Points won by each set: | 36-26, 36-39, 40-35, 43-40 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
10 % Nadal – 16 of 152
13 % Federer – 20 of 143

Nadal [2] defends the title for the first time in his career after dramatic 3-hour 49-minute high-quality encounter. The Spaniard led 5:3* in the 2nd set, then at 5:4 (adv.) he wasted a set point with a casual forehand error. Federer [1] made similarly simple error (backhand) having a break point at 3-all in the 3rd set, and Nadal won six consecutive games. The Swiss came back from a double break down in the 4th set to lead 5:4, 6:5 (deuce) and *3:0, 4:2 in the tie-break. He was two points away from the decider again at 5-all in TB. Nadal converted his first match point with a huge topspin forehand winner. Federer said. “I was not serving well enough or just playing well enough from the baseline. I thought I gave him a little too much.”

Nadal’s route to his 14th title:
1 Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-4
2 Jean-Rene Lisnard 6-4, 6-1
3 Kristof Vliegen 6-3, 6-3
Q Guillermo Coria 6-2, 6-1
S Gaston Gaudio 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
W Roger Federer 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(5)

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