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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 30-20, 41-40, 41-34 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Djokovic – 24 of 100
    28 % Tsitsipas – 30 of 106

    A lot at stake – Tsitsipas [4] could become no. 1 in the world for the first time in his career, and Djokovic [5] could equal his mind-boggling rivalry with Nadal in terms of Grand Slam titles. The Serb was a clear favorite having defeated Tsitsipas nine times in a row. Already in the 2nd game of the final, when the Greek couldn’t find his proper service-forehand timing, I was pretty convinced it’d be extremely difficult for him to steal a set. Nonetheless, he created a set point leading 5:4* in the 2nd set: Djokovic constructed a perfect baseline rally and calmly hit a winner – took the tie-break 7/4. Afterward, he took a toilet break which lasted seven minutes, and lost a bit of his intensity; Tsitsipas got a break, losing it immediately. For the rest of the set, it was like waiting for the inevitable. In the 2nd tie-break, Djokovic raced to a 5:0* lead and converted his third match point with the help of unclean forehand which landed on the baseline forcing opponent’s error. He didn’t overreact as he knows that the sweetest thing it’ll be claiming his 23rd title in Paris. Given Nadal’s physical problems since Wimbledon ’22, the Serb may realistically think about conquering Paris for the third time in his career. Of course, Alcaraz might be among the main favorites, but lately, he struggles with different injuries and has lost his aura of a potential ruler of this decade.

    Djokovic’s route to his 93rd title (record-tying 22nd Slam):
    1 Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
    2 Enzo Couacaud 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0
    3 Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-4
    4 Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
    Q Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
    S Tommy Paul 7-5, 6-1, 6-2
    W Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5)

    Serve & volley: Djokovic 1/1, Tsitsipas 2/2
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    In the only lost set in the fortnight, to Couacaud [191, qalifier], Djokovic led 3:0 & *5:4 in the tie-break.

    He saved three set points vs Dimitrov; comparison of SP-sets with the greatest active rivals of the Serb:
    70-43 Nadal (61%)
    66-38 Murray (63%)
    66-56 Djokovic (58%)

    Their MP-matches:
    17-8 Nadal (68%)
    16-3 Djokovic (84%)
    14-6 Murray (70%)

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