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'Never in doubt': British tennis player's remarkable comeback

'Never in doubt': British tennis player's remarkable comeback

Published by , Thursday 04/11/19 11:24

Britain's Tara Moore pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks in tennis history, saving a match point at 0-6, 0-5 down and going on to complete the win before joking it was "never in doubt".

Serving to avoid a "double-bagel" humiliation against French third seed Jessika Ponchet , Moore fell 30-40 behind on her own serve in the first round of the ITF World Tennis Tour event in Sunderland on Tuesday.

But the luck of the 479th-ranked player began to change when her overhead smash clipped the net and bounced on the line.

Moore, 26, pulled herself back into the match, winning the second-set tie-break and went on to complete a 0-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 victory over the player ranked nearly 300 places above her.

After the result Moore tweeted that the result was "never in doubt" in response to a video clip of her lucky net cord winner.

"Thank you everyone for the kind messages the support has been overwhelming," she said in another tweet.

"Hope I can just inspire all the young boys and girls (and adults) to never give up and keep on fighting #neverindoubt."

Hong Kong-born Moore, who reached the second round at Wimbledon in 2016, was due to play Germany's Yana Morderger in the second round of the $25,000 tournament on Thursday.

Source: AFP

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Decided to give my boy no more points..ever lol
silent ching silent ching il y a 18 minutes
I admire you for using the phrase "a disrespectful Đoković" instead of "the disrespectful Đoković". When you live tennis, guided by emotions you occasionally turn into an unbearable asshole. That's just the way it is. Everyone has those moments, it's just that fans sometimes oversee their player's bad behavior because they support him. Nothing that sets Novak apart from the rest of the big guys in my opinion. We Novak's fans don't really suffer from the fact Roger and Rafa are more popular as many of you guys have said. You cannot force people to love anything or anyone and we're completely fine with that. The purpose of every comment I post about this topic is to try and reach out to all of you reasonable people to understand that everyone fights for themselves and that all these people only deserve admiration for what they've achieved. No matter if their name is Novak, Rafael, Roger, Andy, Jack, Dustin. I know it would comfort you if only Roger and Rafa were to exchange titles and the no1 spot for the past 15 years but you must admit, Novak (and Andy if you will) stirred the cup and made tennis much more interesting when they picked up the pace, didn't they?
Pixxi Pixxi il y a 55 minutes
I hope Fognini wins tomorrow as well! He might act like a spoiled brat and a jerk sometimes but there’s no denying Fabio’s high level of talent and athleticism! Rafa may have not played his best but just like Rafa said, you can’t play badly against a good player and expect to win. I think the changing of the guard is going to take at least 2 years but I think it’s finally started! Fed, Djokovic and Nadal have all been beaten multiple times by lower ranked players on their best surfaces in the last 5 years. They’ve all lost their air of invincibility and dominance. It’s been a long time coming and as much as I love Fed and hope he wins many more tournaments, it’s about time!!!
Hosea Bigirwenkya Hosea Bigirwenkya il y a 2 heures
Tennis Temple still sucking hard with their autoplay ads....yes?
Dave Bouvier Dave Bouvier il y a 7 heures
Wow..look at those shoulders and biceps. She could be in wrestling or MMA with those things
alihasan khan alihasan khan il y a 13 heures
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