Points won by each set: [ 30-20, 47-42 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
6 % Nadal – 4 of 65
13 % Murray – 10 of 74
# The first of their three Monte Carlo semifinals. It could have been Murray’s  win from the deepest deficit if he’d survived in three sets… even the 3rd set wasn’t required though. For almost entire two sets it looked like Nadal’s  inevitable triumph in more or less 90 minutes, but it lasted 40 minutes more. He led 4:1* (30-all) in the 2nd set set when Murray, attacking the net, left the ball which landed just 1-2 centimetres beside the sideline; then the Spaniard led 5:2* (30/15) – FH stop-volley – and had a match point on serve at 5:3 – Murray won an 18-stroke rally with a forehand dropshot. Another chance at 5:4* (30/15) – Nadal’s failed passing-shot. Ultimately the one-sided set turned into a dog-fight in which Murray was three points away from winning the set, one of the longest TB sets in careers of them both. In that tie-break separated them two very long rallies won by Nadal with FH & BH winners (29 & 26 strokes respectively).