Points won by each set: [ 39-33, 30-19, 29-37, 18-27, 30-23 ]
Points won directly on serve:
27 % Baghdatis – 36 of 131
19 % Ljubicic – 30 of 154

Even though Ljubicic [8] was one of the toughest players to break in the years 2005-06, Baghdatis [54] created break points in seven service games of the Croat, already in the first 1.5h of the match (!), breaking him thrice. Ljubicic fought off a break point at the beginning of the 3rd set to finally find his quite proper service rhythm (showed his normal self only in the last service game which he won at ‘love’ with three aces & FH winner) and make the quarter-final competitive. Actually the sets 3-4 reflected the first two with a different outcome. At 1-all in the decider Ljubicic had a double break point – Baghdatis hit four straight winners and got the decisive break in the following game with a stunning forehand cross-court pass. They’d played in Melbourne a year before and then the Cypriot made even bigger upset because he was ranked just 155…. as a qualifier he prevailed 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.

Serve & volley: Baghdatis 0, Ljubicic 0

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