olymp08nadal_gonzalez

olymp08nadal_gonzalez

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-23, 39-35, 37-24 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Nadal – 21 of 87
    28 % Gonzalez – 30 of 105

    Gonzalez became the first male tennis player to win a medal in consecutive Olympiads (bronze medal in Athens 2004 in singles & gold in doubles). He squandered a double set point at 6:5* (40/15) in the 2nd set – volley error (10-stroke rally), forehand error (8 strokes). “I think I played almost perfect match, no?” said Nadal after the 2-hour 22-minute duel, “It was for a lot of people, not only for me.” The 22-year-old Spaniard advanced to the number 1 in the world for the first time overthrowing Federer, who’d spent 237 weeks in a row on the top…

    Nadal’s route to the Gold Medal:
    1 Potito Starace (ITA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
    2 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-1, 6-2
    3 Igor Andreev (RUS) 6-4, 6-2
    Q Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-0, 6-4
    S Novak Djokovic (SER) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
    W Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3

    Match on YouTube
    (French)

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