Total points won by each set: | 44-41, 53-55, 31-20 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
18 % – Nadal – 21 of 115
6 % – Davydenko – 9 of 129

Nadal saved a set point at *5:6 in the 1st set. He led *5:3 in the 2nd set, then Davydenko needed six set points in the tie-break to win it 10/8. In the deciding set, the Russian led 4:3* as Nadal won 12 out of the last 13 points… It was a 76th consecutive victory on clay for the Spaniard, breaking John McEnroe’s one-surface record. “It was one of the most difficult matches I’ve ever played on clay,” said Nadal. “I really risked losing it.” Davydenko said: “He tried for every ball – it’s amazing. It was my body. My shoulder was tired. I’m not like Nadal physically. I need to improve physically. My tennis is not so bad.

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