Originally Posted by krosero
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).
given fed had only one breakpoint, he surely couldn't convert more than one ?
tsonga went for it in the early stages of each set in set 3, 4 and 5 and got a break each , but otherwise, he was winning very few points on fed's serve ... fed was getting more times into 30, 40 on tsonga's serve, but couldn't get to BPs .... his return was sorely lacking and he was pretty passive from the ground ...