U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS WON FROM MATCH POINT DOWN

1906

William Clothier was three times match point down in the fifth set of his match against Fred Alexander in the quarter finals. He went on to beat Alexander and eventually won the tournament.

1932

H. Ellsworth Vines was four times match point down in the fourth set of his semi final against Cliff Sutter. He went on to beat Sutter and then won the final.

1936

Fred Perry was two match points down in the final against J. Donald Budge in the fifth set, but fought back to win.

1975

Manuel Orantes saved five match points in the fourth set of his epic semi final against Guillermo Vilas. He fought back to win the match and then won the final.

1989

Boris Becker was match point down in the fourth set against Derrick Rostagno in the second round. He won the match and several matches later won the tournament.

1996

Pete Sampras was match point down in the fifth set tie break in his quarter final against Alex Corretja. Three points later he won the match and went on to take the title.

2003

Andy Roddick was match point down in the third set tie break against David Nalbandian in the semi finals. He came back to win the match and then won the final.

2011

Novak Djokovic was two match points down at 3-5 in the fifth set against Roger Federer in the semi finals with Federer serving. Djokovic went on to win the match and then won the final.

2016

Stan Wawrinka was match point down in the fourth set tie break in his third round match against Dan Evans. He went on to win the match and the title.

 

 

(1992

Stefan Edberg was a break down in the fifth set in three consecutive matches against Richard Krajicek, Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang. He won all three matches and then went on to win the final.)



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