rome04moya_nalbandian

rome04moya_nalbandian

Points won by each set: [ 31-22, 28-21, 27-13 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
24 % Moya – 18 of 74
7 % Nalbandian – 5 of 68

The last clay-court Masters 1K event before Nadal’s absolute dominance on the red surface. The final had all ingredients to be fascinating, but disappointed due to Nalbandian’s fatigue. The Argentine [8] experienced a tough route to the final; because of rain he had to play two matches on Thursday (four hours in total) and his semifinal against Albert Costa was quite complicated whereas Moya [9] outplayed Andrei Pavel in just 47 minutes having completed all other matches in less than two hours. “I’m really happy. After nine years, finally I’ve done it,” said Moya, and commented his chance to win French Open for the second time. “It’s two weeks of competition, you’ve got to win seven five-set matches and it requires a lot more concentration. But this definitely gives my confidence a boost.” He lost in the Parisian quarterfinal to Guillermo Coria, in straight sets.

Moya’s route to his 17th title (3rd and last Masters 1K):
1 Alberto Martin 6-4, 6-2
2 Ivan Ljubicic 6-2, 6-4
3 Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Q Andrei Pavel 6-1, 6-2
S Mariano Zabaleta 6-3, 6-4
W David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

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