Points won by each set: [ 31-23, 43-42, 21-30, 31-24, 47-40 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
23 % Ferrer – 40 of 168
25 % Tipsarevic – 41 of 164
A few days ago 36-year-old Ferrer  retired in the US Open ’18 first round and said that he’d play just a few events more in 2019…
Because of that I think it’s pretty safe to write that in the US Open ’12 he played his third longest match producing one of the biggest comebacks in his very long career (trailed *1:4, 0/30 in the decider when hit the line with his second serve) also manufacturing his second career-best in aces… Tipsarevic  was perhaps playing his best tennis between the end of the 2nd set and the mid of the 4th set. He saved four mini-set points at 5-all in the 2nd set (two forehand winners, two service winners), broke at 2-all in the 3rd after the longest game of the match (four deuces; finished the game with 3 backhand winners!). He wasted a double break point at 1-all in the 4th set; 3-all later on… There was a 7-minute break before the 5th set because the Serb needed a treatment to his ankle. He led with a break, then was two points away from advancement to the semifinal leading 5:4* (30/15) – Ferrer  got three consecutive points. In the last few games Tipsarevic was playing with pain in his right groin.