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Doha R2: Davydenko d. Nieminen 6-4 7-5

philosophicalarf
01-05-2011, 07:49 PM
Nemo choked end of both sets :-(

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/9236/nemol.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
01-05-2011, 07:52 PM
Kolya !!!!!!!!! needs to beat Dr Ivo tomorrow too

Sham Kay
01-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Great work Davy. A bit shaky at times, but got it done. Won't miss the next one for the world, I see Davy breaking Ivo at least once tomorrow.

oranges
01-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Good win Kolya, keep going

misty1
01-05-2011, 07:58 PM
So happy to come back and see this:)

how did he look? is our old davy coming back?

TopSpin08
01-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Nemo choked end of both sets :-(

At the end of the second, you are right. But not at the end of the first - Davdenko breaks at 5-4 with 4 forehand winners, Nieminen could'nt do much.

Dead Net Cord
01-05-2011, 08:03 PM
High quality match

habibko
01-05-2011, 08:04 PM
:bounce:

save tennis here like you did last year

finishingmove
01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
the real test is ahead...

swisht4u
01-05-2011, 08:12 PM
So happy to come back and see this:)

how did he look? is our old davy coming back?

A little more to go but the signs are definitely there.
:cool:

Horatio Caine
01-05-2011, 08:13 PM
At the end of the second, you are right. But not at the end of the first - Davdenko breaks at 5-4 with 4 forehand winners, Nieminen could'nt do much.

Yes, 100% agree. Kolya played a brilliant game to break at the end of the 1st set. There was practically nothing Nieminen could have done, apart from borrow Isner or Karlovic to bang some meatier 1st serves in.

For the most part it was a very nice quality match...some breathtaking hitting, and winners, by both men.

vn01
01-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Good win for Davy. I can see him making the final again. :)

GlennMirnyi
01-05-2011, 08:48 PM
Awesome initial post.

straitup
01-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Kolya :yeah: ...was a little worried after he was seemingly cruising up 3-1 30-0 in the first set...and blew that game terribly.

Good luck against Ivo

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 09:34 PM
:bounce:

save tennis here like you did last year:worship::worship:

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 09:36 PM
Nemo choked end of both sets :-(

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/9236/nemol.jpgWTF???

DONKEY'S EFFECT???:eek::eek::eek:

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 09:38 PM
At the end of the second, you are right. But not at the end of the first - Davdenko breaks at 5-4 with 4 forehand winners, Nieminen could'nt do much.THIS.:worship:

malisha
01-05-2011, 09:39 PM
good match

Ivo is happy with this result

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 09:40 PM
the real test is ahead...doctor Ivo....:awww::awww::scared::scared:

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 09:42 PM
A little more to go but the signs are definitely there.
:cool:hoping....hoping.....:awww::awww:

oranges
01-05-2011, 09:59 PM
good match

Ivo is happy with this result

What do you mean, that he'd rather play Davy than Nieminen?

Linque
01-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Decent match, but Nieminen has reverted back to his old play style. He played much better (and really differently) beating Melzer & co. at the end of last year. Hopefully after a couple of tournaments will get that touch and attitude back.

Awesome pic from OP.

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 10:04 PM
SOMEONE, please, has the states of the match?

I believe percentual of first balls of Donkey was :awww::awww::unsure::unsure:

Orka_n
01-05-2011, 10:37 PM
Strange match... terrific rallies mixed with awful tennis.

I'm a little sad for Jarkko, but I want Kolya to win and gain confidence even more. Now take out Ivo :rocker2:

Henry Chinaski
01-05-2011, 10:49 PM
That game Davy played to take the first set was just insane. Four massive baseline winners. Not like they were constructed points with Shark dragged out of position for easy putaways either. Just huge shots. Definitely not a choke but hey this is mtf

malisha
01-05-2011, 11:09 PM
What do you mean, that he'd rather play Davy than Nieminen?

yup i think so

Donkey will surely try to move him with angled groundies but he tend to overhit and rarely plays percentage tennis
that sholud suit Ivo

straitup
01-05-2011, 11:15 PM
yup i think so

Donkey will surely try to move him with angled groundies but he tend to overhit and rarely plays percentage tennis
that sholud suit Ivo

Davydenko has a 4-1 H2H against Ivo.

Funny to see that these 2 played here in the same round last year...Davydenko won 7-6 7-6

malisha
01-05-2011, 11:33 PM
5-1 like the initial post says

edit:but not in this thread:)

straitup
01-05-2011, 11:39 PM
Yeah you are right...

fran70
01-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Another good victory for Davy. Now will see what he can produce against Dr Ivo

Seingeist
01-06-2011, 03:49 AM
I like both players, so this was sort of a win-win match for me (or lose-lose, I suppose). It was great to see Kolya playing in better form, but I was a bit disappointed that Nieminen couldn't hold his nerve.

Anyway, I hope that Davydenko gets off to a good start and works his way back up the rankings this year.