The fifth seed clawed a deuce from 40-15 down on Riske's serve, then forcing a double-fault
as the pressure got to the Pittsburgh native.
The match ended on a Djokovic double-fault
, a fittingly awkward conclusion to a final that had plenty of stops and starts, including a brief delay during the fourth set Monday while — what else?
The Czech - who knocked out Andy Murray in the fourth round - did not drop a point on serve until the sixth game but when he did it proved costly as a backhand error and double-fault
helped his opponent to the first break.
Indeed, Berdych did not drop a point on serve until game six, but when he did, it proved fatal as a terrible backhand error and a double-fault
helped hand his opponent the first break.
Bammer, though, failed to serve out the set at 5-4, beginning the game with two serves that failed even to reach the net, hitting a further double-fault
to fall behind 0-40 and then making a forehand error as Zvonareva broke to love.
Only a double-fault
at a crucial moment in the first set tie-break swung the tie in the direction of his big-serving opponent, who immediately built on his advantage by breaking Eaton in the first game of the second set.
Subject's mouth-wiping gesture means he is embarrased that he almost called you "old boy," which is a political double-fault
and loss of serve.
A nervy-looking Ward, who reached the semi-finals at Queen's last month, lost his first service game courtesy of a double-fault
and a wildly over-hit forehand.
Having missed four break point opportunities in the Argentinian's first two service games alone, Roddick finally broke the 15th seed via a double-fault
for a 3-2 lead.
The defending Wimbledon champion then clinched the tie-break after a double-fault
from his opponent.
I probably should have kept it together a little bit more, not hit an angry double-fault
," Roddick said.
The Serb then double-faulted
as Baghdatis broke back and in the tiebreak Djokovic threw his racket in disgust after another double-fault
put the Cypriot on top.