Rotterdam R2 : Davydenko def Mathieu 6-4 6-7 (7) 6-1

02-15-2012, 09:48 PM
The second set was the only worthy one.

Davydenko still looks painful, lacks confidence so much, often grumbles, misses easy shots while still being able to play some great rallies.

Mathieu obviously lacks competition but he fights great, he has a lot of desire and belief after all the efforts he's made to come back.

02-15-2012, 09:48 PM
Good win for Davydenko.

Sad for PHM though, really could have taken this. :(

02-15-2012, 09:48 PM
My reaction to the third set:

02-15-2012, 10:02 PM
second set tiebreaker was a choking race for both, but Davy proved the better choker and after fighting hard from 2-6 down he DFed at 7 all to gave away a mini break and the set. :spit:

3rd set PHM returned the favor and nicely choked with 2 DFs to gave away a break of serve
Davy DF on his first MP but still hold to win the match :D

Second set was very entertaining to watch with some great rallies for both. PHM's level dropped in 3rd and Davy took it easily.

02-15-2012, 10:04 PM
really sad for PHM

02-15-2012, 10:20 PM
really sad for PHM

On the plus side though, Grigor Dimitrov really is the future, isn't he.

Nice job 'Denko. Tough luck, PHM.

02-15-2012, 10:23 PM
In Montpellier after his loss against Nieminen Paulo said that he wasn't used anymore to play on night session...looks like it was the same story here.

02-15-2012, 10:29 PM
great result for tennis

Felipe Abe
02-15-2012, 10:31 PM
Just like Youznhy yesterday

02-15-2012, 10:36 PM
:bounce:he won 2 matches in a row!

Felipe Abe
02-15-2012, 10:42 PM
:bounce:he won 2 matches in a row!

:bounce: Good for tennis :bounce:

02-15-2012, 11:53 PM
Davydenko will win Rotterdam.

Felipe Abe
02-16-2012, 12:06 AM
Davydenko will win Rotterdam.

I'll save this post for the future :crazy:

02-16-2012, 06:14 AM
Bravo Koyla!

02-16-2012, 06:22 AM
Always good for the game when the bald, beardless Russian wins matches.


02-16-2012, 07:12 AM
:bounce:he won 2 matches in a row!