wb09federer_roddick

Points won by each set: | 33-35, 39-35, 41-39, 23-30, 81-74 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
44 % Federer – 88 of 197
41 % Roddick – 98 of 239

The most games (77) and the most aces (77) in a major final (Open Era). Previous record as far as games are concerned: 66 – Arthur Ashe d. Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (US Open ’68)… Roddick led *6:2 in the 2nd set tie-break and squandered two mini-MPs at 9-all in the 5th set (service winner & forehand volley). He was broken once in the last game of the final – lost three straight points in the end with ground-stroke errors. # Roddick’s second similar defeat at Wimbledon, I mean he succumbed a five-setter winning more standard games & being within a few points of winning all sets he lost.

Federer’s route to his 60th title:
1 Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
2 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
3 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-1
4 Robin Soderling 6-4, 7-6(5), 7-6(5)
Q Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-5, 7-6(3)
S Tommy Haas 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-3
W Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14

# Comparison of Roddick’s two similar defeats at Wimbledon (in parentheses points away from winning the sets he lost):
2007 (QF): Gasquet d. Roddick 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 8-6… 3 hours 34 minutes… Total points: 182-167… (5, 2, 6)… Breaks: 2-3
2009 (F): Federer d. Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14… 4 hours 16 minutes… Total points: 223-213… (1, 3, 5)… Breaks: 1-2

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