iw03kuerten_blake

iw03kuerten_blake

Points won by each set: [ 27-30, 28-27, 28-12 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
37 % Kuerten – 30 of 80
19 % Blake – 14 of 72

To some degree this match (the only one between them) it’s a good exemplification of their careers… At first look two guys with very similar skills. I’d say Kuerten [24] had better serve, backhand & was more patient while Blake [25] had better forehand, net-game & was quicker – it’s pretty balanced and the first two sets reflected it in the scoreline. Then it comes to ‘who-plays-bigger-points-better’, and Guga showed his superiority winning the first two ‘deuce’ games of the decider with Blake’s game/break points... In the 2nd set Guga went from *1:2 (0/30) to 5:2.

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