toronto02canas_roddick

Points won by each set: [ 28-23, 33-27 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % Canas – 19 of 56
41 % Roddick – 23 of 55

Amazing route to the title, especially in retrospective with the knowledge how young Roddick, and Federer (!) developed afterwards. “Day by day, I felt more confidence in my game,” the 24-year-old Canas [19] said. “It’s nice to feel you can beat anybody on the tour. Maybe I surprised myself. I knew before that I could do it, but I never did it. It feels great to beat five of the top 10 players in the world in one tournament.” The Argentine broke at 4-all in the opener and again to start the 2nd set (with Roddick’s two double faults), but the American [12] came back immediately; he led 5:4* (30/40) when Canas took the final 11 points. “To play against this type of player you have to concentrate, be very focused,” said Canas. “It was the key to beating him.”

Canas’ route to his 3rd title:
1 Roger Federer 7-6(10), 7-5
2 Paradorn Srichaphan 6-2, 6-1
3 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-2
Q Marat Safin 7-5, 6-3
S Tommy Haas 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)
W Andy Roddick 6-4, 7-5

# Saved three set points in the 1st set vs Federer, three points away from defeat to Haas

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