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Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

Nadal didn't really have to do much here. Davydenko didn't really show up to play.
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

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Nadal didn't really have to do much here. Davydenko didn't really show up to play.
Yes, but Nadal was still impressive at times... Well played and well done.
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

Expected straights sets beatdown.

Just hand Nadal the Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros titles.
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

It was closer than the score indicates. A lot of long, hard won games by Nadal, who showed that he was so much a better mover.

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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

Davydenko wasn't patient enough, he played like it was still Miami.
39 ue's is too many in 2 sets.

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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

More cannon fodder for Nadal.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

EEEEAAAASSSYYY... didn't have to play his best, never tested at all.

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Denko did a half-arsed attempt to play in that second set... but never stood any chance. See you back in Rome Denko.

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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

Not that great Rafa, tbh.

Loving the slice
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

It looked so routine for Rafa. Fixer had his chances to get back in the second set but he had so many UE'e. I was hoping for a bagel but this is good too.
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

Routine win for Nadal. Davydenko was never in good enough form this tournament to pose much of a threat.
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

He returned much better than he served in the 2nd set, but his serve was working just fine in the 1st set. Since his game isn't serve-dependent anyway, it doesn't matter. He's in the Final, that's what's important.

Now he has to play a doubles SF. I'm hoping for a quick out in that one.

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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

rafa well played some nice dropshots in the 1st set, he really didn't have to play very good to beat the fixer today. still making him hit one more volley every time made the difference. onto the final

btw, TBE kolya really showed rafa who's the boss
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

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It was closer than the score indicates. A lot of long, hard won games by Nadal, who showed that he was so much a better mover.
Exactly! Daydenko wasn't that bad. Nadal's service games were'nt easy, Davydenko was always fighting.

I dont think it was that bad for Davydenko. WEll done Nadal and Davydenko
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Re: Monte Carlo SF: Nadal def Davydenko 6-3 6-2

True, didn't mean imply Nadal wasn't impressive. I was just kind of anticipating an encounter similar to their Rome match last year, though Davydenko's form coming into this match left much to be desired.
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