Points won by each set: [ 24-33, 52-48, 28-17 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % Blake – 35 of 102
26 % Calleri – 26 of 100

A miracle comeback, against all odds, which turned to be a title worth victory! After reaching the final in Cincinnati, the 28-year-old Blake [6] complained on stomach problems, but he decided to participate in his home tournament to not upset his fans… He was outplayed for more than an hour by hard-hitting Argentine [48] and his attitude didn’t indicate he would like to fight, actually giving an impression “Ok. I can pack my bags to prepare for the US Open longer”… 3-6 *3:5 from his perspective, Calleri not broken once, then serving for the match, a quick 40/0 – triple match point: Blake attacked the net w/BH slice hitting the sideline (forced an error), then fired two consecutive passing-shot winners. At ‘deuce’ Calleri played a shaky forehand and Blake smiled like he felt that all of a sudden he found a chance to win a virtually lost match. He broke back, dropped his serve again, but Calleri failed to serve the match out for the second time at 6:5 (15/0). The decider was a one-way traffic, Calleri lost his composure, mumbling something to his opponent at change of ends. Blake won another three matches and the title – the last one in his career despite being on the tour for the following six years. Astonishingly, for Calleri it was the third MP-up defeat within four tournaments (following 6-0, 6-7, 5-7 defeat to Koubek in Kitzbuhel & 6-7, 6-2, 6-7 to Kohlschreiber in Cincinnati).

Blake’s route to his 10th & last title:
2 Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-2
3 Agustin Calleri 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-1 – 3 m.p.
Q Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-2
S Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2)
W Mardy Fish 7-5, 6-4

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