uo09federer_djokovic

uo09federer_djokovic

Points won by each set: [ 43-37, 38-35, 38-33 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % Federer – 37 of 109
27 % Djokovic – 32 of 115

# Almost a copy of their US Open final two years before, especially in terms of the points (Federer even won the same amount!). The progress was different though – in the US Open ’07 final Djokovic had many set points in the two opening sets; in their second straight NY semifinal, he put himself in a quite good position to win only the 1st set as he led *4:2 & 5:4 (30-all). In the 2nd set his best outlook appeared at 3-all (30/0) on Federer’s serve, in the 3rd he squandered a double mini-set point at 4-all (Federer played a great point at the net, then forced a forehand error). The Swiss [1] delivered magic in the last game of the match – leading 30/0 he chased a volley-lob and passed Djokovic [4] with a tweener – it was absolutely incredible shot, perhaps the fastest possible in that position; it gave Federer a triple match point and being very relaxed he run around his backhand to finish the contest with a thundering forehand return.

Comparison of their two three-setters at the US Open:
2007 (final): Federer d. Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 6-4… 2 hours 24 minutes… Total points: 119-103
2009 (SF): Federer d. Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 7-5… 2 hours 34 minutes… Total points: 119-105

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