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Alla Zakarian

19-05-2020 | 16:56 Tennis

TOP 5 greatest comebacks of Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic won his record-extending eighth Australian Open title in February. The Serbian tennis star fought back to beat fifth-seeded Australian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over three hours and 59 minutes for his 17th Grand Slam championship title. That was Djokovic's latest comeback, but not the first one. The Serbian has proven, that he possess mental strength that allows him to win the matches. Here are top 5 greatest comebacks of Djokovic. 2010 US Open Semifinal against Roger Federer Djokovic went 1-2 sets down against Federer, but he levelled the match by taking the fourth set. The Serbian player won the match 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, marking his first success against Roger at the US Open. Click here to watch the game. 2011 US Open semifinal against Roger Federer Another semifinal battle, but this time the Swiss was leading 2-0 sets, but Djokovic saw him level the match at 2-2, only for Federer to force two match points on serve at 40-15. He even got a well-placed first serve in. The Serbian let it rip with his forehand for a sublime cross-court winner, saving the first match point. Click here to watch the game. Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland congratulates Novak Djokovic of Serbia after Djokovic won their match during Day Thirteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2011 2012 Australian Open Semifinal against Andy Murray In 2012 Australian Open Semifinal, Djokovic lost the next two for a 1-2 sets deficit after winning the opening set. But he took control of the fifth set, however, failed to serve out the match at 5-3. Eventually, he went on to win the deciding set 7-5. Click here to watch the game. 2012 Roland Garros Round-16 match against Andreas Seppi Seppi won 2-0 sets to lead against the Serbian, but Djokovic, once again, fought back to win the next three sets and claim his 25th consecutive Grand Slam victory. Click here to watch the game. 2015 Wimbledon Round-16 match against Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic 2015 Wimbledon Round-16 match against Kevin Anderson Anderson took a 2-0 sets lead, thanks largely to his huge serve. At 0-2 sets down, Djokovic broke the 14th seed immediately in the third set to take a 3-0 games lead. He recovered one set at 6-1 and proceeded to level the match by winning the fourth set 6-4. Click here to watch the game.

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