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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 AM   #227
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Originally Posted by NatF View Post
That's odd, I remember Tsonga just bulldozing Federer on his service games through the last 2 sets. I would have expected it to be near equal or Tsonga to have the edge.
Tsonga would have had the AM edge if he'd won more points overall, but he trailed in total points by 136-146.

Despite the pressure on his serve, Federer still managed to win 78% of his 1st serve points, compared to Tsonga's 73%. And on second serve Federer also led, 71% to 67%.

The reason Tsonga won the match while winning fewer points overall is that he converted 3 break points while Federer converted only one.

In other words Tsonga was better than Federer on the most important points (the break points).
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