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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 29-25, 41-45, 50-46 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % Ferreira – 38 of 117
    26 % Hewitt – 32 of 119

    Hewitt [5] was very efficient playing the main-level finals (record: 30-16), but lost both finals when he faced Ferreira, and what’s more intriguing, those two matches meant his most dramatic final defeats in ‘the best of 5’ and ‘the best of 3’ formats. After a quick opener, the following two sets were exceptionally tight (lasted two hours even though they were deprived of a tie-break). Hewitt broke at 5:4 in the 2nd set despite trailing 0/40 with no play in the first three points. Ferreira [25] made a heroic effort in the decider withstanding break points in three different games + an escape from *3:4 (0/30) with three aces in a row & service winner. The Australian had three match points in the 10th game: first a double MP at 40/15, then an ad-MP after an amazing backhand pass with one hand (Ferreira fought off the first one with an ace, another two with his powerful forehand forcing Hewitt’s errors). Mind-blowing set had a fierce twist in the end, Hewitt committed half of his double faults in the 11th game! Ferreira served out the title firmly, striking his last ace on match point. He waited three years for his another title, the previous one he got defeating Hewitt in Stuttgart after an epic five-setter.

    Ferreira’s route to his 15th & last title:
    1 Robert Yim 6-4, 6-4
    2 Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6(1), 6-3
    Q Sebastien Grosjean 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-2
    S Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 7-5
    W Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 – 3 m.p.

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