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AO Rd 4 - Youzhny def. Davydenko 7/6 6/3 6/1

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 06:46 AM
:woohoo:

Kolya
01-20-2008, 06:46 AM
Kolya :(

mivco
01-20-2008, 06:46 AM
fixer is done... he is rightly underrated, i expect a huge wane in 2008

alelysafina
01-20-2008, 06:46 AM
:sad:

HNCS
01-20-2008, 06:47 AM
come on youzhny! http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/woohoo.gif

Adler
01-20-2008, 06:47 AM
This is a hilarious day. First JCF, then Tsonga, now Youzhny

Misha played exceptional, although he almost choked his last serve. Look at winners/UE ratio - pretty interesting

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 06:47 AM
that was some performance from Misha :hatoff: :D

had a blip when he lost his serve twice in a row in set 1
Kolya served for it and blew it.

still :rolls:@Misha's splits in set 1 OUCH

martinatreue
01-20-2008, 06:48 AM
Misha :hearts: :banana:

kolya :hug:

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 06:48 AM
Great stuff!

Will he be good enough for another Grand Roasting at a Grand Slam? :D




No :sad:

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 06:48 AM
Love that salute!

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 06:48 AM
BTW, this is his first win against Fixer.

krystlel
01-20-2008, 06:49 AM
First time Davydenko has lost before a QF in a Slam outside of Wimbledon in a while.

I hope we'll be getting a Nadal-Youzhny SF match.

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 06:52 AM
Mischa, you're brilliant :bounce:
Youzhny finally overcomes his mental hurdles against Nikolay and scores his first win against him, and what a win it was. Hats off to the Colonel.

jackieglover
01-20-2008, 06:52 AM
First time Davydenko has lost before a QF in a Slam outside of Wimbledon in a while.

I hope we'll be getting a Nadal-Youzhny SF match.

Tsonga-PHM! :p

dylan24
01-20-2008, 06:53 AM
see you fixer/tanker

your_valentine
01-20-2008, 06:55 AM
This was boring :o Luckily it was only a 3setter.

Clara Bow
01-20-2008, 06:55 AM
The bits of the match I saw were much better than what the winner/UE ratio would indicate. Who woulda thunk. Well done Misha- hope you keep continuing. :)

Bremen
01-20-2008, 06:57 AM
Neither player looked that good, at least if you go by the stats...still, great for Misha to get his first win over his fellow russian!!!!

MissMelly2U
01-20-2008, 06:58 AM
Youzhny looked strong out there. Davydenko needs some :help:

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 06:59 AM
The Col will dispatch the "Baby Ali" and then the talentless bumrooter from Mallorca before going out in 5 epic sets to the King.

Mechlan
01-20-2008, 07:01 AM
Great stuff Misha. :hatoff:

Match with Tsonga should be some big hitting.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 07:02 AM
Misha :D He's on fire in this tournament :yeah:

Nikolay :(

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:04 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Misha played such a smart, cool, calm, collected, well-balanced match. He drove Nikolay nuts with those backhand slices to Davy's backhand. That long game on Davydenko's serve at 3-5 in the 2nd was crucial!

Misha undefeated in 2008. :devil: I like his chances to get to the final, but don't want to jinx him. This really is wide open for guys like Mathieu, Nadal, Youzhny, and Tsonga. Sorry but Nieminen doesn't have the weapons to get there.

This QF result is huge for Youzhny because it gives him a rankings cushion going into crazy February, when he has so many points to defend. I think Mikhail is serious about challenging Nikolay for Russian #1 this year, and also wants to get to the TMC. The key for him is always how he will do on American hardcourts and on clay, because he typically sucks in IW, Miami, Canada, and Cincy. We know he can accumulate the points in Australia, New York, on grass, and indoors. Meanwhile, Davydenko's head seems unfocused, understandably considering the controversy. This is his first loss before a QF in a Grand Slam besides Wimbledon since 2005 US Open! :eek:

CyBorg
01-20-2008, 07:04 AM
Misha has a seriously good shot at the semis. Tsonga shouldn't be a problem.

crouching
01-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Davydenko is overrented / underrented / just rented.

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:08 AM
Neither player looked that good, at least if you go by the stats...still, great for Misha to get his first win over his fellow russian!!!!

The stats are misleading. Youzhny may have more unforced errors than winners, but he played such a smart match. He didn't give Kolya too much pace in the baseline rallies, and he waited for his moments to strike. The slice and drop shots were good plays. He was always mixing it up and keeping Davydenko off balance. Davydenko's stats, however, do not lie. He played a terrible match for his usual standards.

I thought Nikolay was going to the finals, but I'm happy to be wrong. This result makes me happier, and I believe in the Youzhny train. Let's have it keep on rolling!

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:10 AM
Scary thought is that if Misha wins his QF against Tsonga... Wertheim will have predicted something right! He saw Youzhny into the semis.

Stensland
01-20-2008, 07:13 AM
always great to see davydenko out :)

Henry Chinaski
01-20-2008, 07:14 AM
1. player A smacks backhand dtl at about 90mph
2. it hits skids off the back off the baseline and player B can only stick a racquet on it and put it into the net
3. the flies inside the stats guy's head buzz around the lightbulb in there for a few more seconds
4. he momentarily awakens from his beeer-induced stupour to chalk up another unforced error

Marek.
01-20-2008, 07:15 AM
:woohoo: Great job Youzhny! :D

anon57
01-20-2008, 07:35 AM
1. player A smacks backhand dtl at about 90mph
2. it hits skids off the back off the baseline and player B can only stick a racquet on it and put it into the net
3. the flies inside the stats guy's head buzz around the lightbulb in there for a few more seconds
4. he momentarily awakens from his beeer-induced stupour to chalk up another unforced error

I know I watched most of the match and was very surprised when the stats came up because it didn't seem like there were that many unforced errors escpecially not from Youzhny. Anyway good match from Youzhny to finally get a win against Davydenko.

*snowflake*
01-20-2008, 07:37 AM
:woohoo: Misha!

A_Rod
01-20-2008, 07:41 AM
Great victory, Misha.

Kolya. :nerner:

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 08:10 AM
surprising straight sets win imo

Deivid23
01-20-2008, 08:15 AM
Too good Colonel :hatoff:

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 09:09 AM
Fantastic stuff

go to the Final you big Russian bear

martine2
01-20-2008, 09:11 AM
Well done!

supertommyhaas
01-20-2008, 09:24 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :wohoo: :yeah:

thankyou youzhny. kolya- :wavey: :help: :retard:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2008, 09:26 AM
Well done Misha :hug:

Kolya :awww:

Kolya
01-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Bring back rebound ace for Kolya :p

Davydenko is too tired, physically and mentally.

RonE
01-20-2008, 09:39 AM
Fuck yeah :banana: :banana:

There is still a glimmer of hope we will have a worthwhile finalist from the bottom half of the draw :D

Art&Soul
01-20-2008, 09:43 AM
Well done Misha, Hope u can make to the final with ROGI ;)

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 10:12 AM
i knew that Muzza would be good for something
Misha learnt a knew trick of how to play Kolya from that funny looking hair boy :lol:

Fergie
01-20-2008, 10:16 AM
Misha :worship: :worship: :worship:

muniu
01-20-2008, 10:46 AM
HELL YEAH :woohoo:
I'm so happy :banana: I hope he'll play as good as today in the next round(s) :p
Kolya is not in his best :sad: but anyway Amazing win for Misha , Hope he'll play a little bit agressive against Tsonga , Good luck :D

Exodus
01-20-2008, 10:48 AM
misha :worship: now go and kill nadal like a pig

LeChuck
01-20-2008, 10:50 AM
Way to go Misha :rocker:. He has booked his first ever QF appearance at Melbourne, and hopefully he'll take out Tsonga in the next round.

bittertea
01-20-2008, 11:55 AM
Pleasantly surprised. :D

Keep on keeping on, Misha! :yeah:

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 12:19 PM
I didn't see this one coming, but :woohoo: Davai, keep it rolling. Looks like he finally got rid of that inferiority problem of his with some players.

stebs
01-20-2008, 12:23 PM
Fantastic win for Youzhny, Davydenko has been off form for a while so unsurprising that he has finally had a GS let down.

LeChuck
01-20-2008, 12:27 PM
Misha should be sitting in his career best ranking after this tournament has concluded.

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 12:31 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/c2/fullj.5dc9d5929cbe5fa57088e15975ad29e8/5dc9d5929cbe5fa57088e15975ad29e8-getty-tennis-aus-open-youzhny.jpg
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia sits on the court after slipping while playing against compatriot Nikolay Davydenko during their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, 20 January 2008. Youzhny won 7-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Eden
01-20-2008, 12:34 PM
Keep it up Misha :yeah:

cobalt60
01-20-2008, 01:16 PM
Lovely :banana:

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 02:00 PM
First time Davydenko has lost before a QF in a Slam outside of Wimbledon in a while.

I hope we'll be getting a Nadal-Youzhny SF match.

more likely tsonga nadal

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 02:29 PM
more likely tsonga nadalthen y daen yae open a new threed un predict it big gub

tennizen
01-20-2008, 02:41 PM
I saw the first set of this match and it was exciting to watch. davy played quite well in parts and they had some fantastic rallies but it was clear that Youzhny was getting the better of Davy midway of the first set. And that slice, he was really troubling Kolya with that . It would be great if he and Nadal make the semis and slug it out.

rofe
01-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Good to be proven wrong Colonel. Now keep up that tempo.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 04:24 PM
:yeah:

tangerine_dream
01-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Loved listening to the ESPN commentators during this match. Darren Cahill was right, Davydenko's matches are all one big blur, he doesn't act like playing at a slam is any different from playing at Sopot. Happy he's gone.

Time to fangirl for Misha again. :)

The splits! :cool:
http://i26.tinypic.com/2hnql2x.jpg

The tongue :p
http://i27.tinypic.com/16a1641.jpg

The salute :worship:
http://i30.tinypic.com/t9tpx5.jpg

stebs
01-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Davydenko's matches are all one big blur, he doesn't act like playing at a slam is any different from playing at Sopot.

He has enough perspective to know that there are more important things than tennis. Even in defeats like this one he gives his all. Do you really need to see people shout and say C'mon/Allez/Vamos etc... as conformation they are aware of the occasion? I hope not.

tangerine_dream
01-20-2008, 05:07 PM
Even in defeats like this one he gives his all.
I watched the match and I didn't see any evidence that Davydenko was giving it his all. In fact, he looked completely resigned after Misha broke him early in the second set. If he is in fact he is still mentally and physically wiped out from last year maybe he should skip a few more tournaments this year.

calvinhobbes
01-20-2008, 05:09 PM
This three-setter frustrates somewhat the arrangements of uncle Tony for his nephew. After a PHM demolished by Koubek, he expected for a thrilling five-setter between Kolya and Misha. Now a fresh colonel will take care of Ali with not much stress. Guess who comes next. . . . . :devil::devil::devil:

stebs
01-20-2008, 05:11 PM
I watched the match and I didn't see any evidence that Davydenko was giving it his all. In fact, he looked completely resigned after Misha broke him early in the second set. If he is in fact he is still mentally and physically wiped out from last year maybe he should skip a few more tournaments this year.

Exactly as I said, if you need people to run, jump and get pumped to see that they are trying that's your problem I guess. Different strokes for different folks but I am surprised you cannot see the effort levels when they are fairly evident.

tangerine_dream
01-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Exactly as I said, if you need people to run, jump and get pumped to see that they are trying that's your problem I guess. Different strokes for different folks but I am surprised you cannot see the effort levels when they are fairly evident.
I may not be a fan of your guy but I've seen him look more enthusiastic and into it than in this match.

alfonsojose
01-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Kolya :tears:
Misha :drool: :D

stebs
01-20-2008, 05:18 PM
I may not be a fan of your guy but I've seen him look more enthusiastic and into it than in this match.

Yes. I haven't seen Davydenko really evidently enjoying his tennis for a long time now which is sad.

Stensland
01-20-2008, 05:27 PM
Yes. I haven't seen Davydenko really evidently enjoying his tennis for a long time now which is sad.

didn't davydenko always work tennis instead of actually playing it for fun? now, i'm not a fan of him either but there are tons of players out there i like even less who seem more "hyped up" on court, so i don't think it's down to pure hating if i say so. davydenko's the type of guy that sees tennis as his job, just like kafelnikov did.

stebs
01-20-2008, 05:28 PM
didn't davydenko always work tennis instead of actually playing it for fun? now, i'm not a fan of him either but there are tons of players out there i like even less who seem more "hyped up" on court, so i don't think it's down to pure hating if i say so. davydenko's the type of guy that sees tennis as his job, just like kafelnikov did.

Yes it's his job but he has enjoyed his tennis at times very much. Just because he's hardworking (which he is) doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy what he works hard at.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Well done,Misha! :yeah:

EternalxJourney
01-20-2008, 08:12 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

This QF result is huge for Youzhny because it gives him a rankings cushion going into crazy February, when he has so many points to defend. I think Mikhail is serious about challenging Nikolay for Russian #1 this year, and also wants to get to the TMC. The key for him is always how he will do on American hardcourts and on clay, because he typically sucks in IW, Miami, Canada, and Cincy. We know he can accumulate the points in Australia, New York, on grass, and indoors. Meanwhile, Davydenko's head seems unfocused, understandably considering the controversy. This is his first loss before a QF in a Grand Slam besides Wimbledon since 2005 US Open! :eek:

I sure hope so. He certainly has the talent but perhaps not the consistency of Davy. If he can remain healthy and consistent, he definitely has a chance to make TMC. Davai, Misha!

wenty
01-20-2008, 09:05 PM
:woohoo: I wasn't expecting this...keep it up against Tsonga. Davai Misha! :rocker2: