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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    22 % Haas – 30 of 132
    14 % Davydenko – 19 of 134

    Haas had been playing a perfect match until he wasted a break point at 2-all in the 2nd set (up to that moment he had easily won all his service games). Then he lost his focus & 10 of the next 11 games. In the opening game of the 4th set, the German saved a break point for the first time, and another shift of the momentum occurred. Haas took an injury time-out, began talking to himself & it helped him to find his proper rhythm. Davydenko led in the decider *3:1, 4:3 (30/0), and squandered a match point at 5:4 – Haas responded with a second serve winner on Davydenko’s backhand. Haas’ 3-hour 18-minute revenge for his five-set loss to the Russian at the US Open ’06 (they played in the quarterfinal too)…
    According to my stats it was Davydenko’s first defeat blowing a match point at the main-level in his 168th tournament (debut in 2000) which is amazingly long streak, however, in the meantime he lost an MP-up match in qualies to Basel ’01 (Huet) and judging by scorelines he very likely lost such a match to Behrend (CH-Freudenstadt ’00); he could also theoretically lose another MP-up matches at the Challenger level in years 2000-2002 against Kunitsyn, Viloca, De Chaunac, Settergren & Mathieu.

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