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Points won by each set: [ 28-12, 28-17, 27-15 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % Djokovic – 18 of 53
24 % Pouille – 18 of 64

Their first meeting and the Serb [1] brutally exposed Pouille’s modest backhand. The Frenchman [31] had only optimistic start – hit two winners to lead 30/15 on return. Djokovic felt such an overwhelming advantage that almost in every game risked his second serve at least once, not committing a double fault (struck two aces off the second serves). It’s the third time in history of the modern Australian Open that both semifinals completely disappointed # In the Open Era only once the semifinal losers won fewer games, it occurred at Roland Garros ’78 when Borg beat Barazzutti dropping just one game and Vilas defeated Stockton 6-3 6-3 6-2, so nine games then, ten games now.

# Comparison of the most one-sided Aus Open semifinals on Rod Laver Arena:
1990
Lendl d. Noah 6-4, 6-1, 6-2… 107 minutes; total points: 86-55
Edberg d. Wilander 6-1, 6-1, 6-2… 85 minutes; total points: 83-44
2007
Federer d. Roddick 6-4, 6-0, 6-2… 83 minutes; total points: 83-45
Gonzalez d. Haas 6-1, 6-3, 6-1… 91 minutes; total points: 82-45
2019
Nadal d. Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0… 106 minutes; total points: 79-47
Djokovic d. Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2… 83 minutes; total points: 83-44

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