Points won by each set: [ 36-30, 37-29 ]
Points won directly on serve:
19 % Nadal – 13 of 66
19 % Federer – 13 of 66

The second of three consecutive Monte Carlo finals between the two clearly best players in the world at the time, Nadal won them all, and the mid-one was the easiest. Federer had his break point chances in the 1st set, he was broken at 4-all in the 1st and 1-all in the 2nd set. “It is an honour to be up against Federer here in Monte Carlo and to win for the third time,” Nadal admitted. “This match was very close. It’s a surprise to win in two sets against the world number one but I was confident because I was playing my best tennis this week.”

Nadal’s route to his 19th title:
2 Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-1
3 Kristof Vliegen 6-1, 6-1
Q Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-3
S Tomas Berdych 6-0, 7-5
W Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4

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