rg10soderling_berdych

rg10soderling_berdych

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-22, 26-34, 38-42, 32-25, 31-17 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    28 % Soderling – 42 of 145
    33 % Berdych – 50 of 150

    Exceptionally sunny day, faster conditions, and Soderling [7] along with Berdych [17] “turned” the Parisian clay into a hard-court: they didn’t intend to be involved in long, gruelling rallies. They both were focused to obtain as many cheap points as possible with powerful serves and flat groundstrokes. In the end Soderling’s more consistent backhand gave him the edge. The Swede won the last four games and the match in 3 hours 27 minutes advancing to the French Open final second straight year after a 5-set contest (he beat Fernando Gonzalez 6-4 in 5th set a year before).

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