Points won by each set: [ 36-25, 39-44, 42-38 ]
Points won directly on serve:
29 % Djokovic – 35 of 118
37 % Guccione – 40 of 106

After the final Guccione [153] was perhaps disappointed that he’d created a chance to level the 3rd set at the end, and could win the most dramatic 3-set match in his career; eleven years later he should be proud that he played this type of a match against one of the greatest tennis men in history. The beginning was weird, Djokovic [16] in his opening game led 40/0, but two double faults and two casual errors forced him to be break point down – he held after eight deuces (saved three BPs in total), and since then to the mid-3rd set he won all his service games easily. At 6-ll in the tie-break, during one of the longest rallies, Guccione’s ball could land outside the baseline, still no challenges at the time in smaller events – the 19-year-old Serb lost that point and the set which made him furious, but he broke at the beginning of the 3rd set. Later on he led *4:1 (40/15) when the things got complicated, and the tall Australian had even a return on Djoke’s second serve to level at five games apiece – risked his backhand, yet it landed wide. Djokovic needed three match points in the final game to finally enjoy the 2-hour 27-minute victory celebrating on his knees.

Djokovic’s route to his 3rd title:
rr Jan Hajek 6-0, 6-1
rr Alun Jones 6-1, 6-2
Q Paul Goldstein 6-4, 7-5
S Joachim Johansson 6-3, 6-2
W Chris Guccione 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4

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