wb06federer_nadal

Points won by each set: | 27-12, 42-39, 35-40, 29-22 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
37 % Federer – 45 of 120
24 % Nadal – 31 of 126

The first of their three consecutive Wimbledon finals and one month after a defeat in the French Open final in four sets, Federer avenges in four sets (but should have been in three). Nadal [2] was very nervous at the beginning of his first Wimbledon final, but saved a game point to avoid losing the opening seven games and led 5:3* when Federer [1] easily took three straight games. The Swiss improved in the tie-break from 1:3 to 6:3 before converting his third set point. In the 3rd set Federer, serving second, acted like he wanted to win another set in the tie-break to finish the championship not dropping a set, but failed losing five straight points from 2-all in the second tie-break, so he accelerated in the 4th set quickly establishing an insurmountable *5:1 lead.

Federer’s route to his 39th title:
1 Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
2 Tim Henman 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
3 Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-4
4 Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Q Mario Ancic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
S Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
W Rafael Nadal 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3

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