halle12haas_federer

halle12haas_federer

Points won by each set: [ 43-41, 38-32 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
37 % Haas – 26 of 70
28 % Federer – 24 of 84

Federer [3] had won nine consecutive matches against Haas [87] and another win seemed in the process of making as he led 3:1* (40/30) in the 1set set. The 34-year-old German “wild card” played a great baseline rally then and turned the tables. In the 2nd set Federer squandered five game points at 4-all. “If someone had said before that I was going to beat Roger Federer, probably the best player of all time, I would have thought they were mad,” Haas said. “This has been one of the best weeks of my career but I reckon I won’t really appreciate what’s happened until this evening.”

Haas’ route to his 13th title:
1 Bernard Tomic 5-2 ret.
2 Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4
Q Tomas Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
S Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(5), 7-5
W Roger Federer 7-6(5), 6-4

# Haas eight points away from defeat to Berdych

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