ao03blake_martin

ao03blake_martin

Points won by each set: [ 43-30, 37-42, 28-18, 31-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
28 % Blake – 29 of 103
21 % Martin – 32 of 147

Quite strange choice of the officials to put that match onto Rod Laver Arena, but at the time the young American – despite being just No. 28 – was perceived by many (me included) as a new big thing, potential Grand Slam champion. He overpowered the Spaniard [66] in the last two sets after two interesting first sets with the highlight at 3:2 (0/40) in the opener when Marin committed 3 double faults within the next four points, and won the game after 9 deuces. Blake served 3 of his 5 aces in the last game of the match.

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