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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-17, 26-11, 26-15 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    40 % Federer – 24 of 59
    18 % Bjorkman – 12 of 64

    The most one-sided Wimbledon semifinal of the Open Era, but everyone expected that Federer [1] would win it in straight sets against the 34-year-old Swede [59], who had played just one major semifinal, nine years before. There was *3:2 for the Swiss when he won 11 games in a row. In the opening two sets he seemed to be extremely focused, in the 3rd set he relaxed, and I guess he played it without any specific pattern. Five years earlier, an inexperienced Federer defeated Bjorkman at Wimbledon in straight sets as well (7-6, 6-3, 7-6), then it was a serve-and-volley battle.

    Serve & volley: Federer 2/2, Bjorkman 5/12

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