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how is davydenko so good after such a long layoff?

ugotlobbed
04-25-2009, 01:14 AM
????????:confused::confused::confused::confused::c onfused::confused:

EnriqueIG8
04-25-2009, 01:21 AM
Fixer.

habibko
04-25-2009, 01:43 AM
LeGENDA!

alfonsojose
04-25-2009, 01:48 AM
Hotness :drool: :drool:

Hugh Jaas
04-25-2009, 01:51 AM
betfair

Angle Queen
04-25-2009, 01:59 AM
A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up :scratch: and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.

finishingmove
04-25-2009, 02:33 AM
are you accusing him of doping?

fred perry
04-25-2009, 02:45 AM
if I was a betting man, I would say it's a result of hard work. :p

BaselineSmash
04-25-2009, 02:53 AM
Clean striker, swift returner.

Not unlike Agassi, Davy's strokes are so sound that he's well suited to quick comebacks. Notwithstanding the fact that he plays some 30 events a year and has a legion of detractors, Kolya has such natural feel and ability that he's been able to pick up where he left off more quickly than some. I don't know it for a fact, but I think he's a guy who relies less on match practice than someone like Nadal, who as we know burns up the practice courts.

prima donna
04-25-2009, 03:06 AM
and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic.
Not so. He takes the ball incredibly early, and strikes one of the cleanest balls on tour.

Clay Death
04-25-2009, 03:10 AM
Clean striker, swift returner.

Not unlike Agassi, Davy's strokes are so sound that he's well suited to quick comebacks. Notwithstanding the fact that he plays some 30 events a year and has a legion of detractors, Kolya has such natural feel and ability that he's been able to pick up where he left off more quickly than some. I don't know it for a fact, but I think he's a guy who relies less on match practice than someone like Nadal, who as we know burns up the practice courts.


that pretty much sums it up just about right except for one thing. he too works out like mad and burns up the practice courts.

his game requires it or he loses his sharpness.

alfonsojose
04-25-2009, 03:24 AM
A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up :scratch: and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.

An he's able to generate great angles too :D ;)

iSzavay.
04-25-2009, 06:27 AM
Apparently Kolya was smart enough to take enough to time to be properly healed and playing well again, unlike most people.

bobbynorwich
04-25-2009, 07:05 AM
Hungry with batteries recharged.

oranges
04-25-2009, 07:26 AM
A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up :scratch: and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.

You are kidding, right? One of not that many guys who hits equally well from both sides, loves to take the ball on the rise, changes direction effortlessly, one of the best returners out there. In fact, serve is the only thing that comes to mind as not being a weapon.

nkhera1
04-25-2009, 08:29 AM
You are kidding, right? One of not that many guys who hits equally well from both sides, loves to take the ball on the rise, changes direction effortlessly, one of the best returners out there. In fact, serve is the only thing that comes to mind as not being a weapon.

Agreed, if he had a serve I could see him winning some grand slams. There are times at the US Open a couple years back where I saw him breaking Federer quite easily (this is when Federer was quite dominant) only to get broken back. Other than that he really has the goods and he has great strokes.

Puschkin
04-25-2009, 08:34 AM
that pretty much sums it up just about right except for one thing. he too works out like mad and burns up the practice courts.
I agree. I was in Monte Carlo for the whole week. Davydenko was the only guy I have seen every day on the practise courts, for long sessions, sometimes even twice a day.

BodyServe
04-25-2009, 10:34 AM
A better question might be...how is Davy that good at all? Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up :scratch: and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic. Sure he plays a lot of tournaments and keeps a lot of balls in play. Maybe that's the secret. Anyhow, it's nice to see him back in the mix again.

:rolleyes:

One of the cleanest hitter you will see. Probably one of the best baseliner when he is confident. One of the best on running shots. One of the fastest players.
But of course all of this is not considerered as "weapons".

Actually even his serve can be good (Miami last year).
He needs a perfect footwork to play his best. That's why he misses more and more when he tires.

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 11:34 AM
The break may have been exactly what he needed. If it was up to him he would just keep playing. So i think the forced break was a hidden blessing for him.

star_of_dusk
04-25-2009, 11:58 AM
magic racket.

bjurra
04-25-2009, 11:58 AM
Can't say I've watched a lot of his matches but when I do, I always end up :scratch: and wonder how he got/keeps his ranking without any clear weapon except work ethic.

You need to watch Davy a few times more if you think he has no weapons.

MacTheKnife
04-25-2009, 01:47 PM
Lowed expectations = less pressure.

Crazy Girl
04-25-2009, 02:00 PM
:yeah:Not so. He takes the ball incredibly early, and strikes one of the cleanest balls on tour.cleanest!!!!:worship::worship::worship::worsh ip:


:yeah::yeah:

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 02:04 PM
:yeah:cleanest!!!!:worship::worship::worship::wors hip:


:yeah::yeah:

Like Agassi(almost :))

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 02:13 PM
MAybe he had a lot of sex. Excited already CG? :angel:

Crazy Girl
04-25-2009, 02:15 PM
MAybe he had a lot of sex. Excited already CG? :angel:EXCITED!!!:o:o

Johnny Groove
04-25-2009, 02:19 PM
Not so. He takes the ball incredibly early, and strikes one of the cleanest balls on tour.

That, alongside with an incredible work ethic and playing tourneys every week.

Davydenko fully deserves everything he achieves.

cobalt60
04-25-2009, 02:20 PM
Still losing though;)

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 02:23 PM
EXCITED!!!:o:o

:drool::hearts::hug:

Rosa Luxembourg
04-25-2009, 02:25 PM
It is clear why this thread was created. For losers to come and say fixer, betfair, doping, etc.

Crazy Girl
04-25-2009, 02:39 PM
That, alongside with an incredible work ethic and playing tourneys every week.

Davydenko fully deserves everything he achieves.Thanks!!
Groove Dude, from the bottom of my heart!!:yeah::smooch::hug:

Burrow
04-25-2009, 02:53 PM
you can hardly call 3 months off "such a long" injury lay off...

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 02:56 PM
you can hardly call 3 months off "such a long" injury lay off...

Your joking right.