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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, October 6 2022

Miomir Kecmanovic came back from the brink to notch a miraculous victory on Thursday in Tokyo.

The 23-year-old Serbian saves six match points in the 10th game of the third set before rallying to defeat Dan Evans, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4).

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The sixth match point save took the cake. It featured a last-ditch tweener to keep the point alive before Kecmanovic was able to use his backhand to lock down the point. He would take the next two points to break Evans, then win the match in the third-set tiebreak.


"It was amazing, It's the first time I ever made that shot in a match," he said of the tweener. "I'm beyond happy that I was able to do it."


Kecmanovic was down love-40 in the aforementioned tenth game before he started hitting out with gusto. With his back against the wall, he went into the zone - and never came back to earth.

"That was the first time that I was able to do that," Kecmanovic said of his miracle. "I was completely tuned out of the match and I just went for it in that moment."

Kecmanovic will face Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinals on Friday in Tokyo.

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