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Nick Kyrgios engineered his first ever comeback from two sets down to defeat 13th-seeded Richard Gasquet and reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time on Day 4, but what the 19-year-old did in the fifth set was even more remarkable.

Video: Djokovic Wins the Point and Stepanek Hits the Deck on Day 3

Kyrgios tied the Open Era record for match points saved a major when he fought off nine match points in the dying moments of the decider (see each and every match point miracle in the video at the top of the page). Only two ATP players have ever saved as many match points and gone on to win the match at a major.

And now, for a little more history on the record for match points saved at majors:

Saving nine match points has only been done three times in the open era, and all three have occurred at the French Open.

Christophe Roger-Vasselin defeated Marcos Hocevar, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-0, in 1982 at Roland Garros, saving nine match points in the process, while Vincent Spadea defeated Florent Serra of France in the first round of Roland Garros in 2004, 7-5, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(7), 9-7, and also saved nine match points. On the women’s side, Chanda Rubin saved nine match points, also at Roland Garros, in a victory over Jana Novotna in 1995.

According to Gary Walker (@TennisPublisher on Twitter) the all-time record for match points saved, either gender at any level is 18:


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