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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Tipsarevic – 25 of 80
    30 % Djokovic – 17 of 56

    Arguably the biggest win in Tipsarevic’s career. Admittedly he also defeated his friend & compatriot at the Year End Championships in London six months before, but circumstances were very specific: winning that last round robin match didn’t guarantee Djokovic advancement to the semifinals, and he didn’t try to play his best while Tipsarevic hadn’t any chances to move further, so the encounter had an exhibition vibe pretty much. Djokovic [1] was two points away from the 1st set at 6:5* (30-all) – Tipsarevic [8] played a forehand winner then. The only break of the match came at 4:2 in the 2nd set. Two games later the older Serbian squandered a triple match point, and saved three break points serving to place himself in the last four. Djokovic blamed too slippery court for his defeat: “In 2013, if they play on blue [clay], they can have their own tournament but I am not coming for sure. It is simple – no blue clay for me. The test has failed. I want to forget this week as soon as possible and move on to the real clay courts” In the semifinal Tipsarevic quickly lost to Federer. It’s one out of three Tipsy’s semifinals at the Masters 1K level (two other occurred at the Canadian Open).

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