montreal09murray_delpotro

Points won by each set: [ 41-42, 52-41, 25-9 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
43 % Murray – 39 of 89
26 % Del Potro – 32 of 121

Murray [3] was slightly better in the opener, he held six times without any troubles while Del Potro [6] was forced to play three ‘deuce’ games on serve. At 5:6 (30-all) the Argentinian risked his second serve (167 kph) – hit the sideline, and won a 23-stroke rally at 4-all in the tie-break. His body language worsened in the 2nd set after he came back from an early break. When the set reached 6:5*, Del Potro called for the trainer to get some treatment on his left shoulder. Murray held at 15 & 0 serving to stay in the contest to get the tie-break easily. In the decider Del Potro looked badly because his left thigh was hurting too (it was his second consecutive week on hardcourts after triumphing in Washington; in the meantime he won three matches in tight third sets). “I feel like I’ve got a good chance of doing well at the US Open, but each week is different and I’m not going to get too far ahead of myself. I’ll just focus on Cincinnati,” Murray said.

Murray’s route to his 13th title:
2 Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-2
3 Juan C. Ferrero 6-1, 6-3
Q Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-4
Q Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6(8)
W Juan M. Del Potro 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-1

# Comparison of their two similar matches with different outcomes:
Montreal 2009 (F): Murray d. Del Potro 6-7, 7-6, 6-1… 2 hours 45 minutes… Total points: 118-92 (aces: 16-11)
I. Wells 2011 (QF): Del Potro d. Murray 6-7, 6-3, 6-1… 2 hours 33 minutes… Total points: 99-84 (aces: 3-8)

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