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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 33-20, 38-37 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    33 % Baghdatis – 22 of 65
    4 % Rochus – 3 of 63

    In the course of years 2009/2010 Baghdatis enjoyed the best period in his career, at least as far matches/titles are concerned. He lost a tough encounter to the great Nadal 4-6 6-3 4-6 in Beijing ’09, and it boosted his confidence: won 17 out of his next 18 matches, including three titles (Tashkent – Challenger; Stockholm & Sydney – ATP). Claiming the Swedish title it was generally a piece of cake, however, he got a walkover from the main favorite Soderling in the semis. In the final, the 24-year-old Cypriot [66] defeated 17 cm shorter Rochus [87] trailing 2:4* in the 2nd set. “It’s a great feeling and I’m so happy. It’s been a long while since I’ve won a tournament, especially an ATP tournament.” said Baghdatis, “Last year was really hard for me, so it’s great to have this win today. I don’t really know what to say right now, I’m just happy. I wish it continues.”

    Baghdatis’ route to his 3rd title:
    1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 6-2
    2 Robert Kendrick 6-2, 6-2
    Q Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-4
    S Robin Soderling w/o
    W Olivier Rochus 6-1, 7-5

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