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Rotterdam SF: Federer def. Davydenko 4-6 6-3 6-4

FedererBulgaria
02-18-2012, 07:56 PM
Way to go champ...pretty good display by Nikolai :worship:

Knightmace
02-18-2012, 07:57 PM
yea budddddddddddddy

MuzzahLovah
02-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Devastating for Davy, being a set and a break up before tweaking his knee, Escaperer resurfaces.

hipolymer
02-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Pusherer at his finest. Get ready to be destroyed by the Tower of Tandil

ZaZoo)
02-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Chokedenko :o

That netted BH on second BP near the end.. :o :o

habibko
02-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Roger loves finishing matches with a spectacular shot doesn't he? :lol:

GOAT fight from Roger :rocker2: gutted for Davy but he should take the positives out of this, he hasn't been playing this well for a long time now

Myrre
02-18-2012, 07:58 PM
3-4 0-40 in last set. Lucky one for Fed.

Orka_n
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Devastating for Davy, being a set and a break up before tweaking his knee, Escaperer resurfaces.:haha: Denko would have beaten Murray playing like this.

SERBINATOR
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
3rd set was Quality shot making

but i think this is the Worst "Indoor" Tennis i have ever seen from Roger

"Grandpa" syndrome acting up

Davy :sad:

MuzzahLovah
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Surprising how many chances he had in the third, despite blowing the lead in the second.

bouncer7
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
This match on best way depicts whole Davydenko's career and why he is born as loser

FedererBulgaria
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Pusherer at his finest. Get ready to be destroyed by the Tower of Tandil

This coming from Djokovic fan is pretty funny :lol:

Pirata.
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Fed :lol:

Olderer still chugging along.

henke007
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
3/13 on bp:o

Serverer kept it close so clutcherer could close it out in the end.

Tennis-Life
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Pusherer at his finest. Get ready to be destroyed by the Tower of Tandil

Pusherer is your hero clown..

Well played Fed. Hope we will see good final

fsoica
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Pusherer at his finest. Get ready to be destroyed by the Tower of Tandil

aren't you too old to be a hater?

Evitman
02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Finally Olderer found someone who outchokes him. Davydenko had 3 mini-matchpoints, then he suddenly realized that Federer is on the other side of the net, losing 9 points in a row to see his master serving for the match. What a turkey! :facepalm:

GSMnadal
02-18-2012, 08:00 PM
Almost feel like taking the late night train to Rotterdam and throw a rotten tomato at Davydenko, damn it, you had him!

green25814
02-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Well done Fed. Good to see Kolya playing at quite a high level too :)

TheBoiledEgg
02-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Kolya had him by the balls and blew it :(

Voo de Mar
02-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Number of Denko's chokes against Federer is amazing considering that the Russian player is usually very stable mentally (despite his awful body language) when he leads.

Slice Winner
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
A couple of good things here:
Feds 'winning ugly', which he sometimes doesn't bother to do (Tankerer). Note: Fed's 'winning ugly' is still better to watch than most grinders.

Davy playing really quite well actually, apart from a few obvious facepalm moments and a certain amount of choking.
He was actually really clutch on a lot of break points, saving something like 10 of 13, but no one will remember that ;)
Hope he has a good season, although there won't be many more quasi-fast indoor courts like this where he can play his best.

Ash86
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Choke from Davydenko - reminded me why I never liked him (other than him beating Nadal so many times ;)) - players who have the talent but just choke against the top 2-3 really irritate me. You could see the final break coming a mile off as soon as he didn't capitalise on the break points. All mental. On the positive side for him his level is clearly much better than last year and he could be dangerous early on in draws in IW & Miami...

The less said about Roger the better. It will be a travesty if he wins this title given who he's beaten and how he's beaten them i.e. choking by opponents. Del Po has shown a great level and I hope he brings that tomorrow. Time for the Tower of Tandil to begin his assault on the top 4. I don't quite understand why Fed's been so poor post-Aus Open though - he was great there and then suddenly Fed Cup & Rotterdam he's been Shankerer most of the time...

samanosuke
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Regarding the fact that he isn't winning matches of this type lately Fed will take wins like this anywhere and anytime . Sad for Kolya, he really needed this win . But you see on Kolya body language why this H2H is that bad . Against neither one guy Kolya doesn't look like a beaten man who admires to opponent expect when he plays Fed

Kat_YYZ
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
3/13 on BP :facepalm:
but great fighting from Rog! :D It means a lot to see him win matches like this these days.
http://www.smileystar.com/emoticons/msn-animal-emoticons/happy-penguin.gif

Corey Feldman
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Indoor King still marching on :sport:

Delpo, for the Switzer, you are next victim

Johnny Groove
02-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Lots of drama here.

First, Davy up a set and break, you think maybe he will finish in straights?!?! No, Federer fights back, wins 4 games in a row, wins the 2nd 6-3.

In the 3rd, Fed has shitload of BP chances, but doesn't take any. 5 I believe, in the early couple games of the third.

Davydenko, though, has a 0-40 chance when Fed served at 3-4, but didn't take advantage. I think he had a 4th BP too, but didn't win that one either. The worst was at 15-40 when he had the backhand DTL lined up, Fed was running the other way, sure winner, he puts it into the net :facepalm: After that, Fed hit 2 aces to get the advantage, and held.

After Fed held for 4 all, you knew it was over. Denko was broken the next game and Fed served it out to script.

MuzzahLovah
02-18-2012, 08:03 PM
:haha: Denko would have beaten Murray playing like this.

The match involved Federer and Davydenko, try to stay on topic.:wavey:

Mystique
02-18-2012, 08:04 PM
What an effort and fight from Roger :worship:
glad to see him win one of these close ones for a change.

Great match overall, especially the third set was high quality affair. :)
Good week for Kolya, clearly he still has some life left. As for Roger, congrats again, and hope he has something in the tank for tomorrow.

ALLEZ!

Corey Feldman
02-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Roger loves finishing matches with a spectacular shot doesn't he? :lol:
when up MP yes

when down MP its a shot flying into some fans beer can

KoOlMaNsEaN
02-18-2012, 08:05 PM
That was umm, wow.
I still don't understand how Roger won this match :lol:

ballbasher101
02-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Never in doubt. Just like Federer shits himself against Nadal Davydenko does the same against Federer. They both played great tennis. Very good match apart from the choking of course. Good to see Davydenko playing well again. He should build on this.

ReturnWinner
02-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Chokeydenko doing his usual stuff against luckerer.
He must be really happy!!!

Roamed
02-18-2012, 08:09 PM
First set was not great from Fed, Davy was bossing, second set Davy let his level down a little and Fed hit a couple of good shots to give him his confidence back, it's good he didn't run away with it after that and the final set was still in doubt for a while as it made it a more worthwhile win.

Will need to play better tomorrow to beat Delpo but a good result nonetheless :yeah:

samanosuke
02-18-2012, 08:10 PM
And people who call Denko a choker :facepalm: . Chokers don't own Nadal . It's much easier to choke against Nadal than against Fed, just things like this come when you loses first 4 or 5 times to the same guy

Tennis-Life
02-18-2012, 08:10 PM
I have to say Kolya is still capable to bagel Nadal any time

timafi
02-18-2012, 08:12 PM
Choke from Davydenko - reminded me why I never liked him (other than him beating Nadal so many times ;)) - players who have the talent but just choke against the top 2-3 really irritate me. You could see the final break coming a mile off as soon as he didn't capitalise on the break points. All mental. On the positive side for him his level is clearly much better than last year and he could be dangerous early on in draws in IW & Miami...

The less said about Roger the better. It will be a travesty if he wins this title given who he's beaten and how he's beaten them i.e. choking by opponents. Del Po has shown a great level and I hope he brings that tomorrow. Time for the Tower of Tandil to begin his assault on the top 4. I don't quite understand why Fed's been so poor post-Aus Open though - he was great there and then suddenly Fed Cup & Rotterdam he's been Shankerer most of the time...

:help: :lol:

masterclass
02-18-2012, 08:12 PM
Finally Olderer found someone who outchokes him. Davydenko had 3 mini-matchpoints, then he suddenly realized that Federer is on the other side of the net, losing 9 points in a row to see his master serving for the match. What a turkey! :facepalm:

Nonsense. Davydenko played incredibly brave and well for almost the entire match.
Especially on most of those break point opportunities against him.

Mr. Federer was simply awful in the first set off of both wings and Davydenko rightly spanked him.
Federer stopped making the errors in the second set, and that set and the third set made this the best match of the tournament. It was anybody's match, then at 3-4, Federer came back from 0-40 with good serving and one tight netted backhand from Davydenko to 4-4. Federer went into unplayable mode, broke Davydenko at love and served out the set.

Davydenko has nothing to be ashamed of.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Ash86
02-18-2012, 08:16 PM
I have to say Kolya is still capable to bagel Nadal any time

On indoor hard yes. He won't bagel him on slow outdoor hard & certainly not on clay. I'd quite like a few claycourt meetings this year to even up that H2H to be honest. He's not a bad player so having a 4-6 H2H not atrocious IMO but it'd be nice to sort it out while he has the chance.

I really don't see how Federer still sees himself playing 4 years from now when he plays matches like this. It's clear he's declining and sure with his talent he could still be a top 10-20 player even 2-4 years from now but is that what he wants?! I can't see him staying top 4 beyond 2013 - have to doubt he'd still keep playing despite his pronouncements about having no plans to retire....

abollo
02-18-2012, 08:19 PM
:worship::worship: to Roger

Also :yeah: to Davy. Great match

martinatreue
02-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Very tough play from both guys. Well done, champ. you will need to play even better against Del Potro tomorrow although he does not move as well as Nikolay IMO. Keep going strong, Kolya.

Hingisova
02-18-2012, 08:26 PM
To quote the church lady on SNL "Wasn't that "special":worship:...turning point of course with Fed being down 3-4 and Davy leading 40-15 and then out came the magic wand plus the great rally they had with Fed pulling it out! Highly entertaining and riveting match..you're not dead yet Fed...good comeback!:worship:

Hingisova:wavey:

tennizen
02-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Entertaining match. Some good fight from Olderer.

Davy hitting that BH into the net at 4-3 ,15-40 in the third set:lol:

Liked the way Fed ran like a madman to go 0-30 on Davy's serve in that penultimate game.

Pirata.
02-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Finally Olderer found someone who outchokes him.

Verdasco?

Slice Winner
02-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Just have to add, it's really nice to see pure ballstriking and up-tempo tennis for once.
It's not like it's all 1-2 punch, or serve & volley - the match was almost all played at the baseline, with some stunning crosscourt shots, changes of direction, half volleys, and some great defense too.

Much prefer this to slow court grinding that we're going to see at IW and Miami.

fran70
02-18-2012, 08:43 PM
Inspite of losing his chances to break at 3-4 in the 3rd and therefore the match it was a good week for Davydenko overall. It is the best tennis I watched on him on such a long time.

nsidhan
02-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Federer needs to play more defense and stay in the point longer if he is to beat Nadal and Nole. Great match. He made lesser errors in the 2nd and 3rd set. Great stuff from Davydenko too. Hope he can take some confidence from this and get back to his winning ways.

TennisOnWood
02-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Inspite of losing his chances to break at 3-4 in the 3rd and therefore the match it was a good week for Davydenko overall. It is the best tennis I watched on him on such a long time.

First 1/2 of bigger tournament after 2 years

masterclass
02-18-2012, 08:53 PM
A couple of good things here:
Feds 'winning ugly', which he sometimes doesn't bother to do (Tankerer). Note: Fed's 'winning ugly' is still better to watch than most grinders.

Davy playing really quite well actually, apart from a few obvious facepalm moments and a certain amount of choking.
He was actually really clutch on a lot of break points, saving something like 10 of 13, but no one will remember that ;)
Hope he has a good season, although there won't be many more quasi-fast indoor courts like this where he can play his best.

;) Mr. Federer surely will remember. The first set was clearly ugly from Federer. The second and third, no.

After the first set, it was the best match of the tournament and both men were brave - Davydenko played superbly and with courage to save multiple break points in the multiple games in the 3rd set - there was no choke from Mr. Federer there. Mr. Federer served and played extremely well to save break points on his serve, especially when down 3-4 and love-40 in the third. Davydenko had 1 tight netted backhand in that game, but it was a single shot out of making many more under more pressure on his own serve. I don't call that a choke. For those that do, shame on you. Davydenko should be applauded for his overall bravery, not ridiculed.

Respectfully,
masterclass

nsidhan
02-18-2012, 08:57 PM
;) Mr. Federer surely will remember. The first set was clearly ugly from Federer. The second and third, no.

After the first set, it was the best match of the tournament and both men were brave - Davydenko played superbly and with courage to save multiple break points in the multiple games in the 3rd set - there was no choke from Mr. Federer there. Mr. Federer served and played extremely well to save break points on his serve, especially when down 3-4 and love-40 in the third. Davydenko had 1 tight netted backhand in that game, but it was a single shot out of making many more under more pressure on his own serve. I don't call that a choke. For those that do, shame on you. Davydenko should be applauded for his overall bravery, not ridiculed.

Respectfully,
masterclass

:yeah:

castle007
02-18-2012, 08:58 PM
What a great win for Federer!! Happy to see him a close match. :) He seemed to play better as the match progressed. Davydenko played great tennis too and hopefully he will keep up this level for the rest of the year. Both players showed the rest of the tour how tennis should be played.

Good luck in the final Federer. He needs to be focused.

samanosuke
02-18-2012, 09:01 PM
;) Mr. Federer surely will remember. The first set was clearly ugly from Federer. The second and third, no.

After the first set, it was the best match of the tournament and both men were brave - Davydenko played superbly and with courage to save multiple break points in the multiple games in the 3rd set - there was no choke from Mr. Federer there. Mr. Federer served and played extremely well to save break points on his serve, especially when down 3-4 and love-40 in the third. Davydenko had 1 tight netted backhand in that game, but it was a single shot out of making many more under more pressure on his own serve. I don't call that a choke. For those that do, shame on you. Davydenko should be applauded for his overall bravery, not ridiculed.

Respectfully,
masterclass

:yeah:

it's pleasant to read your observations .


PS you don't need to show respect every time . people who understand what are you talking respect you and other mugs don't deserve your respect

masterclass
02-18-2012, 09:06 PM
:yeah:

it's pleasant to read your observations .


PS you don't need to show respect every time . people who understand what are you talking respect you and other mugs don't deserve your respect

Thanks sam :) You may be right... but it's my style...and sig ;)

Respectfully,
masterclass

mlhyde
02-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Thanks sam :) You may be right... but it's my style...and sig ;)

Respectfully,
masterclass

Very classy.

NID
02-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Federer sending a message to Rafa and Nole. Pray for Death! :bowdown:

nole_no1
02-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Davy was leading 4-3* 40-0 in the decider and he couldn't break... that was the turning point

ossie
02-18-2012, 09:57 PM
what a match, its a shame davydenko got robbed a couple of times by the linesmen.

Gagsquet
02-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Very classy.

a little bit annoying too. :p

abraxas21
02-18-2012, 10:05 PM
only watched the third set. thought davy had it when he had those 3 BP. that missed easy backhand when federer was serving at 15-40, 3 games to 4 proved to be too expensive...

leng jai
02-18-2012, 10:14 PM
Rogie!!!!!

Ajde.

selyoink
02-18-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice to see Davy play well. Big choke on the second of the three breakpoints. Once Fed held in that game the match was over.

Hopefully this wasn't a one off tournament from Davy, but it probably was.

allpro
02-18-2012, 10:22 PM
thoroughly entertaining match. props to donkey for fighting thru the pain and giving it his all :hatoff:

Kip
02-18-2012, 10:35 PM
This match on best way depicts whole Davydenko's career and why he is born as loser

Says the one behind a computer screen while the other is an elite level athlete? Yeah, okay. :cool:

nsidhan
02-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Says the one behind a computer screen while the other is an elite level athlete? Yeah, okay. :cool:

Haha :yeah:

nsidhan
02-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Davydenko was not injured. He played just fine.

Slice Winner
02-19-2012, 12:17 AM
Any highlights yet?

habibko
02-19-2012, 12:27 AM
Any highlights yet?

LaEvv9ATaMc

Chirag
02-19-2012, 01:09 AM
he really got lucky here .Not at all optimistic about the final :o

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-19-2012, 01:17 AM
What language are the highlights in? Dutch? It sounds like English, but not...

I could not watch the end of this match but I knew before it ended how it would end; I just did not expect that it would take tha t long! Honestly, Denko lost this match when he called the trainer on court in the second set at 3-2...he gave new life to Federer, and Federer took his chance. Too bad Denko, but this is the story of your career.

electronicmusic
02-19-2012, 03:20 AM
What language are the highlights in? Dutch? It sounds like English, but not...

I could not watch the end of this match but I knew before it ended how it would end; I just did not expect that it would take tha t long! Honestly, Denko lost this match when he called the trainer on court in the second set at 3-2...he gave new life to Federer, and Federer took his chance. Too bad Denko, but this is the story of your career.

It's Dutch.

Smiling Buddha
02-19-2012, 03:38 AM
I am afraid I can not call him GOAT anymore after this performance. But I will rethink that once he improves his already dominant record against Nadal.

Mystique
02-19-2012, 04:10 AM
when up MP yes

when down MP its a shot flying into some fans beer can

:rolls:

dabeast
02-19-2012, 04:37 AM
phew Fed, great heart to finish it out :yeah: no way is he the fave for the final tmr.

Davy's looking good, self-belief is key and I hope he can keep this up for rest of the season

joplin
02-19-2012, 09:20 AM
good to see Davydenko finally putting his act together

scarecrows
02-19-2012, 10:14 AM
slice seemed to work well
should use it a lot against Del POtro

Hian-GOAT
02-19-2012, 10:16 AM
A win is a win :p Well done King :yeah:

Davis-enko :hug:

BodyServe
02-19-2012, 10:58 AM
Chokydenko carreer in a nutshell.
Actually, this was like watching an american horror movie, you know how it will end but you still watch it.

Crazy Girl
02-19-2012, 09:32 PM
niko!!

:hug::hug::hug:

duong
02-20-2012, 07:12 AM
Great match !!

it was so nice to see one of these matches back :hearts:

Hope Kolya keeps the confidence he had in final two matches, hope it will be a turnaround :yeah:

romismak
02-20-2012, 07:53 AM
Kolya would have won that final with that kind of performance, he has tough draw in Marseille - probably will make only R2, really shame he didn´t make more point here in 500 Rotterdam, he easily could have won this event and 500 points are pretty good boost for guy like him- also for his confidence

rg121
02-20-2012, 08:15 AM
It was brilliant to see the Fed'eration reigning supreme in Rotterdam last night. :cool: Can't wait for Dubai now. Djok facing the Fed'eration in Final would be oh-so-awesome! :devil:

Sophocles
02-20-2012, 11:19 AM
Good win for Fed - this is the kind of match he's been losing in recent years. Good to hear Davydenko played well.

Sunset of Age
02-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Good win for Fed - this is the kind of match he's been losing in recent years.

The key to his victory on the very next day.

Good to hear Davydenko played well.

Yes, he did. As much as Fed was pretty awful especially in the first two sets (and I really think he should actually have lost this match in straights :o), much of that had to do with his opponent doing very well just the same.
Hopefully Davydenko will be able to build upon this very decent result in his upcoming tournaments.

duong
02-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Good win for Fed - this is the kind of match he's been losing in recent years. Good to hear Davydenko played well.

He played great indeed :yeah:

Very quick (I was not sure he was still able to be that quick), going for his shots, very few unforced errors until the end of second set : at that moment he had a problem with his knee and made a few unforced errors (but nothing like when he really loses his game, including against Fed at Aus open 2010, it was only a few unforced errors) until the beginning of third set ... but he went back with a lot of motivation and quickness after saving multiple break points in the beginning of the third.

I never saw Federer playing awful in that match, but he needed time to raise to Davydenko's level (what was great there is that it showed that still he had great desire for the game). And even if Davydenko went from 4-4 to 6-4 3-1 these games were tight.

I knew that with some confidence Davydenko could still play very well but I'm mostly surprised by how quick he moved in that match : against Gasquet he made great shots but he had more time to prepare his shots, I was not sure he could still play with that unbelievable rhythm, I thought he had lost a part of his movement.

As for the confidence clearly he had no fear at all going for his shots in this match : that's what should give him the best feelings.

Crazy Girl
02-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Great, great...my two boys...GREAT!!