View Full Version : Interesting questions (well... I can't answer em... but I need you to)

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:16 AM

I was playing WTA Tour Tennis and was losing 6-0 5-0 matchpoint to love down vs. Lindsay Davenport... the final result was 0-6, 7-6, 6-3! (I just worked out how to play her all of a sudden)

I just want to know... has a player ever come back from such a similar defecit in a GS? As in a set down and 5 games down at matchpoint against and won?

Also... has there ever been a double bagel GS final?

Who was the last player to play in a GS with a wooden racket?

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:20 AM
I can't answer the first q Joey, but yes, a slam final or two has been 6-0 6-0. Graf over Zvereva in the 88 French, and Chambers over Boothby(I think it was Boothby) in 1913 at Wimbledon.

I hope someone answers your question about wood. My best guess(and it's only a guess) would be Evert or Navratilova in the early 1980s.

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:21 AM
Joey - its happened a few times, theres a thread about it somewhere, which lists all the matches won after saving matchpoints.

And yes, Graf bt Zvereva 6-0 6-0 in the Roland Garrod final of 1988.

And I believe the last player to play on the tour with a wooden racket was Borg on one of his aborted comebacks...not sure if he played at GS level that time time though...

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:24 AM
Answer to one of your questions:

there has been at least one double-bagle-Slam-final, the one in which Steffi Graf beat Natasha Zvereva 6-0 6-0.

That was the French Open final from 1988.

About the 5-0-and-still-win-question: I guess it's happened more than once, but I really have no clue which matches that were!

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:49 AM
I think Kimiko Date came back to beat Sabatini from 1-6 1-5 to win in 3! :eek:

Jul 12th, 2002, 09:58 AM
Chanda Rubin came back to beat Jana Novotna at the French one year from a set and 5-0 and I think it was 40-0 to win the match!!!

Jul 12th, 2002, 10:02 AM
yep, Chanda came back from 5-0 40-0 in the 3rd to win

Jul 12th, 2002, 11:22 AM
Joey - perhaps you should pass your newfound knowledge on to Jelena Dokic? ;)

Jul 12th, 2002, 02:31 PM
1975 U.S. Open SF. (t was still played on grass in hose days.)

Guillermo Vilas was leading Manuel Orantes 6-4 6-1 2-6 5-0 40-0

Triple match point.

Orantes wins 4-6 1-6 6-2 7-5 6-4

Jul 12th, 2002, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by V.Melb
I think Kimiko Date came back to beat Sabatini from 1-6 1-5 to win in 3! :eek:

Yeah she won 1-6,7-6,7-6 :mad: in Lipton 1995 semi final.

MJ Fernendez beat Sabatini French open QF 1993 from the same deficit winning 10-8 in the third :sad:.

Jul 12th, 2002, 04:09 PM
And Chanda saved nine match points in that match against Novotna.

Jul 12th, 2002, 05:28 PM
I remember Chanda saving nine against Novotna now!

Oh well, thanks all of ya! Cheers :D

That wooden racket one is still doing my head in though...

Jul 12th, 2002, 05:31 PM
Wow Joey i beat Lindsay 6-1 in that game!:eek:

Jul 12th, 2002, 05:38 PM
Well, I was playing as Serena against Linds and was up a set and 5-2 with match point and serena lost the damn match 5-7 in the second and 1-6 in the third.

Jul 12th, 2002, 06:20 PM
hahah i only won 1 game from her in a grand slam about an hour ago. god i'm crap :D