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Derek.
Nov 5th, 2007, 03:48 AM
I've cameback and won after saving match points twice. :devil:

My freshman year in HS tennis, I was playing a senior and I trailed 6-4 4-6 2-5, saved 3 MPs before forcing a tiebreaker, and then cameback from 1-4 down in the tiebreak, to win 6-4 4-6 7-6(4). :hearts:

And recently about eight days ago in a USTA tournament, I came back from 2-6 3*-5 15-40 down (2 MPs saved), to comeback and win 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3. :inlove:

What about you? :p

Uranium
Nov 5th, 2007, 03:50 AM
MANY times against my brother, don't remember scores of them though

RJWCapriati
Nov 5th, 2007, 03:52 AM
I've only done it one time in the 8 years I've been playing and it was last year, I saved 5 mps.... I won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, I was 5-1 down in the 3rd :)

So Disrespectful
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM
Back when I was much younger and playing one set club tennis, it was a home doubles match. The other team were hitting big and we were making some ridiculously stupid errors, and they soon led *5-0 40-30. We decided in that 5th game that we would throw up some high lobs for them to deal with. They missed so many smashes :lol:

We ended up winning in a tie-breaker at 6-5 (club rules) and one of the other kids was crying :haha:

TennisPlayingFox
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM
I've done this quite a few times. Twice in highschool tennis this year. I trailed 6-3, 5-4, and a match point and then I trailed 3-0 in the breaker before reeling off seven straigth points and ended up winning 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Later in the season I lost the first set easily and was generally pissed off but then I though back to win the second set and we had to play a super set tiebreak for the third set and I saved 4 match points before finally winning 2-6, 6-4, 15-13.

Also against one of my teamates we had an awesome match. The first set went to a tiebreak and I went up 4-1 before he reeled off 6 straight points. He went up 3-1 in the second set before I went up 4-3. However he then went up 5-4 with a matchpoint before I came back and took the set 7-5. In the third set it was even the whole way before the tiebreak where he went up 5-1. I then won six straight points to win the match.

There are more that I might add later.

Mateo Mathieu
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Apparently, I have bad memory therefore, I can't remember any match I came back to win after saving match points :tape:

But I do remember one particular match I choked big time! :o I had like six match points and unable to won one of them. I ended up losing the match :o I was up 5-2 :haha:

Hachiko
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:14 AM
Only once. About 2 years ago at a tournament, I was down 6-2, 5-4 and 2 match points before coming back to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. I went on to win the title. ;)

mckyle.
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:24 AM
don't think i've ever done it :o

Serenidad.
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:37 AM
I was playing horrible sucked into the game of a pusher and making a lot of errors. I was down 7-5 5-3 15-40. Saved the first with an ace down the T. The second after she missed a forehand up the line on a midcourt ball. After that, I regrouped and got myself together. I won 5-7 7-5 6-2. This was for the number 2 spot at my HS a few years ago.

darrinbaker00
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Just the other night, I was down 1-5 in the third set of an Ultimate Tennis league match. I saved two match points at 2-5, three more at 4-5, and won in a tiebreak. Needless to say, I was quite proud of myself afterwards. ;)

NeeemZ
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:59 AM
I've played doubles, where I was down match point. On the first occasion, my partner and I were down last set 5-2 30-40, and reeled off 5 straight games.

Another doubles match while I was away in Sydney, me and my partner were down 5-3 Ad-Receiver, and I hit a down the line passing shot after serving, against the opponent who was at the net.

On match point for us (we had won 3 games to be up 6-5 15-40), I hit a forehand down the line return winner against the same opponent, who was at the net again.

I'll post more later on.

Rexman
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:30 AM
Mine is a very dramatic story actually.

I was playing a guy who I seriously cannot stand and it was extremely tight. It was back and forth the whole time and went to a third set break. I was up 6-5 and smacked a forehand that he couldn't handle and that should have been it, but as I went to go shake hands, he told me that it was NOW 6-5. I knew he was wrong because I'd served from the ad side, but he wouldn't budge and I couldn't prove it. I was so mad and I went down 6-7. We had a long rally and he eventually netted a forehand. I closed the match out 6-3 3-6 7-6(7). Needless to say, he did not get much of a handshake.

darrinbaker00
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Mine is a very dramatic story actually.

I was playing a guy who I seriously cannot stand and it was extremely tight. It was back and forth the whole time and went to a third set break. I was up 6-5 and smacked a forehand that he couldn't handle and that should have been it, but as I went to go shake hands, he told me that it was NOW 6-5. I knew he was wrong because I'd served from the ad side, but he wouldn't budge and I couldn't prove it. I was so mad and I went down 6-7. We had a long rally and he eventually netted a forehand. I closed the match out 6-3 3-6 7-6(7). Needless to say, he did not get much of a handshake.
Don't you just hate that? I played a guy who made calls on my side of the net! I would call a ball out, and he would say, "No, that ball was in." I still beat him in straights, and I did not shake his hand.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:16 AM
this has never happened to me before, but i've never lost matches after having match points either.

a few weeks ago though, i was up 9-2 in super tie-break and lost 6 points in a row :o

azza
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:31 AM
Care factor Absolute 0.

darrinbaker00
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:41 AM
Care factor Absolute 0.
If that were true, you wouldn't have bothered posting in this thread. Try again. ;)

The Kaz
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:45 AM
Ive come back from 6-4 5-0 40-0 to win 4-6 6-5 6-2 in a Real Tennis game once :D

Jeff
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:48 AM
I did when playing my teammate for #3 position singles. I won tiebreak 20-18. We always had close matches.

Mana
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:50 AM
Never. Altho I have choaked away a couple of leads before. I remember one, I was leading 6-4 1-6 5-3 *40-30, then 5-4 Adv-40*, then 6-5 40-15*, 40-30* and in the tie break *6-4, 6-5*. I lost the tie break 8-6 :o I will never forget.

Lefty.
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:25 AM
In doubles about 5weeks ago, my doubles partner and I were down 6-7(9), 4-5 30-40 and then 6-7(9), 7-6(5), 7-9 super tiebreaker and then we won 6-7(9), 7-6(5), 11-9.

historystupid
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:26 AM
I got a few ones, too. I was down 2-6,2-5,15-40. I played like shit that day. Save the first with a return-and-volley, he hit the ball wide. The second mtach point is one of the best points I've played in my memory. I returned his first serve short but low,he made an approach then came to net, I made a lob, got smashed and saved it with another high ball, he smashed again but I saved it once more. He made a drop shot volley, and I rushed to the net, made a lob for the third time, and worked. He went back to baseline and hit a normal shot, then I powered a big two-handed backhand down the line - my best weapon - he got it back but fell on the ground, too. I finally won that point with a drop shot and screamed like Maria Sharapova, not only after that point but also in the rest of the match, with the high pitch of Vitas. He got annoyed and I came back with a 2-6,7-6(4),6-3 score. Sweet knockdown...

Derek.
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:28 AM
Care factor Absolute 0.

Then why even bother coming into the thread? :weirdo:

Aaron.
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:35 AM
This never happened to me before? Im shocked though

One time i was down 6-3 4-1 no mps but still I won 3-6 7-5 6-1 I was proud of myself after that match because it was a tournament final

I cant remember though Ive been playing tennis 8 years I dont remember all the matches

But Im a slow starter most of the time I usally win in 3 sets cause of my mental game everyone that plays in america(most of the time) alot of them are mentally weak :shrug:

Dan23
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:35 AM
Im better at losing matches after having match points than winning them after saving match points :o

supergrunt
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:39 AM
I am more of chocker than a fighter but I saved a match point with a Serena-esque forehand return winner once, the score was like 2-6,7-6,6-2 or something :D...:p !My biggest choke though was reccently when I was playing my best tennis ever up 7-5,3-6,4-1 and then lost the set 7-5 :o :sad: !

Tennace
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:59 AM
I had one in a really weird match. I won the first set 7-6 after trailing 5-3 then lost the 2nd 7-5 and I trailed 5-1 in the 3rd and saved 2 MPs at 5-2 and went on to win 7-6, 5-7, 7-5.

Once last season I trailed 6-3, 5-3 and saved a MP at 5-6 in the tiebreak and won the TB 8-6, but I went on to lose the 3rd set 6-4 after trailing 4-0 coming back to 4-4 then losing the last 2 games. It was a really weird match, I didn't win, but I came all the way back to lose :o

Wiggly
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:30 AM
One set match.

I trailed back 4*-5 0-40. I started to hit the biggest serves I ever served (3 aces, one unreturunable and one rally) and went on to win 7-5.

But I'm better at wasting MP's.:tape:

Ntour
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:34 AM
only when i was younger like under 12's or whatever

and i was down 5-0 and saved mps at 5-2 and 5-3 before winning 7-5

it was more of a choke by my opponent i just decided to keep the ball in the court

azza
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:47 AM
If that were true, you wouldn't have bothered posting in this thread. Try again. ;)

actually i did care to put my point across that my care factor for people ive never met who live 28472KM not miles KM. away from me saving match points against people i have no care in the world about is absolute 0

Thankyou. and good day.

Derek.
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:50 AM
actually i did care to put my point across that my care factor for people ive never met who live 28472KM not miles KM. away from me saving match points against people i have no care in the world about is absolute 0

Thankyou. and good day.

You didn't have to come into this thread to say that.

You could have kept it to yourself. :shrug:

Hayato
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:52 AM
Once I was down 6-2 5-2 40-0, managed to save 8 match points and went on to win 2-6 7-6(3) 6-1.

Another time I trailed 6-1 5-1 40-15, saved about 4 match points, and won 1-6 7-5 6-2.

:rocker2:

Aaron.
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:59 AM
actually i did care to put my point across that my care factor for people ive never met who live 28472KM not miles KM. away from me saving match points against people i have no care in the world about is absolute 0

Thankyou. and good day. 20,000 posts of not caring damn you have too much time on this board :sad:

:weirdo:

tennisIlove09
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:06 AM
Twice.
The first one was 4 years ago. I was held serve once to go up 4-2 in the first. Then my I didnt hold serve again and found myself down 4-6 1-5; serving. I just told myself to make it respectable. Saving 1 match point in the process I won 4-6 7-5 6-4.

This past season, I was down 5-7 3-5; 0-40 on my serve. I ended up winning 5-7 7-5 6-2. I hit 2 winners to save 2 mp's, and he made an return error to save the third.

AJZ.
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:34 AM
I won a pro-8 once after saving MPs.
Like, two or three or something.
The guy was so mad at me :lol: He was like "What a comeback." Really bitter.