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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Total points: 113-93 | 42-41, 35-26, 36-26 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % Federer – 29 of 90
    15 % Safin – 18 of 116

    The match lasted 2 hours 15 minutes – exactly the same a semifinal 11 years before concluded with the same scoreline
    Safin saved a double set point serving at 5:6 and three set points at 3:5 in the 2nd set.

    Federer’s route to the first Aussie Open title:
    1 Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
    2 Jeff Morrison 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
    3 Todd Reid 6-3, 6-0, 6-1
    4 Lleyton Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4
    Q David Nalbandian 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
    S Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
    W Marat Safin 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-2

    Safin tied Harold Solomon‘s record (Roland Garros ’76) for the most sets played in the Grand Slam fortnight – 30 – and his tiredness was visible during the final. Here’s Safin’s epic route to the final:
    1 Vahaly 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4
    2 Nieminen 7-6(5) 6-4 4-6 6-4
    3 Martin 7-5 1-6 4-6 6-0 7-5
    4 Blake 7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3
    Q Roddick 2-6 6-3 7-5 6-7(0) 6-4
    S Agassi 7-6(6) 7-6(6) 5-7 1-6 6-3

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