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Federer won 119 points, not 110 like in the picture!

Points won by each set: | 36-29, 34-39, 30-24, 36-27 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
21 % Nadal – 30 of 137
24 % Federer – 29 of 118

For the second year running they play the Parisian final against each other, third straight time, and just like in the previous two editions of French Open, Nadal [2] prevails in four sets. He saved ten break points in three different games of the opening set! He and Federer [1] created the first Open Era pair of players (Djokovic-Murray do the same later in Australia) to face each other in four major finals at the same venue. Nadal won all those meetings, once in straight sets, thrice in four sets.

Nadal’s route to his 22nd title:
1 Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
2 Flavio Cipolla 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
3 Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
4 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5)
Q Carlos Moya 6-4, 6-3, 6-0
S Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
W Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

# Just like a year before, en route to the title Nadal defeated Hewitt, Djokovic & Federer

Comparison of points differential between the winner and the loser of their four-setters in the French Open finals:
2006: Nadal d. Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6… 12 points (121-109)… 3:02h
2007: Nadal d. Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4… 17 points (136-119)… 3:10h
2011: Nadal d. Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1… 13 points (143-130)… 3:40h

As opposed to the intuitive suspicion, Nadal, in all those matches combined, got six more points directly behind the serve:
’06: 25-25… ’07: 30-29… ’11: 34-29

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