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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    22 % Novak – 17 of 77
    8 % Koubek – 6 of 72

    Stefan Koubek [65] participated in 38 Grand Slam events, and it was his only quarterfinal. He seemed very tired and showed poor display, nevertheless it was a miracle he’d won the first round at all – trailed 0-6 1-6 *1:4 (15/40) against Cyril Saulnier to save a match point in the 3rd set tie-break and win the match in five sets despite winning 30 points fewer! The match vs Novak [24] played indoors, Koubek led *2:0 in the 2nd set to lose five straight games quickly. With that victory, the player from Czech Republic reached his only major semifinal.

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