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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-22, 27-33, 29-22 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    8 % Coria – 7 of 88
    15 % Moya – 12 of 79

    The last title in [15] Coria’s career; at the time it seemed improbable because he was only 23, and belonged to the best players in the world of years 2003-05 being the most efficient on clay during those years albeit 2005 meant the first year of Nadal’s total domination on the red surface, and it was clear that he would achieve much more than Coria in the future.
    Moya [29] initially had a few break points at 2:0, but failed to capitalize and Coria managed to win 7 games in succession. The only break of the 2nd set came at 2-all. In the 3rd set the Argentine broke twice, for the second time in the last game of the final despite Moya having a game point. Coria was very happy, it was his first title in more than a year following his triumph in Monte Carlo when he was unbeatable on clay in five consecutive tournaments. This was Moya’s fifth final in Umag and the first he had lost. Coria reached the Sopot semifinal the following week, and it was the end of his successes on clay. Since the beginning of 2006 he was struggling on this surface (8-11 record) and disappeared from the tour for 17 months. He was trying to revive his career in 2008 playing only on clay, but in vain (2-8 record).

    Coria’s route to his 9th title:
    1 Zeljko Krajan 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
    2 Felix Mantilla 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
    Q Juan C. Ferrero 6-3, 6-0
    S Filippo Volandri 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
    W Carlos Moya 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

    Serve & volley: Coria 4/4, Moya 1/1

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