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The greatest players are not those who play top level tennis all the time, but those who somehow find a way to win.
On a tennis court, it is not about who is more talented, or who has more money or a better tennis racquet, but who is willing to go one step ahead; who is willing to put more on the line. On a tennis court, it is about character.
You put the genius under pressure and you are guaranteed something special.
That is what we witnessed this year. 2015 was filled with some of the best tennis matches. Following are the top 7 comebacks at the highest echelons of tennis, that is, the Grand Slams.
7. Benoit Paire beat Kei Nishikori : 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4
Last year’s runner up, Nishikori, faced a shock first round exit at this year’s U.S. Open as he was ousted by Paire in a scintillating first round encounter. The Frenchman was down 2 sets to one before he pulled out his A game to knock out the number 4 seed in less than 3.5 hours. Paire went into the match with an all-or-nothing mentality as he fired 64 winners for 67 unforced errors.
Paire after the match:
“To beat Nishikori, it was impossible for me to imagine.”