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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 33-23, 25-17 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Youzhny – 15 of 48
    24 % Lacko – 12 of 50

    Pretty boring final, the first one in Lacko’s [97] career. Youzhny [39] controlled the match throughout, his dominance was especially visible in the course of sets when he collected 13 straight points. Once he got a break in the 2nd set he only focused on his own service games and converted the first match point with a backhand winner from the ad-court box. “This was my best match of the tournament,” Youzhny said. “I gained some confidence here but I don’t want to think about whether I will be in the top 10 again or not.”

    Youzhny’s route to his 8th title:
    1 Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 7-6(4)
    2 Grega Zemlja 6-1, 6-3
    Q Ivo Karlovic 7-6(10), 3-6, 7-6(6)
    S Michael Berrer 6-3, 6-4
    W Lukas Lacko 6-2, 6-3

    Youzhny saved 7 set points vs Ivo in the 1st set (three at *3:5 & in the tie-break at 4:6*, 7:8 & 9:10)

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