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Rotterdam SF: Soderking def. Davydenko 7-6 6-4

Chiakifug
02-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Rafatards just shat their collective pants.

rubbERR
02-13-2010, 01:58 PM
soderking...just go home kids, so foolish :lol:

Orka_n
02-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Great stuff, Robin. Now go for the title. :yeah:

DrJules
02-13-2010, 01:59 PM
If you double fault on set point and double fault on break point you are likely to lose. A double fault looked like the only way that Soderling was going to break in 2nd set.

Persimmon
02-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Davydenko is Sod's biatch and he luvs it.:devil:

tennizen
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Expected result. Davy was playing catch up all through the match and he could barely do anything on Soderling's serve.

Roamed
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Didn't watch the match but followed the live score.. definitely looked like bad serving from Davy.

Speed of Light
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
As expected the Russian mafia had the final say in this donkeydenko match...

rubbERR
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
well söderling serve is good indoors but pretty average outdoors, expected success

Jōris
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Go home, Davydenko. And we're keeping your wife.

Voo de Mar
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Soderling won 1st tie-break against Denko in 5th attempt. Who had a break advantage in the first set?

henke007
02-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Great match, long quality rallies in Davys service games and Soda on fire in his. Could have gone much easier to Soda who wasted alot of 0-30.s and a 0-40 in the beginning of the first set and serving for the 1st at 5-3!!

Davy choked on serve and made 2-3 Df.s on BP.s!!

yuri27
02-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Soderling is the real deal.
I think he could do some big damage on grass.

Dini
02-13-2010, 02:02 PM
There were two amazing gets in the first set by Robin, the first to set up BP and the second at 40-0 on his own serve to get to 5-2. I was pleasantly surprised to see that. A bit tight serving for the first set but held it together in the tie-breaker. Good compusure to close the match out when serving for it too after DFing at 30-30, he then produces a second serve ace to bring up match point.

Davydenko was being bossed around during large patches of that match. The guy couldn't bring up his serve when it mattered either. :tape: He DFd at 2*-3 to give Robin the break, then again at set point in the tiebreaker AND again at 4*-4 in the second set on BP allowing Robin to serve for the match. I think the way Soderling was taking big cuts at the ball had something to do with it, though.

And to answer Voo's question, Toad served first in the first set and had the break advantage.

Good luck in the final, Robin. :yeah:

Orka_n
02-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Second set was pretty good tennis, the first wasn't that special. Too many ugly UEs.
But Robin will probably win tomorrow. :rocker2:

DrJules
02-13-2010, 02:03 PM
Didn't watch the match but followed the live score.. definitely looked like bad serving from Davy.

Yes.

Davydenko 47% 1st serve, double fault set point 1st set and double fault at break point 4-4 2nd set.

rubbERR
02-13-2010, 02:05 PM
Soderling is the real deal.
I think he could do some big damage on grass.

real deals doesnt lose ginepri and granollers back to back :lol:

philosophicalarf
02-13-2010, 02:06 PM
H2H says it all, the result shouldn't really be a surprise. Sod had won 5 of their last 7 meetings, and of the two he lost one was London, which was a dead rubber for Sod (only needed 1 set, which he got then lost). The other in Kuala Lumpur is very slow, much less suitable for Sod - and even then he was a few points from winning in straights, before running out of gas.

Yves.
02-13-2010, 02:06 PM
Soderling won 1st tie-break against Denko in 5th attempt. Who had a break advantage in the first set?

sod

henke007
02-13-2010, 02:06 PM
but Robin was up 6-3 in the breaker and 0-40 when Davy had maximum pressure and Doubled at 4-4 30-40 in 2nd

oranges
02-13-2010, 02:07 PM
What was going on with Davy? Some of those misses were literally meters out, not to mention 3 DFs on crucial points :scratch:

Soderling played very good

zeleni
02-13-2010, 02:08 PM
Good. Sod is better opponent for Nole in finals, I believe. Was scared looking Davy vs. Baggy...

Harmless
02-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Not a really exciting match, but a good one for this part of the season.
Robin played well, for sure, but Kolya wasn't 100% there, and that was quite obvious.
If I had to wager, I would say it has a LOT to do with not wanting to waste too much energy on this event, with Dubai just a week away. Warmer weather, warmer welcome, and of course, about 30% bigger prize fund. ;) :aplot:
I wouldn't read too much into this loss for Davydenko, not an indicator of form, but of priority.

Robin for the title tomorrow. :hearts: :rocker2:

Chiakifug
02-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Soderling won 1st tie-break against Denko in 5th attempt. Who had a break advantage in the first set?

Soderling was 5-2 up.

oranges
02-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Good. Sod is better opponent for Nole in finals, I believe. Was scared looking Davy vs. Baggy...

Colonel might have something to say about that ;)

zeleni
02-13-2010, 02:12 PM
Colonel might have something to say about that ;)

He might, but I doubt.

DrJules
02-13-2010, 02:16 PM
What was going on with Davy? Some of those misses were literally meters out, not to mention 3 DFs on crucial points :scratch:

Soderling played very good

The mental side of the game is a weaker area for Davydenko.

Nidhogg
02-13-2010, 02:18 PM
Decent stuff from Söderling. It's not the first time Kolya looks unsettled against him. I think it's both a mental thing as much as a match-up issue.

Awesome to see Robin in a final so soon after his poor start to the season.

Dini
02-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Colonel might have something to say about that ;)

Youznhy playing for 3 hours on court yesterday against a fresh Djokovic today might play a huge factor.

oranges
02-13-2010, 02:25 PM
The mental side of the game is a weaker area for Davydenko.

You're making it sound as if he double faults like Verdasco. It was not a common sight, be it the DFs or those huge errors. He looked completely out of sorts to me.

SwedSerbia
02-13-2010, 02:26 PM
The true King! SÖDERKING!

Farrow
02-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Youznhy playing for 3 hours on court yesterday against a fresh Djokovic today might play a huge factor.

As well as the fact that Djokovic is just better.

star
02-13-2010, 02:30 PM
Rafatards just shat their collective pants.

:confused:

I'm a Rafatard, but I like Robin tons better than Davy. I'm happy Robin won.

oranges
02-13-2010, 02:32 PM
As well as the fact that Djokovic is just better.

That must be why Misha won both their matches on indoor hard

Nolby
02-13-2010, 02:33 PM
Soda was special again! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

He has got to learn to put away opponents though when he is up 0-30 or 0-40 on their serve. I've seen too many games this year where he fails to convert the break even though he often takes a lead while returning serve.

To those talking about the DFs Kolya served on crucial points, he was down 0-40 and made brilliant shots to get back to 30-40. If you're going to notice the DFs, then recognize his clutch shots too. Robin made a spectacular get at the net on MP to win this one. He is becoming a great player. :D

Farrow
02-13-2010, 02:38 PM
That must be why Misha won both their matches on indoor hard

Yeah, 3 years ago.

pica_pica
02-13-2010, 02:44 PM
Didn't remember their head2head before the match, so I thought Kolya would win. Ah, everyone has his nemesis.

Guga_fan
02-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Those DFs :o

oranges
02-13-2010, 02:46 PM
Yeah, 3 years ago.

:haha: Yep, the last one being the year when he played USO final. He's much better now.

Nolby
02-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Those DFs :o

That unbelievable lob at 30-0 on Soda's final serve where he stole the winner from Soda and lobbed it up high and deep to kiss the service line.

Farrow
02-13-2010, 02:52 PM
:haha: Yep, the last one being the year when he played USO final. He's much better now.

:scratch: Hmm, but he now has a positive head to head over Youzhny and a the Paris Masters title (indoor hard). And, y'know, a significantly better ranking. So ...

Nolby
02-13-2010, 03:11 PM
:confused:

I'm a Rafatard, but I like Robin tons better than Davy. I'm happy Robin won.

How have you made it this far on MTF without breaking? :eek: :hug:

Feel free to give me some tips. :o

:hatoff:

Amber Spyglass
02-13-2010, 03:14 PM
:haha: Yep, the last one being the year when he played USO final. He's much better now.

Start of the year,boy was 19 and Djoko's career really began to kick off after he won Miami 07 and correct me if I'm wrong,but that does come after Rotterdam in the calendar yeah?? :retard:

Björki
02-13-2010, 03:15 PM
Robin :yeah:

oranges
02-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Start of the year,boy was 19 and Djoko's career really began to kick off after he won Miami 07 and correct me if I'm wrong,but that does come after Rotterdam in the calendar yeah?? :retard:

Yes, so much later it's obviously hugely important. The progress made in those few weeks cannot be put into words. Anyways, sorry to derail the thread, I just couldn't help myself after that matter of fact comment he's just better. I can easily imagine Imperator making the same one for the match against Haas in Halle and again at Wimbledon.

Snowwy
02-13-2010, 03:31 PM
real deals doesnt lose ginepri and granollers back to back :lol:

Nor do they lose sets 6-0 to Florian Mayer

Sunset of Age
02-13-2010, 03:35 PM
Great job Robin! :bounce:
Played much better than in his first match, his match against Benneteau was a clear sign of what was about to come. He's baaaaaaaack! :devil: :p

Too bad, Denko. DFs on the most incovenient moments of the match... :o - but in all, Sod was the better player today. It happens.

Amber Spyglass
02-13-2010, 03:44 PM
Yes, so much later it's obviously hugely important. The progress made in those few weeks cannot be put into words. Anyways, sorry to derail the thread, I just couldn't help myself after that matter of fact comment he's just better. I can easily imagine Imperator making the same one for the match against Haas in Halle and again at Wimbledon.

I understand,that kind of thing annoys me too but as for the other point,when players are breaking through,they don't always consistently play their best at every event,just look at Sod,great end to last year,shocking start to this and now playing good again.But I didn't see that match two years ago so Youzhny could have of course played a better match and deserved to win

Andi-M
02-13-2010, 03:46 PM
Soderking looking cool should take the title from here.

tektonac
02-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Second set was pretty good tennis, the first wasn't that special. Too many ugly UEs.
But Robin will probably win tomorrow. :rocker2:

yea, a free vacation for 2 maybe.

tektonac
02-13-2010, 04:27 PM
That must be why Misha won both their matches on indoor hard

that happened in 2007 and now is what year? 2010 perhaps?

*Jean*
02-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Robin :eek: :bounce:

Corey Feldman
02-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Sod wins the battle of the indoor kings

Bad Religion
02-13-2010, 06:01 PM
At last this tool did something positive for tennis

Good job Soderprick :yeah:

Orka_n
02-13-2010, 10:06 PM
yea, a free vacation for 2 maybe.What does that even mean? :lol: You need to work on your insulting skills or something.

the graduate
02-14-2010, 12:18 AM
thank goodness the pretender lost he was getting too big for his drawers...thank goodness we dont have to look at his fat face wife.

KingSodaPop
02-14-2010, 03:01 AM
yea, a free vacation for 2 maybe.

http://images.shareapic.net/images6/021407099.jpg

HKz
02-14-2010, 03:47 AM
If you double fault on set point and double fault on break point you are likely to lose. A double fault looked like the only way that Soderling was going to break in 2nd set.

You should of watched the Soderling/Davydenko matchup at the US Open 2009. Think double faulting on set/break points happened at least like 4 times.

gusavo
02-14-2010, 07:30 AM
If you double fault on set point and double fault on break point you are likely to lose. A double fault looked like the only way that Soderling was going to break in 2nd set.
what?

real deals doesnt lose ginepri and granollers back to back :lol:
everyone does that. learn tennis

DrJules
02-14-2010, 08:14 AM
what?


everyone does that. learn tennis

Davydenko kept playing quality points to save break points in the 2nd set until he conceded his serve with a weak 2nd serve double fault into the net.

Rafa#Uno:-)
02-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Good win for "Lingan". He is back in form and the arm seems ok.
The mental side is back again on track.
Denko hates to play against two players federer and "Lingan".
Denko is a little bit weak when you are kind of faster than him. Ask Fed.