shanghai12djokovic.murray

shanghai12djokovic.murray

Points won by each set: | 39-43, 45-44, 35-26 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Djokovic – 29 of 104
25 % Murray – 33 of 128

Pivotal encounter in their rivalry; prior to that final Djokovic [2] led only 8:7 in their H2H, having conceded the previous two matches, and if he had lost the 2nd set tie-break in Shanghai, it would have been his sixth consecutive set lost to Murray when the scoreline reached 5-all! In the 1st set Djokovic led 5:4* (30/0), 40/0 on serve at 5-all, yet he was broken losing five points in a row & he devastated his racquet right afterwards. The five match points saved by him in the 2nd set: 4:5* (30/40) – forehand winner… 4:6* in the tie-break – forehand winner, unreturned serve… *7:8 – another forehand winner… *9:10 – Murray’s forehand error… [3] Murray led 3:2* in the 3rd set, but was visibly tired and lost the last four games of the 3-hour 20-minute marathon (the longest ‘best of 3’ Masters 1K final in history). My description of the final from the day when it took place.

Djokovic’s route to his 33rd title:
2 Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-2
3 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3
Q Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-3
S Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4
W Andy Murray 5-7, 7-6(11), 6-3 – 5 m.p.

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