Giving up is not an option!
Summary of comebacks of the Big Four when being 2 sets down
How often did Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal come back from the brink? Here is the complete match list!
They say that everything is possible in tennis. The Big Four proved this several times in the past by winning matches when they had lost the first 2 sets. Here are all their matches with references!
Roger Federer (10 times)
After ending his career in September 2022, Roger Federer won’t increase this record (shared with Boris Becker, Andy Murray, Aaron Krickstein) anymore. Here is his list of victories.
1. US Open 2000, 1st round
4:6 4:6 6:3 7:5 3:4 retired vs Peter Wessels (NED)
Novak Djokovic (8 times)
When Novak Djokovic turns around a 2-set-deficit, he will most likely win the tournament afterward. This happened already 5 times out of 8 in total and his career hasn’t ended yet.
1. Wimbledon 2005, 2nd round
3:6 3:6 7:6 7:6 6:4 vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Rafael Nadal (4 times)
Rafael Nadal succeeded “only” four times so far when being 2 sets down. It might have to do with the fact that it is pretty hard to get a 2-set-lead against him. Here is a list of people that achieved this and lost anyway.
1. Madrid Masters 2005, Final
3:6 2:6 6:3 6:4 7:6 vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)