Points won by each set: | 28-17, 35-24, 45-35 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
31 % Nadal – 27 of 85
17 % Melzer – 17 of 99
The end station in Melzer’s best tournament. Nadal  had easily won their two previous meetings and he early established his supremacy breaking the opponent twice in the opener (there was 2-all) while holding four times with minimal effort from the back of the court. Melzer  avoided a beat-down as he improved at service games trailing *0:2 (30-all) in the 3rd set, and it was the toughest set Nadal played in the fortnight. Melzer even won eight points in a row from *3:5 (deuce). Nadal clinched the tie-break 8/6 on his third match point in it.