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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 57-47, 27-19, 36-27 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    26 % Federer – 23 of 86
    18 % Gonzalez – 24 of 127

    Gonzalez [9] had two set points serving at 5:4, then he saved four set points at 5:6 (seven deuces). It was the first Aussie Open tournament with the Hawk-Eye system and the last played on a green court… Before Federer [1], only Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open (1971) in the Open Era not dropping a set, but the Australian did it in five matches, not seven as the Swiss. “I have to congratulate again Roger,” Gonzalez said. “He’s on the way to be maybe the best player ever. He is a great champion who played a really good match today, all week – almost all his life. So I can take a lot out of this tournament.” It was their third mutual final within a few months following Madrid and Basel of the previous season. Federer led 10:0 in their H2H afterwards, at the end of the season (Masters) Gonzalez finally defeated Federer, only to lose their last two meetings. No doubt that Federer was Gonzalez’ toughest opponent.

    Federer’s route to his 46th title:
    1 Bjorn Phau 7-5, 6-0, 6-4
    2 Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
    3 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(5)
    4 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5, 6-3
    Q Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-6(2), 7-5
    S Andy Roddick 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
    W Fernando Gonzalez 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4

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