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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 35-29, 45-45 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % Wawrinka – 25 of 76
    26 % Baghdatis – 21 of 78

    The Cypriot [57], who hasn’t won an ATP tournament since Sydney 2010, committed six double faults in the opening set, including three in the 10th game! No breaks of serve in the 2nd set (only one deuce), and Wawrinka led *4:1 in the tie-break, then he saved five set points… 5:6 (service winner), 7:8 (FH error), 8:9* (BH error), 9:10 (BH winner), 11:12 (FH winner) to finally convert his fourth match point when Baghdatis’ backhand slice landed a few centimeters wide. It’s been the longest tie-break in careers of both players (previous longest: Wawrinka |12/14| twice, Baghdatis |11/13| thrice). Wawrinka improves his H2H vs Baghdatis to 6-0, and his record in main-level finals to 13-9 (it was 4-9 in June 2013!). “It’s an amazing end to the week,” said Wawrinka [4]. “It was [a] tough beginning, but I was always trying to fight, always trying to improve day by day even if I wasn’t playing great at the beginning. I’m really happy to have another trophy. It’s amazing feeling, especially today when I was playing some really good tennis. It was a tough final against Marcos. We always play some tough match.”

    Wawrinka’s route to his 13th title:
    1 Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
    2 Franco Skugor 7-5, 6-1
    Q Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-1
    S Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 3-0 ret.
    W Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6(13)

    # Wawrinka trailed *4:5 (0/30) in the 3rd set vs Stakhovsky

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