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Points won by each set: | 31-25, 35-28, 50-47 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
21 % Federer – 24 of 112
23 % Murray – 24 of 104

Their second major final following the US Open ’08. Federer won again in straights, but needed to work much harder, especially in the 3rd set in which he trailed 2:5, and 3:5* (deuce). The Swiss saved five set points in the tie-break (second longest tie-break in major finals): 4:6, 6:7, 8:9, 10:11. They both were specialists of longer tie-breaks (I mean at least two changes of ends), but usually when faced each other, Federer dealt better with those circumstances.

Federer’s route to his his 62nd (4th Aussie Open) title:
1 Igor Andreev 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-0
2 Victor Hanescu 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
3 Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
4 Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Q Nikolay Davydenko 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5
S Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
W Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11)

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