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Re: how is davydenko so good after such a long layoff?

A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.

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are you accusing him of doping?
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if I was a betting man, I would say it's a result of hard work.
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Re: how is davydenko so good after such a long layoff?

Clean striker, swift returner.

Not unlike Agassi, Davy's strokes are so sound that he's well suited to quick comebacks. Notwithstanding the fact that he plays some 30 events a year and has a legion of detractors, Kolya has such natural feel and ability that he's been able to pick up where he left off more quickly than some. I don't know it for a fact, but I think he's a guy who relies less on match practice than someone like Nadal, who as we know burns up the practice courts.
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and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic.
Not so. He takes the ball incredibly early, and strikes one of the cleanest balls on tour.
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Clean striker, swift returner.

Not unlike Agassi, Davy's strokes are so sound that he's well suited to quick comebacks. Notwithstanding the fact that he plays some 30 events a year and has a legion of detractors, Kolya has such natural feel and ability that he's been able to pick up where he left off more quickly than some. I don't know it for a fact, but I think he's a guy who relies less on match practice than someone like Nadal, who as we know burns up the practice courts.

that pretty much sums it up just about right except for one thing. he too works out like mad and burns up the practice courts.

his game requires it or he loses his sharpness.

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A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.
An he's able to generate great angles too

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Apparently Kolya was smart enough to take enough to time to be properly healed and playing well again, unlike most people.

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Re: how is davydenko so good after such a long layoff?

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A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.
You are kidding, right? One of not that many guys who hits equally well from both sides, loves to take the ball on the rise, changes direction effortlessly, one of the best returners out there. In fact, serve is the only thing that comes to mind as not being a weapon.
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