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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-14, 44-35 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    20 % Djokovic – 11 of 55
    24 % Davydenko – 16 of 66

    A ‘Masters’ edition without the best player in the world then – Nadal (injured right knee) and the only time without Federer [2] in the semifinals (he lost ’round robin’ matches to Gilles Simon & Andy Murray)… Most commentators considered Davydenko [5] as a favourite to win the final because he’d won his two previous matches quickly, while Djokovic [3] spent more time on court overall. The Russian didn’t feel his ground-strokes from the beginning, and in a consequence of not having a plan B, he trailed *0:5 (15/30). Then he improved his game, but Djokovic was still in command. D’Joke led 5:3* (40/15) in the 2nd set, but the Russian struck an ace & forehand winner, and broke back. Djokovic took the last two games though, and celebrated on knees his first ‘Masters’ title after 1 hour 38 minutes of play. “I’m very, very happy,” he said. “It’s a great achievement for me. The best eight players playing here says everything about the quality of the event and I would definitely put it on a level with the Grand Slams.”

    Djokovic’s route to his 11th title:
    rr Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 6-3
    rr Nikolay Davydenko 7-6(3), 0-6, 7-5
    rr Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 5-7, 1-6
    S Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
    W Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5

    In the 2-hour 51-minute semifinal, Djokovic was six points from elimination at 5-all (15/30) in the 3rd set, he’d led 5:3* before

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