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Points won directly behind the serve:
45 % Ivanisevic – 74 of 164
40 % Rafter – 56 of 139

Rafter [10] was two points away from the title leading 7:6* (30/0) in the 5th set. They played just four times against each other, it was their last meeting. Ivanisevic [125] was also two points away from losing his semifinal to Henman which makes him the only Grand Slam champion of the Open Era, who has been so close to defeat in his last two matches (each of them lasted 3 hours 2 minutes!)

Ivanisevic’s route to his 22nd title:
1 Fredrik Jonsson 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
2 Carlos Moya 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
3 Andy Roddick 7-6(5), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
4 Greg Rusedski 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4
Q Marat Safin 7-6(2), 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3)
S Tim Henman 7-5, 6-7(6), 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
W Patrick Rafter 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7

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