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All 10 comebacks from two sets down by Roger Federer

Federer hanged in there to close out the match

Rajdeep Puri
Modified 07 Oct 2016
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Roger Federer – An incredible ChampionRoger Federer is probably one of the best players to ever take the court. With a record 17 Grand Slams and at the age of 33 he is still very much in the game and is hungry for more. Over the years he has amazed us with his scintillating shots, precise serves, and sharp volleys, and with the pace he moves around the court and with the sheer ease  and composed body with which he has been able to win his matches.There have been times during a match where he has found himself in sticky situations and staring at defeat, being 2 sets down to his opponent. But he battled against the odds, fought valiantly and turned those matches on its head and went on to win. Here is a list of the 10 times Roger Federer has won after being 2 sets down. Note: Videos were not available for the first 2 matches. 

#1 US Open 2000 1st round against Peter Wessels

Roger Federer moved on from junior to senior tennis towards the end of the 1998 season, and it was as early as 2000 that the whole world got a glimpse of what he was made of. In the first round of only his 2nd senior US Open, Roger was up against Peter Wessels from the Netherlands who was seeded 93 as to Federer’s 36. Wessels took a 2 set lead winning 6-4 in both the first and the second set. The Dutchman thought that it was going to be an easy day for him, but the young Federer had different plans for him as he battled his way through and won the next 2 sets 6-3, 7-5. Wessels got injured towards the end of the 4th set, and as the 5th set was going on serve, with Federer serving at 3-4, Wessels couldn’t handle his injury and he retired, which led to Roger Federer winning the match. It might not have been as unique as the other 5 set victories because of Wessel’s injury, but nonetheless, it was a nice way for Roger to announce himself to the world.

Final Score – Roger Federer def. Peter Wessels 4-6,4-6, 6-3,7-5, 3-4 (ret.)

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Published 03 Oct 2014, 16:34 IST
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