toronto10murray_federer

toronto10murray_federer

Points won by each set: [ 35-34, 35-30 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
28 % Murray – 19 of 66
22 % Federer – 15 of 68

The official time of that final is 2:05 hrs, but it was suspended due to rain three times in the 2nd set – one of those suspensions lasted 18 minutes, and the time-clock wasn’t stopped then, so in my calculations the proper time should be 1 hour 47 minutes… The Brit began the final with a double break leading 3:0, then he led 5:3* (30/0), but at 5-all Federer had a game point to play an awful dropshot. There were two breaks in a row at 2-all, and the Swiss led 5:4 as Murray firmly held at ‘love’. He broke in the following game with his third break chance, and at 6:5 (30/40) he delivered his two fastest serves of the day, producing two aces. Federer [3] saved the first match point, but on the second one Murray forced his FH-lob error. “It was obviously very difficult for both of us,” said Murray [4] about the rainy final. “Closing a match out against Roger is difficult, but with rain delays you have more time to think about it.”

Murray’s route to his 15th title:
2 Xavier Malisse 7-5, 6-2
3 Gael Monfils 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Q David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-2
S Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4
W Roger Federer 7-5, 7-5

# In the 1-hour 44-minute semifinal, Murray defeated Nadal after much more tough match than the scoreline would suggest; he came back on serve from (15/40) at 3-all in the 1st & 3:4 in the 2nd set

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