Ugh. What a gallery of missed opportunities from Denko in that second set, where he was most definitely the better player on most occasions. Got 284730740174 BPs, failed to convert (in all honesty: a lot of it due to Tipsy's gutsy play) and of course gets broken himself at the tail end of set #2. Where's the barf-smiley when you need it.
Granted, kolya went really passive after getting 0-40 on 5-4 in the 2nd set, but i think he did something to his groin again on the deep shot from tipsy at 15-40. He was moving around gingerly after that and the pace of his shots were gone.
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
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Because this was was tragic from Davydenko- winning the rallies in such style and collapsing at just the wrong moments- 3 set points evaporated, after have several break points earlier in the set. Just