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Old 01-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #1652
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Originally Posted by Bobby Jr View Post
Lots of grinding? Average rally length was only 4 point something.
Yes, lots of grinding. Rallies were short, but there were a lot of them, a lot of games were played, and a lot of games went to deuce.

Federer also made 16 backhand errors and only hit 6 winners (Tsonga uneblievably hit 28 backhand errors and only 4 winners)
Federer typically does not hit many winners with his backhand. He went DTL and often either won the point outright or wrong-footed Tsonga and gained control over the point.

How did Federer win the final set?
Tsonga was gassed in the final set. The final set was hardly competitive and does not reflect their level of play during the first 4.
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