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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Aces by each set: Stakhovsky – 17 (5, 5, 4, 3)… Federer – 17 (9, 2, 4, 2)
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    30 % Stakhovsky – 51 of 165
    32 % Federer – 52 of 158

    When everyone thought that the art of serve-and-volley at the highest level of men’s tennis belongs to the past, the 27-year-old Ukrainian [116] displayed a beautiful 3-hour offensive performance to create one of the biggest upsets in the Wimbledon history. Federer [3] entered the match as a defending champion while his opponent made a debut on Centre Court. Every set was very tense & could have gone either way:

    # Federer saved two mini-set points in the opener: at 4-all with an ace, at 5-all after 18-stroke rally – the longest rally in the contest
    # at 5-all in the 2nd set Stakhovsky saved a double mini-set point with two service winners on Federer’s backhand; S.S. was two points away from a 0-2 deficit at 5-all in the tie-break…
    # 3rd set: the Ukrainian was again two points from losing a set, at *4:5 (15/30) – he played one of his three best backhands in the match then
    # Stakhovsky saved a set point at *5:6 with a reflex-BH volley
    The 32-year-old Swiss lost his first match at majors before the quarterfinals for the first time since Roland Garros 2004 (!) when defeated him a former 3-time champion of the event – Gustavo Kuerten. Stakhovsky didn’t take the opportunity of the wide-open section in the draw, losing his another match to Jurgen Melzer. It was 19th major event for the Ukrainian, who failed to pass the third round for the fourth time…

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