The Swiss matched his record for most match points saved in a victory on Tuesday in Melbourne. Photo Source: Mark Peterson/Corleve

The great Roger Federer saved seven match points and defeated Tennys Sandgren in five sets on Day 9 of the Australian Open. Federer's victory marks the 22nd time that he has saved at least one match point and won. It also ties his previous record for most match points saved en route to victory. Federer also saved match points and won against Scott Draper in Cincinnati in 2003.

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The Swiss has now saved match points en route to victory four times at the majors, but he has never gone on to win the title at a Slam after saving match points.


1. Rotterdam, 1999/Guillaume Raoux R32, 2 MPs saved
2. Marseille, 2000/Ivan Ljubicic QF, 2 MPs saved
3. US Open, 2000/Peter Wessels R128, 1 MP saved
4. Basel, 2000/Lleyton Hewitt SF, 1 MP saved
5. Rome, 2001/Thomas Johansson R32, 1 MP saved
6. Vienna, 2001/Nicolas Massu R16, 3 MPs saved
7. Cincy, 2003/Scott Draper R16, 7 MPs saved
8. Paris, 2003/Martin Verkerk R16, 4 MPs saved
9. WTFs, 2003/Andre Agassi RR, 2 MPs saved
10. Dubai, 2005/Juan Carlos Ferrero R16, 2 MPs saved
11. Halle, 2006/Olivier Rochus QF, 4 MPs saved
12. WTFs, 2006/Andy Roddick RR,3 MPs saved
13. Madrid, 2011/Feliciano Lopez R16, 1 MP saved
14. US Open, 2014/Gael Monfils QF, 2 MPs saved
15. Shanghai,2014/Leonardo Mayer R16, 5 MPs saved
16. WTFs, 2014/Stanislas Wawrinka SF, 4 MPs saved
17. Wimbledon, 2016/Marin Cilic QF, 3 MPs saved
18. Miami, 2017/ Tomas Berdych QF, 2 MPs saved
19. Halle, 2018/Benoit Paire R16, 2 MPs saved
20. Madrid, 2019/Gael Monfils R16, 2 MPs saved
21. Rome, 2019/Borna Coric QF, 2 MPs saved
22. AO,2020/Tennys Sandgren R16, 7 MPs saved