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Cincy QF: Federer def. Davydenko 6-4 7-5

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 11:56 PM
awesome shotmaking from both, the way Kolya saved the two first MP was absolutely brilliant, Roger's BH held remarkably well and his serve was pretty damn good except for that break in the second set ;)

http://i36.tinypic.com/1sjoza.jpg

Fedal at the US Open Series is just around the corner :hearts:

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Routine as expected.

MIMIC
08-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Fed did a great job capitalizing on the key points in the 1st set. And yeah...the shot making, as always with Davy (or usually :cool:), was impressive.

jonas
08-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Nice to see Kolya back in this kind of form. And good performance overall by Rog.

Dini
08-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Davydenko saving his absolute best tennis for the first 3 MPs. Epic. :lol:

The first set was quality from both until the last game. Second set was a little more up and down.

Johnny Groove
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
It wouldn't be a Federer match these days without going up a break in the 2nd and then losing it.

Otherwise, Federer was in business mode tonight.

Shirogane
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Kolya needs more time to get back to his best form.

straitup
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Kolya :hug: Not a bad scoreline and a solid tournament...keep it up.

Halfway to a Roger-Rafa semi?

henke007
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Best match in the tourney by far, Davy back in something you could call form!!

Nice cluth from Fed after being broken and wasting many bp.s at the end to close it out in str8s!!

B787
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Some excellent shots by the both players, this was indeed fun to watch.
Roger played clever on important points not giving much angles to Davydenko.
It should be strange to see him play 1/2 final vs Nadal.

misty1
08-20-2010, 11:59 PM
I was really hoping for a davy win here but at the same time i cant be to upset

davy did a hell of alot better then i expected. He made it competitive and didnt get blown away

perhaps the win over ferrer and this match here are the signs that davy is finally truly coming back

DrJules
08-20-2010, 11:59 PM
Very good effort from Davydenko considering last 5 months since wrist injury and only winning about 8 matches, but on his way back.

selyoink
08-21-2010, 12:00 AM
Nice to have Davy back playing some competent tennis. Maybe the QFs at the Open is a possibility.

Montego
08-21-2010, 12:00 AM
Very high tempo match from both, kudos

habibko
08-21-2010, 12:01 AM
Fed eager to play his bf in the SF.

dombrfc
08-21-2010, 12:02 AM
High class match, deserved a third set.
Fed looking sharper by the game.

Luinir
08-21-2010, 12:02 AM
Next, Baghdatis.

madmax
08-21-2010, 12:03 AM
A routine performance from the GOAT - Davy was actually hitting very well and Roger had to be sharp to come away victorious. Cincy seems to be Rog's favorite MS nowadays LOL.

TheBoiledEgg
08-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Kolya played better than he has for some time, hope he can cary it on for rest of yr, needs a good USO

Roger :) got to win this week

Pirata.
08-21-2010, 12:07 AM
Roger must make the final to clinch his #2 ranking, right?

_Chaz
08-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Roger must make the final to clinch his #2 ranking, right?

Yes.

Gladiator
08-21-2010, 12:08 AM
great match
love seeing Davy back in track

lol, the same score as Roddvic match

william_renshaw
08-21-2010, 12:09 AM
Davy's shotmaking can be brilliant at times but ultimately this is irrelevant. His game always breaks down at the crucial moments - break points, serving to stay in the set, etc. You can have all the shots and courtspeed in the world, but if you have pea-sized testicles you will never win a major. I have seen several matches between these two, and usually they follow a similar pattern (London 2009 excepted), with Davy competing well but choking at the crucial moment.

No doubt his wrist injury has been a setback, but for me the severity of his meltdown against Fed at the AO, and the psychological impact of this, was the end of Davydenko as a major contender in the top echelons of the game.

sabina_RF_lee
08-21-2010, 12:09 AM
Beautiful tennis from Roger, well done!!! Kolya also played well but Fedex was too good. :worship:

born_on_clay
08-21-2010, 12:12 AM
great
Fedexpress back on track ? :)

Certinfy
08-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Federer won't win the USO.

Arkulari
08-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Federer won't win the USO.

we all know that Brands will, but let the guy have this minor victory, would you? :p

dombrfc
08-21-2010, 12:17 AM
great
Fedexpress back on track ? :)

I really do think so. Not exactly at his best best, but back to a very good level

Federer won't win the USO.

Okay. Who will? Brands?

samanosuke
08-21-2010, 12:18 AM
Nice win for Rog . But in all these matches his balls are somehow short and in almost every exchange his opponent has the chance to take initiative and against every in form hitter he will be in problems . On the other side the biggest improvement in Roger's game is return . maybe a year or even longer he was really struggling to put some balls back in the court and now he is capable to return majority of balls like in good old days . Serve is good though

Serenidad
08-21-2010, 12:18 AM
we all know that Brands will, but let the guy have this minor victory, would you? :p

very true Brands is gonna win

sabina_RF_lee
08-21-2010, 12:20 AM
Federer won't win the USO.

we r celebrating The GOAT Roger`s win today, so pls dont post such thing, its not about USO

careergrandslam
08-21-2010, 12:20 AM
WOW!
that was impressive federer.

please rafa, tank ur match against baggy.
u will get slaughtered by federer on this surface.

sabina_RF_lee
08-21-2010, 12:21 AM
WOW!
that was impressive federer.

please rafa, tank ur match against baggy.
u will get slaughtered by federer on this surface.

:worship:

MalwareDie
08-21-2010, 12:23 AM
:worship:

You're responding to a gloryhunter who will change his stance immediately whenever anything doesn't look favorable.

Ozone
08-21-2010, 12:31 AM
Fedal semi maybe!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Baggy wins tho

swebright
08-21-2010, 12:31 AM
Glad to see Roger up and running again.

sabina_RF_lee
08-21-2010, 12:33 AM
Fedal semi maybe!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Baggy wins tho

dont u wanna see Rafa being murdered by Roger in semis???

coonster14
08-21-2010, 12:35 AM
nicely played roger, rafa better not mug it up against baghdatis, i want a fedal SF.

christallh24
08-21-2010, 12:36 AM
:worship:

we r celebrating The GOAT Roger`s win today, so pls dont post such thing, its not about USO

Right. :rolleyes: But let past the opportunity to :worship: a zing against Rafael, never.

:lol: I had forgotten all about this match. Roger has gotten a bit of payback against Tomas and Davy. Wished it could have been one of my faves today. A little surprised it was as decent a scoreline as it was for Davydenko. I expected Roger to totally hammer him. So, potentially Rafa/Roger tomorrow? Oh man. I guess that H2H is going to 14-8. Oh, well.

Btw, Sabrina, the match results thread isn't only for the player that won.

Serenidad
08-21-2010, 12:37 AM
Okay. Who will? Brands?

Oh for sue Daniel has got this.

Roamed
08-21-2010, 12:39 AM
When Roger lost the MPs and Davy went on to hold I had a feeling it was going to end up like Fed's match against Baghdatis in IW this year :o Thankfully not. Wasn't quite 'old Fed,' too many UEs, but I was impressed that he still managed to win in straights, almost every game was a struggle. Some lovely shots from Davy, especially that one to save the second MP :worship:

sabina_RF_lee
08-21-2010, 12:40 AM
Btw, Sabrina, the match results thread isn't only for the player that won.

Im not sabrina:o:o:o

paseo
08-21-2010, 12:50 AM
Next, Baghdatis.

I don't see Baghdatis having any chance against Nadal.

dont u wanna see Rafa being murdered by Roger in semis???

Well, I don't want to see a murder, that's for sure. But, a tennis match will do nicely, thank you.

Guy Haines
08-21-2010, 12:57 AM
Well, I don't want to see a murder, that's for sure. But, a tennis match will do nicely, thank you.

:lol:

cutesteve22
08-21-2010, 01:00 AM
Roger pls win SEMI....

fran70
08-21-2010, 01:10 AM
Best week for Davy in such a long time . Probably the best one since the AO.

Shirogane
08-21-2010, 01:14 AM
Davy's shotmaking can be brilliant at times but ultimately this is irrelevant. His game always breaks down at the crucial moments - break points, serving to stay in the set, etc. You can have all the shots and courtspeed in the world, but if you have pea-sized testicles you will never win a major. I have seen several matches between these two, and usually they follow a similar pattern (London 2009 excepted), with Davy competing well but choking at the crucial moment.

No doubt his wrist injury has been a setback, but for me the severity of his meltdown against Fed at the AO, and the psychological impact of this, was the end of Davydenko as a major contender in the top echelons of the game.

Can't say I disagree, even if he did save match points today.

Zagor
08-21-2010, 01:29 AM
Was a very high quality match IMO,that BH Kolja hit to save the second MP was out of this world.Overall both of them weren't afraid to step in the court and rip it,was low percentage tennis at its best,very fun to watch.

alfonsojose
08-21-2010, 01:39 AM
Nice to see Kolya is coming bak :hearts:
Maybe a Rainer/Kolya final is still posible :D ... :help: :lol:

tennishero
08-21-2010, 02:02 AM
routine.

Eden
08-21-2010, 07:33 AM
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cutesteve22
08-21-2010, 08:58 AM
nice match

The Magician
08-21-2010, 09:57 AM
Great match, how hard court tennis should be played :yeah: Roger was serving well, but I was really amazed at his aggressive returning. I'm liking the new Fed, and even if he blows leads and makes UE, he has the right strategic mindset and that will eventually pay dividends.

Arakasi
08-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Great first strike tennis.

Sophocles
08-21-2010, 11:59 AM
Looks all right from the highlights, though some embarrassing net approaches by Fed. Don't know why people expected a beatdown: Fed hardly ever thrashes Davydenko.

ApproachShot
08-21-2010, 12:10 PM
Well played by Davy - especially on the match points. I'm happy to see him have his first good tournament since coming back from injury.

Fed played a good match too, but I'm a little perplexed as to why Federer chose to come to the net so often without hitting a decent approach shot.

peribsen
08-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Always a pleasure to have the chance of enjoying Fed's tennis, the variety and class of his shots is simply incredible. Just how many sorts of BH does Fed have?

dombrfc
08-21-2010, 12:58 PM
Always a pleasure to have the chance of enjoying Fed's tennis, the variety and class of his shots is simply incredible. Just how many sorts of BH does Fed have?

More Spaniards should think this way.

misty1
08-21-2010, 01:10 PM
it atleast now looks like davy has a shot at having a good US open and possibly defending one of his last 2 titles wether it be in kuala lampur or shanghai

Sophocles
08-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Always a pleasure to have the chance of enjoying Fed's tennis, the variety and class of his shots is simply incredible. Just how many sorts of BH does Fed have?

My kind of Nadal fan. A fan because he likes Nadal, not because he hates Federer.

scarecrows
08-21-2010, 01:15 PM
nice going Fed

just a couple of more wins

Certinfy
08-21-2010, 01:18 PM
We need a fit Davydenko back!

peribsen
08-21-2010, 04:49 PM
More Spaniards should think this way.

My kind of Nadal fan. A fan because he likes Nadal, not because he hates Federer.

Thank you, but there are a lot of Spaniards who think more or less the same as me. Like all fan bases, we've got our share of overeager fangirls and idiots, but trouble is on MTF many of us are on the defensive against the incredible amount of hate, direspect and derision that Nadal gets from so many posters.

When an 18 year-old comes out of the blue and storms one of the majors, winning 31 matches on a row and 4 titles... but when he loses his 32nd (!!) match, the reaction by a load of people on MTF is not 'end of an incredible run', but actually includes people taking names like Piggy-got-roasted... you get the sense of what I'm talking about.

fran70
08-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Thank you, but there are a lot of Spaniards who think more or less the same as me. Like all fan bases, we've got our share of overeager fangirls and idiots, but trouble is on MTF many of us are on the defensive against the incredible amount of hate, direspect and derision that Nadal gets from so many posters.

When an 18 year-old comes out of the blue and storms one of the majors, winning 31 matches on a row and 4 titles... but when he loses his 32nd (!!) match, the reaction by a load of people on MTF is not 'end of an incredible run', but actually includes people taking names like Piggy-got-roasted... you get the sense of what I'm talking about.

I agree with you. The best option is just to ignore them ;).

Sophocles
08-21-2010, 06:47 PM
Thank you, but there are a lot of Spaniards who think more or less the same as me. Like all fan bases, we've got our share of overeager fangirls and idiots, but trouble is on MTF many of us are on the defensive against the incredible amount of hate, direspect and derision that Nadal gets from so many posters.

When an 18 year-old comes out of the blue and storms one of the majors, winning 31 matches on a row and 4 titles... but when he loses his 32nd (!!) match, the reaction by a load of people on MTF is not 'end of an incredible run', but actually includes people taking names like Piggy-got-roasted... you get the sense of what I'm talking about.

I do. Unfortunately Nadal's fans also include a lot of trollish Federer-haters & bitter Pete-o-philes, & unfair though it is, these people exacerbate the displeasure many people already feel when Nadal wins.

I respect Nadal's achievements & off the court I think he is a decent person, but I am never going to be a fan of his game or on-court demeanour & I will always root against him. I do however try to give credit where it's due, & I shall probably miss him when he's gone.