USO: 13th in 13
Novak and Rafa in a final. Remember when that was a new thing? Now, it kind of feels like old times. Especially a final at the US Open. They’d played two before with the head-to-head tied at one a piece – this was the tiebreaker. The buzz before hand was all “too close to pick” and “how long will it last?” Given how long that Australian Open final was in 2012 when both were playing as good as they were going into tonight, my main thought was, “will we all come out of this alive and in one piece?” We did. And we are smiling. Rafa wins his second US Open title 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
When I think where we were a year ago – shocked that Rafa would pull out of a slam and worried about what that meant only to have that worry justified as the withdrawals just kept coming, I’m on awe of where we are right now: once again celebrating a victory in a tournament many felt Rafa would never win. Rafa: you amaze.
|Statistics on Serve|
|1st Serve %||64%||68%|
|1st Serve Points Won||51/78 (65%)||40/69 (58%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||24/43 (56%)||16/33 (48%)|
|Break Points Saved||8/11 (73%)||5/12 (42%)|
|Service Games Played||17||17|
|Statistics on Return|
|1st Return Points Won||29/69 (42%)||27/78 (35%)|
|Second Return Points Won||17/33 (52%)||19/43 (44%)|
|Break Points Won||7/12 (58%)||3/11 (27%)|
|Return Games Played||17||17|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||75/121 (62%)||56/102 (55%)|
|Total Return Points Won||46/102 (45%)||46/102 (45%)|
|Total Points Won||121/223 (54%)||102/223 (46%)|
|Net Approaches||17/23 (74%)||22/36 (61%)|
More in depth stats can be found here.