US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

US Open R1: Nikolay Davydenko d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

misty1
08-30-2010, 05:32 PM
He had a slow start and was down a break 3-4 in the first set but then cruised after that as he should:)

Arkulari
08-30-2010, 05:34 PM
NID, Russell doesn't have the weapons to hurt Kolya

misty1
08-30-2010, 05:35 PM
okay?

alter ego
08-30-2010, 05:36 PM
Dind't like the way he served. He was using the serve just to start the point. No pressure at all on Russell to return.

Montego
08-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Davydenko's clean shots are http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/drool.gif

misty1
08-30-2010, 05:46 PM
for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?

Montego
08-30-2010, 05:47 PM
for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?

pretty well, striking the ball early, but the test will come in R2 (Gasquet). Russell's game just suits Davy perfectly, as he can counterstrike everything with double power

ImmzB
08-30-2010, 05:48 PM
He started off a bit slow but then he just dominated the match.

Davydenko played some good tennis.

Puschkin
08-30-2010, 05:49 PM
for anyone who could watch the match how did davy play?

I watchd only patches of it. I found his serve rather harmless, as soon as the rally was on, he tried to dominate it, Russel went for a shoot out and more often than not committed the error. Nikolay groaned a lot.

alter ego
08-30-2010, 05:50 PM
Comme ci, comme ca. Don't think he enjoyed the heat too much. His serve was kind of powderpuff. But he dind't do to many mistakes also he didn't took too many risks. I think it was a typicall 1st round match between a top 10 player and an outsider.

misty1
08-30-2010, 05:54 PM
thanks for the info guys:)

Filo V.
08-30-2010, 06:03 PM
The match was just comfortable, Nikolay wasn't at 100% intensity, he could have stepped it up, didn't need to. He hit the ball well, moved well, did his usual things. I think he's going to beat Gasquet in R2, I don't think it's a great match-up for Richie.

As for Mike, good luck during the rest of the year, hope he can finish in the top 100 again.

malisha
08-30-2010, 06:04 PM
never in doubt

feed Denko with tempo and same pace balls and your done

he was rusty though

jcempire
08-30-2010, 06:58 PM
Russell should retired

TheBoiledEgg
08-30-2010, 07:42 PM
Kolya :yeah: got better as match went on

Orka_n
08-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Nice one, Kolya. Good luck this USO.

yuri27
08-30-2010, 11:19 PM
pretty well, striking the ball early, but the test will come in R2 (Gasquet). Russell's game just suits Davy perfectly, as he can counterstrike everything with double power


Gasquet,a test???

Montego
08-30-2010, 11:42 PM
Gasquet,a test???

quite bigger test than Russell, no ?

Certinfy
08-30-2010, 11:43 PM
Russell > Gasquet.

Kolya
08-31-2010, 12:10 AM
Davydenko won again?

He is getting addicted.