Points won by each set: | 33-22, 22-34, 36-26, 42-38 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
34 % Djokovic – 38 of 109
21 % Tomic – 31 of 144

The teenager Tomic [158] became the youngest Wimbledon quarterfinalist since Becker in the mid 80s (Tomic was a bit older than Ivanisevic in 1990; the Croat was Tomic’s adviser during Wimbledon ’11), so could have been expected from him to repeat advancement to the quarterfinals many times in the 10s – it didn’t happen though, nine years later when I write it, it’s still his best Slam performance. Djokovic [2] needed to work hard throughout the match, admittedly he broke twice in the opener, but each of those games went to four deuces. The Australian led 3:1* in the 3rd set when Djokovic won seven games in a row. The Serb trailed *4:5 (0/30) in the 4th set, then played very well from the baseline to win the last three games and the match in 2 hours 41 minutes.

Serve & volley: Djokovic 2/2, Tomic 0

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