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I'm Proud of Davydenko . . .

Safin, has always been placed higher than Davydenko, not neccesarily in the rankings, but in everyones minds for as long as I can remember. Okay, yes, there was a time when Safin was higher ranked than Davy, and won GS's, but not anymore! YET, he still considered the better player by most, despite having only reached his first final this year!

Safin was even chosen OVER Davydenko to play in the Davis Cup! Maybe it was warrant, but if I was Davydenko I would've been offended by the lack of faith my captain has in me, being such a hard working player.

So, THANKYOU Davydenko for beating Safin, and finally proving that you are not only the best Russian, but the best looking too! CHECK OUT that picture of him on ATP! Can you say hot?!

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Re: I'm Proud of Davydenko . . .

Where are Davydenko's MS and GS titles, big boy?
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Re: I'm Proud of Davydenko . . .

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Safin was even chosen OVER Davydenko to play in the Davis Cup! Maybe it was warrant, but if I was Davydenko I would've been offended by the lack of faith my captain has in me, being such a hard working player.
:retard: Safin was chosen over Davydenko because Kolya played in China after USO and right before DC week and he hadn't enough time to recover, he was tired and not ready to play. It was obvious choice at that moment.
Edit. And actually it was Youzhny chosen over Kolya, not Safin and on Sunday Tursunov over Kolya.

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:retard: Safin was chosen over Davydenko because Kolya played in China after USO and right before DC week and he hadn't enough time to recover, he was tired and not ready to play. It was obvious choice at that moment.
Edit. And actually it was Youzhny chosen over Kolya, not Safin and on Sunday Tursunov over Kolya.
Meh, I still have a point.

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Where are Davydenko's MS and GS titles, big boy?
That's not what it's about, it's about Davydenko finally beating Safin!!!

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Meh, I still have a point.
what point? The choice had nothing to do with the lack of faith in him. Had Kolya been fresh and fit enough he would have played DC without any doubt. The surface was picked because of him and Andreev.
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That's not what it's about, it's about Davydenko finally beating Safin!!!
Saretta beat Safin this year. That means anyone can do it.
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Saretta beat Safin this year. That means anyone can do it.
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That's not what it's about, it's about Davydenko finally beating Safin!!!
If by "finally" you mean to imply that he hasn't done it yet, he beat him the last time they played too. They're 2-2, with all four meetings coming this year.

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Re: I'm Proud of Davydenko . . .

I agree with you in principle but until Davydenko gets a slam (which I just don't see happening, sorry) he's always going to be second fiddle to Safin. It also doesn't help the fact that Safin has shown the ability to trouble, and even defeat Federer at the highest levels of the game, whereas Davydenko has only managed to win 4 sets with a dismal 0-8 record against him.

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I'm disappointed that most of you missed the point of this thread. It's not about comparing their careers, its about Davydenko beating Safin. This is a Russian vs. a Russian. Davydenko has always been overshadowed by Safin, and I like it when he beats him. I think it must be very sweet for Davy.

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I'm disappointed that most of you missed the point of this thread. It's not about comparing their careers, its about Davydenko beating Safin. This is a Russian vs. a Russian. Davydenko has always been overshadowed by Safin, and I like it when he beats him. I think it must be very sweet for Davy.
if it makes you happy
and sure it was very sweet for Kolya, good for him
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Safin was even chosen OVER Davydenko to play in the Davis Cup! Maybe it was warrant, but if I was Davydenko I would've been offended by the lack of faith my captain has in me, being such a hard working player.
Davydenko is something like 0-7 against Blake and Roddick. May be part of the reason he was not chosen to play singles.

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I'm disappointed that most of you missed the point of this thread. It's not about comparing their careers, its about Davydenko beating Safin. This is a Russian vs. a Russian. Davydenko has always been overshadowed by Safin, and I like it when he beats him. I think it must be very sweet for Davy.
You can't look at one match and decide who's better, how they match up can affect that. Who cares if Davydenko can maybe beat Safin once when Marat is having a terrible year and losing to many random people? Safin is still the better overall player based on GS records alone.

Not to take anything away from Davydenko because it was important for him to win, but I don't think this makes him better than Safin.

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Good job, Davydenko~~~glad your hard work is paying off.

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