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Points won by each set: [ 28-14, 21-28, 38-28 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
21 % Djokovic – 18 of 82
28 % Murray – 21 of 75

In terms of progress of the match and drama of the last game, it was quite similar meeting to their Canadian Open ’15 final which Murray won 6-4 4-6 6-3. In Madrid, the Scot (defending champion) was on a verge of making a potentially fabulous comeback. He saved a match point at *2:5 with an ace, and had a triple break point in the following game. Djokovic [1] withstood all those break points (the first one was the toughest: 22-stroke rally), as well as another four BPs, and won the longest game of the match (six deuces) on his third match point. “Of course I did not want to let that service game go because I know that Andy will capitalise on his opportunities and [would] start to play better if he broke my serve,” Djokovic said. “So I fought. I fought very hard, and I’m just glad that I managed to finish that game.”

Djokovic’s route to his 64th title (29th ‘Masters 1000’ – a new record):
2 Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4
3 Roberto Bautista 6-2, 6-1
Q Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-4
S Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6(4)
W Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

# Most Masters 1K titles:
29 – Novak Djokovic; 28 – Rafael Nadal; 24 – Roger Federer
17 – Andre Agassi; 11 – Andy Murray & Pete Sampras

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