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Q. You didn’t face a break point throughout the match, but you did find yourself one point away from going to a third set. Is that an unusual’ thing? Does that occur to you? Are you aware of that?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I wasn’t sure if I had to face break point. Now that you say it, I look back and I don’t remember facing break point, that’s true.
Novak did a good job staying with it, starting to raise his game even though things weren’t going well for him. He also had a couple tough situations to come through, which he did well.
I thought as the match went on it was going to get more difficult. It was important for me to get out of that second set, even though I wouldn’t have been worried about the third set. Anything could have happened there anyway, but it would have given Novak that much more time to get into the match and maybe try out a few more things and get comfortable.
He did a good job to come back in the breaker, and he did definitely start to play some of those amazing shots we know he can do towards the end of the second set.
I don’t want to say that got me worried, but I could see he was finding his range and making it super athletic the way he likes it.
It was a special breaker, and like you said, one moment I think I got it; then he thinks he has it. At the end I just snatched it.
Yeah, it was nail‑biting is at the end.

 

More of the interview: http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2012-08-20/10527.php

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