stuttgart12tipsarevic.monaco

Points won by each set: [ 30-25, 31-40, 28-23 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
16 % Tipsarevic – 12 of 75
8 % Monaco – 9 of 102

It was a time when both 28-year-old players enjoyed the best period in their careers: they were top seeds, Tipsarevic [8] was confirming his status of a solid Top 10 player at the time, while Monaco [14] was doing everything he could to advance to the Top 10 (soon it happened). The Serbian player raced to a 4:0 (break point) lead in the 2nd set having won seven straight games, but Monaco obtained five games in a row, not making impression that he came back from impossible situation. From 3-all in the 3rd set, Tipsarevic got three games collecting arguably his biggest title in his first final on clay.

Tipsarevic’s route to his 3rd title:
2 Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-2
Q Bjorn Phau 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 6-4 – 4 m.p.
S Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
W Juan Monaco 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

# 2 hours 57 minutes lasted Tipsy’s quarterfinal match, in which the Serb fought off four match points returning at 5:6* in the 2nd set

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