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Points won bye ach set: | 24-31, 39-32, 34-26, 33-27 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
22 % Nadal – 27 of 120
15 % Djokovic – 20 of 126

# Their second French Open final and to some degree a reminiscence of the first one – in both finals the same number of games (39), Nadal claims one set with “7” in front, Djokovic wins the same amount of points, and Nadal converts the match point thanks to Djokovic’s double fault. The Serbian came back from 2:4* in the 2nd & 4th sets, only to be broken serving to stay in those sets…. Nadal leads 23-19 in their H2H (first pair with 12 meetings in Slams: Nadal leads 9-3). Djokovic for the first time in his career, lost a final winning an opening set, his record in finals then: 44-22, Nadal’s 64-28.

Nadal’s route to his 9th French Open title:
1 Robby Ginepri 6-0, 6-3, 6-0
2 Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
3 Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
4 Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
Q David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1
S Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
W Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

Nadal ties Bjorn Borg & Pete Sampras with 64 titles, ahead are:
John McEnroe (77), Roger Federer (78), Ivan Lendl (94) & Jimmy Connors (109)

# Comparison of their two French Open finals:
2012: Nadal d. Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5… 3 hours 49 minutes… Total points: 125-116
2014: Nadal d. Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4… 3 hours 31 minutes… Total points: 130-116

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