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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 30-19, 32-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    20 % Nadal – 9 of 44
    17 % Gonzalez – 10 of 58

    Nadal [2] was almost two years unbeaten on clay at the time, but spectators could have expected a more exciting final due to two factors: Gonzalez [6] had won three of their four previous matches (including his sensational performance at the Aussie Open), Nadal’s semifinal lasted three and a half hours. The Chilean lost the opening game despite leading 40/15 on serve, and actually from that moment to the end Nadal controlled the progress of the final. Gonzalez stumbled in the last point of the 1st set, and needed a medical time-out, thus the break between the sets lasted 6 minutes instead of the standard 2. “I think I’m in the best moment of my career, playing better than ever, so I’m very happy for that. When you go to the court in a final you don’t think about a win 6-2 6-2.” Nadal said. “If Gonzalez takes control of a lot of points it’s very difficult… so I try to return the ball and be more aggressive.”

    Nadal’s route to his 21st title:
    2 Daniele Bracciali 6-4, 6-2
    3 Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-2
    Q Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-3
    S Nikolay Davydenko 7-6(3), 6-7(8), 6-4
    W Fernando Gonzalez 6-2, 6-2

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