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davydenko cuts rusedksi serve 6-2 6-2

ginny_legend
11-01-2005, 12:15 PM
rusedski serves well but davydenko's return was too good.

TheBoiledEgg
11-01-2005, 12:19 PM
Kolya :woohoo: :D :)

TMC here he comes :banana: :D

MariaV
11-01-2005, 12:32 PM
So Kolya is healthy and doing just fine? So it was a super solid match from him?
At least one Russian in Shanghai, good. :D :yeah:

Melekhin
11-01-2005, 12:35 PM
Great result

Don't expect so solid win from Kolya

so Coria lost , all in Kolya hands to go to China

BlackSilver
11-01-2005, 12:35 PM
So it was a super solid match from him?


Better

He made Rusedski look stupid out there

LaTenista
11-01-2005, 12:38 PM
Rusedski was making lots of UEs and returning like crap during the part of the match I watched.

Yeah, I think Davydenko just qualified for Shanghai now, that win was 15 points.

LaTenista
11-01-2005, 12:39 PM
Better

He made Rusedski look stupid out there

:lol: That isn't such a hard task to accomplish but you're right.

MariaV
11-01-2005, 12:40 PM
Better

He made Rusedski look stupid out there
WOW WOW, thanks, there have been some really amazing matches from Nicky D (hi Prabu :wavey: ) this year. Lately he seemed kinda tired, good to hear he still has it in him. :yeah:

BlackSilver
11-01-2005, 12:53 PM
:lol: That isn't such a hard task to accomplish but you're right.

On Gerflor is. At this level (double 6-2) very probably is

Scotso
11-01-2005, 01:26 PM
:worship:

*Ljubica*
11-01-2005, 01:41 PM
Better

He made Rusedski look stupid out there

That would not be hard :devil: But congrats to Kolya anyway - he deserves to be in Shanghai.

R.Federer
11-01-2005, 01:41 PM
There is a rumour that greg will play in a Challenger in Ukraine next week because he wants to end the year UK #1

Neely
11-01-2005, 01:44 PM
Sounds like a good match from Davydenko, congrats! :yeah:

Did Rusedski have too much pressure because he knew that he could become the British #1 if he does well in this tournament? I don't know... :shrug:

Five
11-01-2005, 02:47 PM
well done Kolya :bigclap: :bigclap:
but a good win often followed by a bad match. So it's absolutely not a good sign :scared: :unsure:
next up is Ancic or Tursunov :scared:

El Legenda
11-01-2005, 03:14 PM
i wonder why Davydenko cant beat Ljubicic indoors.

Geniey2g
11-01-2005, 03:25 PM
There is a rumour that greg will play in a Challenger in Ukraine next week because he wants to end the year UK #1
It's true:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4396368.stm

Rusedski bid dashed by Davydenko
Greg Rusedski's dream of ending 2005 as British number one suffered a major blow as he lost in straight sets to Nikolay Davydenko in the Paris Masters. Victory would have seen Rusedski leapfrog Tim Henman in the world rankings but he was always second best against the impressive third seed.

Davydenko broke twice in each set to win 6-2 6-2 and reach the third round.

Rusedski will now look for the points he needs at a Challenger event in Ukraine in two weeks' time.

But the 32-year-old will have some work to do when he gets to Dnepropetrovsk as he still has points to defend.

"I've got one more Challenger in the Ukraine and it would be great to get the top ranking but if not then I'll do it in 2006," said Rusedski.

"That's a big deal for me to finish the year as the top player.

"It's been a good 2005. I'll be back in the top 40 and I picked up my 15th career title this year in Newport."

Rusedski never looked like upsetting Davydenko, who needs to reach the final to guarantee a place at the Masters Cup.

The Russian, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open, dominated with some fierce returning and won in just under one hour.

"Some days it just does not happen for you," said Rusedski. "And Davydenko was very motivated obviously.

"The way tennis is nowadays with the courts and the balls slowing down makes him a very dangerous rival.

"It was a losing battle for me staying back because he is obviously so good from the back.

"But then when I came forward I was getting passed. So then I tried to figure out something to mix up.

"But from the three options I did not know which one to take. Whichever one I chose today was the wrong one."

*Ljubica*
11-01-2005, 04:17 PM
Sounds like a good match from Davydenko, congrats! :yeah:

Did Rusedski have too much pressure because he knew that he could become the British #1 if he does well in this tournament? I don't know... :shrug:

Quite possibly - though according to the BBC - Rusedski is entering a Challenger in the Ukraine in a couple of weeks - which could still put him above Tim without the media spotlight being so much on him.

gooner88
11-01-2005, 04:42 PM
Davydenko's returns and passing shots today were class.
I don't think Greg's serve is as intimidating as it used to be.....
After watching a match like that, I think it's clear that the courts in Paris aren't very fast. Obviously being indoors helps speed things up, but I think the courts in Madrid and Basel were faster.

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2005, 05:01 PM
greggie :sad: :rolleyes:

DhammaTiger
11-01-2005, 05:48 PM
Happy that Davydenko won.

alelysafina
11-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Kolenka!! :bounce: :bounce: :aparty:

Sorry Im late, I had class :(