Points won by each set: [ 28-17, 28-35, 33-19 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
22 % Murray – 17 of 74
18 % Del Potro – 16 of 86

Night session, one of the first meetings in their rivalry – this rivalry would offer much more intriguing encounters if Del Potro didn’t struggle with so many injuries over the years… At the beginning Del Potro [7] was a bit lethargic after his sensational 3-hour win over Nadal and began with *0:5. In the 2nd set he looked much better being inspired by supportive crowd. Murray [4] – as a clever tactician – changed the pace in the decider serving faster both, 1st & 2nd serves, and got in that set more points directly behind the serve than in two preceding sets (10 vs 7). It allowed him to fight harder in Del Potro’s service games, and from *1:2 the Scot managed to win five straight games for the second time that evening. A couple of months later they play another 3-set hardcourt match, and Murray wins the decider easily again (in terms of the scoreline, because their Miami’s 3rd set lasted almost 50 minutes) which makes the third case within 15 months that Del Potro loses to Murray receiving treatments in deciding sets (due to shoulder injury the Argentine retired in their first meeting in Rome ’08, a few minutes after quite bizarre circumstances when they were exchanging verbal remarks during the change of ends).

Serve & volley: Murray 1/3, Del Potro 0

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