Points won by each set: | 31-39, 41-38, 42-37, 28-13 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
34 % Hewitt – 47 of 135
36 % Roddick – 49 of 134
The match between Nos. 2 & 3 in the world at the time… Roddick was serving like a machine through three sets of this 2-hour 54-minute encounter. He struck 11 aces in the 1st set alone, in five service games (saved five break points in the 9th game). Nevertheless the lack of concentration in the mid-3rd set cost him losing his serve (A-Rod led 4:1* in that set, also *3:1 in the tie-break). Hewitt won the tie-breaks 7/3 & 7/4 (Roddick won all three tie-breaks they had played before).