ao06_federer_kiefer

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    The match lasted 2 hours 40 minutes < played indoors >
    Points won by each set: | 40-32, 34-39, 25-8, 30-20 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Federer – 29 of 106
    31 % Kiefer – 39 of 122

    The German, who had been serving much harder in the opening two sets than in his previous matches, ran totally out of gas just after the 2nd set. Prior to that semifinal, he spent 6 hours (!) more on the courts than Federer. Kiefer’s shorts were completely wet… It was their third similar match within six months – “Kiefer wins a tight second set only to lose in four”. Here are scorelines of those matches:

    Wimbledon ’05: Federer d. Kiefer 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-5… 2:25 hrs
    US Open ’05: Federer d. Kiefer 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4… 3:00 hrs
    Aus Open ’06: Federer d. Kiefer 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2… 2:40 hrs

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