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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Total points: 136-119 | 36-29, 34-39, 30-24, 36-27 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    21 % Nadal – 30 of 137
    24 % Federer – 29 of 118

    Nadal saved 10 break points in three different games of the opening set!
    He and Federer create the only Open era pair of players 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. Here is a comparison of points differential between the winner and the loser of their four-setters in the French Open finals:
    ’06: Nadal d. Federer 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6………. 12 points
    ’07: Nadal d. Federer 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4………. 17 points
    ’11: Nadal d. Federer 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1………. 13 points

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

    Nadal’s route to his third consecutive Parisian 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

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