Originally Posted by Radek Stepanek
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.