rg11nadal_federer

Points won by each set: | 38-39, 51-45, 27-33, 27-13 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
23 % Nadal – 34 of 147
23 % Federer – 29 of 126

The final shortly interrupted by rain with Nadal [1] serving at 5:4 (deuce) in the 2nd set. Federer [3] began the match better than anyone could expect. He led 3:0* (30-all) when his potential forehand winner missed the baseline by a few centimetres. Also a few centimetres separated him from winning the opening set 6-2 when his BH dropshot could be either a winner or could force Nadal’s big defence. Federer was playing more dropshots than usually. In the 2nd set the Swiss was three points away from the set leading 6:5* (15/0), he came back from 2:4* in the 3rd set serving to stay in the match at 4:5… Their fourth and last final against each other in Paris (within six years).

Nadal’s route to his 46th title:
1 John Isner 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-4
2 Pablo Andujar 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(4)
3 Antonio Veic 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
4 Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Q Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(3)
S Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
W Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1

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