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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 37-41, 30-17, 44-38 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Rublev – 23 of 95
    21 % Rune – 24 of 112

    The young Dane [9] has lost matches “1-2” and “2-3” when he built the biggest advantage in the deciders, to the same player – six years older Rublev! In Melbourne earlier this year, Rune led 5:2* in the decider, 6:5 (40/15) and 5:0 in the super tie-break before eventually losing 9/11. This time around, he found himself 4:1* (30/0) in the deciding set, but from the start of the set, he was indicating cramps, something that often bothers him. [6] Rublev, who had a tendency to dwell on wasted chances in the past, managed to erase those negative thoughts from his mind and has become an example of a player who can come back from seemingly impossible situations. He saved a mini-match point at 1:4, then at 4:5 he held at ‘love’. At 5-all, he capitalized on Rune’s overhead errors winning the first two points of that game with the help of moon-lobs. Rune lost his temper and hit two balls out of the Centre Court, ultimately dropping 12 out of the last 14 points. “I was hoping deep inside that at least maybe I would have one chance,” Rublev said after the 2-hour 33-minute final. “Maybe at least try to play until the end. Because I remember the previous finals mentally I was not ready and when I was thinking [I had] no chance to win anymore and I was going mentally completely down.”

    Rublev’s route to his 13th title:
    2 Jaume Munar 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
    3 Karen Khachanov 7-6(4), 6-2
    Q Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1, 7-6(5)
    S Taylor Fritz 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
    W Holger Rune 5-7, 6-2, 7-5

    Serve & volley: Rublev 0, Rune 2/2
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Djokovic lost in the third round, just third match in his 19-year-old career leading with a set and a break (two-game cushion at least):

    Cincinnati 2005: Gonzalez 6-3, 6-7, 4-6… 4:2* in 2nd set
    Rome 2012: Berdych 6-2, 5-7, 4-6… 5:2* in 2nd set
    Monte Carlo 2023: Musetti 6-4, 5-7, 4-6… *4:2 in 2nd set

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