Points won by each set: [ 30-20, 36-31 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
36 % Djokovic – 21 of 58
18 % Nishikori – 11 of 59

Almost a copy of their Miami final earlier this year (in Miami the match lasted 1:28, this time 1:20 hrs). Even the scoreline could be the same, but Djokovic lost his serve leading 3:2 in the 2nd set, and had to serve to stay in the set at 4:5 (held comfortably). “I don’t need to explain that every athlete dreams of being a part of the Olympic Games,” Djokovic said about his next event – the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “I’m competing in singles and doubles. Hopefully I’ll get at least one medal.” The Serb now leads 10:2 in H2H vs Nishikori having won their last 9 meetings… 25:2 vs Berdych (!), whom he defeated in the quarterfinals saving a triple set point in the tie-break (12 wins in a row), and 12:0 vs Monfils – his semifinal victim.

Djokovic’s route to his 30th ‘Masters 1K’ title (66th overall):
2 Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6(3)
3 Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-4
Q Tomas Berdych 7-6(6), 6-4
S Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2
W Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5

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