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US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

He had a slow start and was down a break 3-4 in the first set but then cruised after that as he should
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

NID, Russell doesn't have the weapons to hurt Kolya

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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Dind't like the way he served. He was using the serve just to start the point. No pressure at all on Russell to return.
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Davydenko's clean shots are
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?
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for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?
pretty well, striking the ball early, but the test will come in R2 (Gasquet). Russell's game just suits Davy perfectly, as he can counterstrike everything with double power
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

He started off a bit slow but then he just dominated the match.

Davydenko played some good tennis.

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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

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for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?
I watchd only patches of it. I found his serve rather harmless, as soon as the rally was on, he tried to dominate it, Russel went for a shoot out and more often than not committed the error. Nikolay groaned a lot.

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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Comme ci, comme ca. Don't think he enjoyed the heat too much. His serve was kind of powderpuff. But he dind't do to many mistakes also he didn't took too many risks. I think it was a typicall 1st round match between a top 10 player and an outsider.
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

thanks for the info guys
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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

The match was just comfortable, Nikolay wasn't at 100% intensity, he could have stepped it up, didn't need to. He hit the ball well, moved well, did his usual things. I think he's going to beat Gasquet in R2, I don't think it's a great match-up for Richie.

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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

never in doubt

feed Denko with tempo and same pace balls and your done

he was rusty though
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Russell should retired

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Re: US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Kolya got better as match went on
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