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Points won by each set: | 34-33, 32-30, 42-44, 43-41, 58-53 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
25 % Nadal – 55 of 218
34 % Federer – 68 of 195

Federer saved a triple break point at 3-all in the 3rd set, he was *4:5 (0/30) in the 4th set; in the ensuing tie-break, which he won 10/8, saved two match points – the second one with a brilliant backhand passing-shot. In the deciding set, Nadal saved mini-match point at 3:4 with an overhead, in the 10th game he was two points away from losing the final. The Spaniard played 2 out of his 4 volley-winners in the last game of the championships (in near darkness).

Nadal’s route to his 29th title (100th main-level event):
1 Andreas Beck 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(0)
2 Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-3
3 Nicolas Kiefer 7-6(3), 6-2, 6-3
4 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Q Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
S Rainer Schuettler 6-1, 7-6(3), 6-4
W Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7

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