wb18djokovic_anderson

wb18djokovic_anderson

Points won by each set: [ 25-14, 32-21, 43-39 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % Djokovic – 33 of 94
31 % Anderson – 25 of 80

Both players after extreme semifinals (Anderson 6:36 hrs and Djokovic 5:15 hrs), but as expected by the majority of observers, from the beginning Anderson [8] looked like a player more tired (he’d also played more than a 4-hour quarterfinal). In two ‘6-2’ sets the Serbian broke in the first and fifth games. Anderson had nothing to lose in the 3rd set and found some reserves, he not only played his standard tennis – he was better than Djokovic [17], creating break points in three consecutive games, two of them meant set points. He was not able to keep his very good service disposition in the 3/7 tie-break though, dropping two service points before the change of ends (1:5).

Djokovic’s route to the title:
W Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3)
S Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9), 3-6, 10-8
Q Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
4 Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
3 Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
2 Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
1 Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 6-1, 6-2

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