"PMK" Davydenko def Mathieu 7-5 7-6 (9) to defend Kremlin Cup title [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

"PMK" Davydenko def Mathieu 7-5 7-6 (9) to defend Kremlin Cup title

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 03:46 PM
See what he can do when he is concentrated on playing tennis, then again he needed to win this event.

Good day for the locals with Dementieva and PMK winning the finals, though Nikolai is a Ukraninan.

Plenty of breaks of serve in the final set. Mathieu had set points in both sets and the PMK served for the match at 5-3.

This match went over 2hr 30 mins.

Jaffas85
10-14-2007, 03:46 PM
Nikolay Davydenko has finally won his first title of the year ... barely..., hopefully he takes St.Petersberg as well because multiple titles within a year would look more fitting for the world #4.

So has he now officially qualified for Shanghai?

Thanks.

Alonsofz
10-14-2007, 03:47 PM
PHM choked again. :tape:

Kolya
10-14-2007, 03:47 PM
1st title of the year.

Kolya didn't close it well again!!!

JBdV
10-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Fixed :p

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Unbelievable. PHM blew 2 SPs in the first and 7 in the second. :retard:

adee-gee
10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Ridiculous, Paulo had 2 set points in the 1st set and about 17,022 in the 2nd.

Well done for living up to your name in my signature :silly:

The title couldn't have gone to a more undeserving bloke.

Jaap
10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Mugs match.

Funny how Davy always let PHM back in the match and took a timeout when a break up, obviously just to boost his price on betfair.

Il Primo Uomo
10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Overthemoonesque! Well done Kolay :bowdown:

scoobs
10-14-2007, 03:49 PM
Total chokefest tiebreak there but eventually Davydenko secured it

Paulo can kick himself - he had 3 or 4 set points there in the tiebreak alone, a lot of them on his own serve.

TMJordan
10-14-2007, 03:49 PM
:cuckoo: Paulo

:mad: Fixer

Il Primo Uomo
10-14-2007, 03:49 PM
Unbelievable. PHM blew 2 SPs in the first and 7 in the second. :retard:

Oh, I didn't know that. So I guess it's (overthemoonesque)˛ :devil:

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 03:49 PM
Mugs match.

Funny how Davy always let PHM back in the match and took a timeout when a break up, obviously just to boost his price on betfair.

Is there anything that isn't a mugs match?

Didn't they suspend betting on PMK matches?

Bilbo
10-14-2007, 03:50 PM
expected title for davydenko

safest outright bet of the year apart from federer and his grand slams

Kolya
10-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Prince of Moscow! After Kafelnikov of course :yeah:

stebs
10-14-2007, 03:51 PM
With Mathieu having the peaks and dips that he always does and Kolya's good returning but average serve this was always going to have breaks aplenty but good for Kolya that he got the job done and gets his first title of the year. He is good indoors where he can find his rythm perfectly and if he hits top form we saw what happened in Paris last year and yes it was a very weak draw but beating Ancic, Tursunov, Rochus, Robredo and Hrbaty for a combined total of 71 games for and 27 against is still impressive.

Jaap
10-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Is there anything that isn't a mugs match?

Didn't they suspend betting on PMK matches?

They didn't do match betting, but outright winner market was still open.

Jaffas85
10-14-2007, 03:53 PM
Does this win officially qualify Davydenko for Moscow?

Rogieva
10-14-2007, 03:56 PM
Kolya :yeah:

Horatio Caine
10-14-2007, 03:58 PM
Does this win officially qualify Davydenko for Moscow?

Not quite, but he is 99.9% certain of making it. He could only be bumped out if X player wins Madrid, Paris and an optional...not very likely.

Corey Feldman
10-14-2007, 04:04 PM
Dont think i remember a year when players blow so many SP's in finals like 2007.

pansy era afterall? maybe RFK's choke fines should come into play.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-14-2007, 04:06 PM
Paulo :mad:

MCL
10-14-2007, 04:30 PM
:bigclap: It was time for Kolya to win a title (this year). :bigclap:

(seems like it's a good thing I didn't get up early to watch it though :lol:)

ReturnWinner
10-14-2007, 04:33 PM
Mathieu choked again , back to normal times ? :sad: :confused:

Mateya
10-14-2007, 06:07 PM
Expected win.

Match with lots of breaks, both winning only about 55% points on serve - but over 45% on return!!!

Nothing special except those 6 set points in the second set, damn :mad: :tape: :mad: :tape: :mad: :tape:
They were mostly on Kolya´s serve, so thats not so criminal...and Kolya choked too a little bit :p

Still a great week for PHM :hug:

Henry Chinaski
10-14-2007, 07:13 PM
safin-tursunov going well in the doubles too, 6-4, *3-2

stream here for any safin fans desperate for some success http://video.sportbox.ru//Translations/20071002_14_oktyabrya_tennis_

MariaV
10-14-2007, 07:41 PM
Unbelievable. PHM blew 2 SPs in the first and 7 in the second. :retard:

Expected *** as Bilbo would say. :shrug: Or it wouldn't be the usual PHM. :o


This match went over 2hr 30 mins.

And some people complain about how long Rafa matches take.

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 07:54 PM
And some people complain about how long Rafa matches take.

These 2 don't go around bouncing the ball 40 times or pick the arse, socks and the like and take 2 mins in between points.

rocketassist
10-14-2007, 07:56 PM
Does this win officially qualify Davydenko for Moscow?

I'm sure he could play Moscow again next year without needing to qualify for it :lol:

Merton
10-14-2007, 08:24 PM
I cannot be harsh on Paulo for this one, he just could not take his chances but considering his recent crap form he did well here. Predictable win for PMK, he was the favourite once he emerged from the Russian quarter and he backed up by winning the title.

Merton
10-14-2007, 08:28 PM
They didn't do match betting, but outright winner market was still open.

Yes, "they" knew all along that PMK and PHM would be the finalists so "they" could fix the outright market in advance. Alternasstively, "they" owned PMK so "they" just had to bring Paulo in the mix at the last minute to complete the fix.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-14-2007, 08:59 PM
expected title by fixadenko and the russian mafia :p

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 09:24 PM
And some people complain about how long Rafa matches take.

This match had hundreds of deuces :help:

CyBorg
10-14-2007, 09:29 PM
The fixers concocted the perfect plan here. Mathieu was told to make it very close and get a number of match points and then blow them. The fixers were very clever because they knew that no one would suspect anything, considering that Mathieu had a history of choking on big points.

All that Davydenko had to do was to play perfect defensive tennis and alas it was in the bag. Just as we all expected.

Mateya
10-14-2007, 09:54 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:retard: