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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-25, 25-8, 39-39, 32-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    49 % Berrettini – 51 of 104
    28 % Hurkacz – 34 of 121

    It was rather inexplicable what happened after Berrettini [9] saved a break point at 2:3 with a powerful service winner down the T. The Italian obtained 11 games in a row, overwhelming his opponent with serves and forehands; even if one of players has a better forehand, when their height is similarly impressive (~195 cm in this case), they should go toe-to-toe on grass with the help of serving. Hurkacz [18] somehow looked like a player ~15 cm shorter than the Italian. The Pole avoided a humiliation; when he was two points away from defeat at *4:5 and 5:6 his moderate serves worked well. In the 7/3 tie-break he hit his lone backhand winner to lead *5:2 when responded with a tight passing-shot to Berrettini’s good FH dropshot. As a few times in the past, after escaping from a defeat, Hurkacz began the following set not being able to hold. Berrettini committed his only double fault serving for the match, but another four points he easily won with the help of his best shot to become the first man from Italy in the Wimbledon final (the best Italian in history, Adriano Panatta played just one Wimbledon quarterfinal – 1979).

    Serve & volley: Berrettini 1/1, Hurkacz 4/5
    Dropshots: Berrettini 5/8, Hurkacz 5/5

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