in hitting out. I made the mental adjustment to play the ball, to move to it, to take it early.
This resulted in some spectacular points in the tiebreaker. 1 overhead winner, 2 swinging volley winners, 1 lob winner and forced errors.
My opponent wasn't making as many first serves now, and got lucky with some really good returns off his second serve.
I didn't lose another point and won the tiebreaker 7-3.

3rd set started with my opponent serving. His focus dipped for a little bit and he gave up a df and some loose points and I broke him. My serve was in full flight at this point, and not to brag but when I'm timing it well with good weight transfer, I hit a big serve, flat or kick so I wasn't worried about my service game. This is a good thing because my opponent's serve game came right back and I couldn't make a dent in it for the rest of the set.
I held at 5-4 to win the match. Last point (at 40-0) was an unreturned flat serve out wide, right on the line.

Final Score 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

I'm very proud of the comeback and win because he is the toughest opponent I have faced this year so far.

Racket Stringer
Nov 13th, 2012, 12:50 AM
I was 3-6 1-5 15-40 down…saved 2 match points and went on to win!

Nov 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Some great stories :yeah:

Nov 17th, 2012, 10:49 AM
3-6 0-5 0-40 :d

The Bulldog
Jan 15th, 2013, 09:16 PM
I've saved match-points quite a few times, especially in the last year or so. Most of the time it comes when down a set and the second-set gets quite tight and the opponent obviously gets the chance to close out the match. However I would say my greatest ever comeback would be a 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 win I had in the summer last year on grass in the local box league. The surface wasn't offering much of a bounce and the ball was coming through the court so quickly that day. It will come as no surprise that there were no breaks, and I would estimate nearly an ace per service game for both my opponent and I.

The comeback part of it was in the final set tie-breaker where I was 6-1* down and he had five match points with two to come on his serve. I had to work very hard to save the first couple of match points on my own serve. Two second-serves that weren't especially good, but I managed to get into the rallies early and come through the court with powerful forehands and force an error from him in the first match point and put away a straight-forward chance at the net in the second match point. At this moment, I was playing without pressure because I knew my opponent would likely bang down an unreturnable serve in one of the next two points, so I thought my chances were limited. At *6-3, he only rolled in the first serve, which surprised me, but I was able to hit a commanding slice back and get into the net to execute a good enough stop volley from the response. He double-faulted in the next point, so it was back on serve in the breaker. I was pumped and hit two excellent first serves to force a match point of my own. One was an ace out-wide and the other yielded an easy fore-court backhand put away. Poor fella double-faulted again to give me the match, but I had to play some great points to get back in it, but also get a lot if luck with him double-faulting twice at the death.

It's a sequence of points I remember really vividly and pretty sure I always will.

Serena = GOAT
Jan 17th, 2013, 08:26 PM
I think my best one was saving seven match points as a kid, but that wasn't really a comeback, just a really tight match. And for some reason I'm better at remembering my own chokes than those of my opponents!

This season I started a match going down 0-6 0-3 15-40 because I was seriously hung over and ended up winning 0-6 6-3 6-2 :lol:

Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:24 AM
In a final a month ago, I started out a bit passive and lost the first set against a guy in singles who was hitting lines and getting netcords in his favor. First set 3-6. Then I finally got a break point at 1-1 in the second and after that I started getting pumped and nailing winners left and right. Won the set 6-1. In the third, he took a long break and got a new can of balls (which is not a rule for the tournament, he did it because fresher balls benefit him). I lost my flow and came out flat again making silly errors. Went down 0-3 before firing back to finally win the title 6-4 in the third:cheer: Not a big comeback, but it was tough considering it was a final, I wanted to win, and was annoyed that I was practically let it slip away at 0-3 in the third. But it was a great fight.

In Mixed, me and my partner were down 6-7 2-5 and then we started to play back and I practically played singles. We won 6-7 7-5 [10-5]:oh: They were clueless how to react to me doing that.:lol:

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 23rd, 2013, 02:26 PM
In a doubles match, I was paired with a 13 year old boy and I've never played with him before :unsure: 3 of us on the court were over 25 :rolls: We were down 0-5 but we somehow fought back to win the set :spit: That was so hilarious.

Jan 24th, 2013, 01:12 AM
I think I had a comeback a couple of weeks ago, down 6-? (forgot the first set score) *5-2 and to win the match 1-6 7-5 6-2 after going down 0-2 in the third set as well :rolls:

Jan 24th, 2013, 01:51 AM
'm referring to a comeback within a game or match...not a player coming back after an injury, etc.

Jan 24th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Winning 2-6 6-2 6-1 after being 2-6 1-2 15-40 behind :lol:

Jan 24th, 2013, 08:16 PM
Y'all are so mentally tough here :eek:

You should teach some WTA players :oh:

Jan 24th, 2013, 08:50 PM
Well, I'm only playing since 2 years so not a lot of comebacks here.

But yesterday, been down 0-2 30-40 and won 6-2 6-0 :lol:

Felipe Abe
Jan 25th, 2013, 10:54 AM
Playing a set of 9 games.
The guy openned 8-2 and his service.
I managed to win at TB :D

Jan 26th, 2013, 01:20 AM
6-1 *5-1 40-15 down...1-6 7-5 6-2 :oh:

And i've saved 8 match points to win before :lol: