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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 40-39, 25-8, 46-35, 35-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    34 % Roddick – 42 of 121
    18 % Youzhny – 24 of 132

    The 24-year-old players entered that semifinal with 2:2 in their H2H rivalry. Roddick [10] led 6:5* (30/0) in the opener, he was two points away from taking the set also at 5-all in the tie-break. In the 3rd set, the Russian [54] came thrice within four points to build a 2-1 advantage in sets, as he led 5:4 & 6:5 Roddick held at ‘love’ though. The American took five points in a row trailing *2:3 in the tie-break, and got the decisive break leading 4:3 in the 4th set. Youzhny saved a triple match point in the following game after spectacular rallies, yet Roddick finished him off with an ace & volley (2 hours & 45 minutes)… Youzhny will play his second & last major semifinal also at the US Open, four years later.

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