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Last Updated: Monday, 4 July, 2005, 11:27 GMT 12:27 UK
Hawk-Eye analysis: Federer v Roddick
Andy Roddick tried everything he could against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men's singles final but could not stop the Swiss star easing to his third successive title in SW19.

Federer claimed a 6-2 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 victory in one hour 41 minutes and afterwards Roddick admitted the world number one was "probably as close as there's been to unbeatable".

Here Hawk-Eye shows some stats from the final to demonstrate how Federer outclassed his American opponent.

Hawk-Eye graphic showing Roddick's service statistics against Federer

Roddick's main weapon is his huge serve (135mph top speed), with which he targeted the Federer backhand.

But the Swiss star managed to return far more than Roddick's previous opponents (often with a straightforward block returns) and the American had just seven aces.

Hawk-Eye graphic showing Federer's service statistics from the Wimbledon final

Federer also served largely to his opponent's backhand, but the greater precision helped him serve 11 aces - one on a second serve in the final game.

Hawk-Eye graphic showing the position from where Roddick hit his third shot

This graphic depicts the point at which Roddick hit his third shot during a rally, showing how he was trying to come into the net at the earliest opportunity - a total of 42 approaches in total.

Hawk-Eye graphic showing the position from where Federer hit his third shot

Federer though was happier to stay back early on, soak up the Roddick attack and turn defence into his own attack with a series of superb passing shots.

And when he did come in he won 17 of his 25 approaches, a 68% success rate.




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