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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-16, 37-29, 24-34, 39-40 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    29 % Berdych – 38 of 129
    14 % Ferrer – 17 of 118

    Looking in retrospect, it was [7] Berdych’s best chance to win a major. He was 29 at the time, very experienced, entered the event as a double Davis Cup champion and blew four opponents off the court. Against Ferrer [3] he almost did the same – he wasted a double break point at 2-all in the 3rd set to lose five straight games. The 4th set (break at 2-all) was quite specific: Berdych held five times, but he hadn’t easy life in any of his service games (saved break points in three games, besides once was 15/30 and once 0/30)… In the semifinal Berdych faced his peer Wawrinka being a slight favorite and the rest is history – Wawrinka won it, then he took advantage of Nadal’s injury in the final to obtain the first of his three major titles. Prior to 2014 it was tough to expect Wawrinka would win a Grand Slam title instead of Berdych.

    Serve & volley: Berdych 0/1, Ferrer 0
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Their H2H was finished at 8-all, in Melbourne occurred a match of the highest stake between them – they needed 35 sets to co-create the first and only tie-break!

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