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  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  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.