wb06federer_ancic

wb06federer_ancic

Points won by each set: [ 31-27, 31-23, 30-25 ]
Points won directly on serve:
34 % Federer – 29 of 87
33 % Ancic – 27 of 80

Ancic [10] paid the price for a demanding win over a teenage Djokovic. Of course he was an underdog against Federer [1], but perhaps he could have made the things a bit tighter if he had beaten the Serbian easier a day before. That 3x 6-4 scoreline is actually more balanced than the progress of it because Federer obtained breaks at the beginning of each set, in the 3rd set he already led *3:0 (40/30) when his concentration went away for a few minutes, and the Croat even had a break point for 4-all, and the ball in play – Federer passed him with a forehand. That quarterfinal snapped Ancic’s 9-match winning streak.

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