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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 37-35, 48-49 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    13 % Nadal – 13 of 81
    20 % Federer – 18 of 88

    A final that was finished in very bizarre fashion – despite an effort, Federer [1] didn’t hit the ball at all after Nadal’s [3] standard BH return. The ball probably had contacted a bumpy ground and slightly changed its direction. In the opening set Federer had four break points to level at 5 games apiece. In the 2nd set he came back from a break twice, and led 5:4* (30-all), then 4:2 in the tie-break when netted a FH dropshot from a comfortable position. “The clay-court season will not be judged here but in Paris,” Federer said. “We will see what happens in three weeks. I feel I’m ready for Paris. I felt a major improvement in my game compared to last week when I came here from Estoril. It’s been a wonderful event for me.” Roland Garros ’10, Federer ended up in the quarterfinals (defeated by Soderling).

    Nadal’s route to his 39th title:
    2 Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-3
    3 John Isner 7-5, 6-4
    Q Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-3
    S Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
    W Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5)

    Serve & volley: Nadal 0, Federer 3/6

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