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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 24-31, 43-42, 34-24 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Murray – 32 of 85
    25 % Tsonga – 29 of 113

    Their rivalry ended up at Murray’s overwhelming 14-2 (14-3 including a Challenger meeting); prior to the Queens Club final nothing indicated it would be so one-sided (4:2 Murray). I think the Scot took the mental edge in that final escaping from a double mini-match point at 5-all in the 2nd set; for another five years of their encounters, he was simply playing better at crucial moments which is quite understandable given his excellent return skills and [19] Tsonga’s shaky backhand when moved around the court. In that final Murray [4] finally converted his 10th break point, at 2-all in the decider, and had no problems to win another three service games. “He was playing a different sport to me in the first two sets, I have never seen anyone dive so much,” Murray said. “He is so much fun to watch but not much fun to play against. I had a few chances in the second set but none in the first.” # It was the first of Murray’s three Queens Club finals when after losing the opener he had tough times in the 2nd sets.

    Murray’s route to his 17th title:
    2 Xavier Malisse 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
    3 Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 7-6(3)
    Q Marin Cilic w/o
    S Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-1
    W Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4

    Serve & volley: Murray 0, Tsonga 8/11

    # Comparison of Murray’s three 3-set Queens Club finals he won:
    2011: Murray d. Tsonga 3-6, 7-6, 6-4… 2 hours 26 minutes… Total points: 101-97… 5 points away
    2013: Murray d. Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3… 2 hours 33 minutes… Total points: 109-97… 8 points away
    2016: Murray d. Raonic 6-7, 6-4, 6-3… 2 hours 13 minutes… Total points: 91-86… trailed *0:3 in 2nd set

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