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Is Nikolay Davydenko's game similar to Coria's, but better?

NadalMachine
09-06-2006, 07:52 PM
I feel Nikolay's game is very similar to Coria's but better. I want to get other people's oppinions on this.

marti_228
09-06-2006, 08:01 PM
No it's not. Of course he is playing better than Coria, but when Coria was at his best HE had a better game and I don't think they are so similar.

GlennMirnyi
09-06-2006, 08:06 PM
Is this a serious question? :confused:

Scotso
09-06-2006, 08:21 PM
They don't play similarly if you ask me. Davydenko is much more aggressive, for one.

DrJules
09-06-2006, 08:37 PM
Davydenko has a much better serve.

prima donna
09-06-2006, 08:47 PM
Davydenko is a fairly aggressive player, unfortunately, the problem is that the majority of tennis fans find themselves rather perplexed when it comes to engaging themselves in a conversation that has anything to do with strategic play. Nikolay takes the ball just about as early as anyone else on tour, when he's in position to do so. He's a master at ball placement.

Davydenko is an aggressive player (relatively speaking, obviously in comparison to guys like Federer, Safin ... no ) and with that thought in mind, ask yourself if he weren't somewhat aggressive then how would it be possible for him to play at such a high level, against such intense competition ? There are plenty of players that play as frequently as Nikolay, but the fact of the matter is that the majority of players whom have been fortunate enough to find themselves at the pentacle of Men's Tennis don't need the money and probably would prefer resting themselves up for the big tournaments.

Back to the topic at hand, no.

GlennMirnyi
09-06-2006, 09:05 PM
Davydenko is a fairly aggressive player, unfortunately, the problem is that the majority of tennis fans find themselves rather perplexed when it comes to engaging themselves in a conversation that has anything to do with strategic play. Nikolay takes the ball just about as early as anyone else on tour, when he's in position to do so. He's a master at ball placement.

Davydenko is an aggressive player (relatively speaking, obviously in comparison to guys like Federer, Safin ... no ) and with that thought in mind, ask yourself if he weren't somewhat aggressive then how would it be possible for him to play at such a high level, against such intense competition ? There are plenty of players that play as frequently as Nikolay, but the fact of the matter is that the majority of players whom have been fortunate enough to find themselves at the pentacle of Men's Tennis don't need the money and probably would prefer resting themselves up for the big tournaments.

Back to the topic at hand, no.


That's the reason of my question. Coria is as agressive as a Koala.

shotgun
09-06-2006, 09:11 PM
Their games aren't similar at all. Plus Coria in 2003/04 was showing a much higher level than Davydenko is right now, especially on clay.

FieryFederer
09-06-2006, 10:09 PM
He is like Agassi.. His baseline game is good. His BH and FH equally good. He is the most underrated player in the top 10.

rexman
09-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Davydenko plays so much flatter than Coria. They both move well and aren't overwhelmingly powerful, but that's about the extent of it.

ugotlobbed
09-06-2006, 11:08 PM
noob alert

Allstar
09-06-2006, 11:15 PM
Coria was arguably the best shot-maker on tour. Clearly above Davy imo

brent-o
09-06-2006, 11:35 PM
I don't see how people call Davydenko a counter-puncher. He hits with plenty of pace and doesn't rely on his defense too often to win him points. He's not like a Hewitt or anything.

Neely
09-06-2006, 11:42 PM
A few similiarities exist, but Davydenko is way too monotonous in his game to even compare to Coria, presumed he is at his best. Davydenko IMO by far does not have the game wit and game cunningness of Coria. He is not even as close as fun to watch for me than Coria. And Davydenko hits the ball totally different than Coria (bear in mind, I'm comparing the Coria of his great times, not the current one).

Jagermeister
09-06-2006, 11:47 PM
Davydenko is more agressive than Coria. Coria has (had? lmao) a lot more finesse.

The one similarity is that both can control the court very well. Just have different ways of finishing shots.

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 05:53 AM
This can't be a serious thread.

Coria has better feel and Davydenko has more power on his shots.

Leo
09-07-2006, 06:58 AM
I don't see a similarity between their games at all. And I too am sick of people calling Davydenko a counter-puncher. When I've seen him play this year especially, he's been super aggressive going for everything. Some days he hits, some days he misses. And that's why he's always going from multiple first round losses to finals/tournament wins.

Leo
09-07-2006, 06:59 AM
This can't be a serious thread.

Coria has better feel and Davydenko has more power on his shots.

Absolutely. Davydenko misses some volleys and touch shots that crafty Coria wouldn't miss, not even now during his slump. And on the flip side, Davydenko could easily overpower Guillermo.

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 07:14 AM
Absolutely. Davydenko misses some volleys and touch shots that crafty Coria wouldn't miss, not even now during his slump. And on the flip side, Davydenko could easily overpower Guillermo.

He is still the Poor Mans Kafelnikov, but yes he showed that at RG in 05 he was able to rally with Coria and hit through him. They both play from the baseline that is probably the biggest similarity they have.

adee-gee
09-07-2006, 12:25 PM
Coria was a considerably better player at his best :sad:

If anything, he's like a poor man's Agassi :shrug:

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 12:26 PM
Coria was a considerably better player at his best :sad:

If anything, he's like a poor man's Agassi :shrug:

PMK volleys better than Agassi and is quicker and plays every week something Agassi didn't do.

Pfloyd
09-07-2006, 01:31 PM
I believe Davydenko to be a better all surface player than Coria, except on clay of course, Coria used to be a joy to watch in that surface. However, Coria was quite mediocre on grass, and OK on hardcourt, whereas Davydenko is good on clay, quite mediocre on grass, and pretty decent on hard court...

Liverpool4ever
09-07-2006, 03:02 PM
Speaking of Davydenko why is he so bad on grass? He has great movement, takes the ball early and is one of the best returner of first serves out there. He also does not seem to have much of a problem with low slices from the matches he has had with Federer and Murray.

Another controversial one is that I think Roddick has on paper a decent game for clay and should be doing a lot better, but lack of match practise and confidence hurts him.

name_change
09-07-2006, 03:19 PM
cant stand davydenko, but i like his bh a lot. but he's not like coria at all...reasons have all been mentioned already.

allero
09-07-2006, 03:58 PM
I believe Davydenko to be a better all surface player than Coria, except on clay of course, Coria used to be a joy to watch in that surface. However, Coria was quite mediocre on grass, and OK on hardcourt, whereas Davydenko is good on clay, quite mediocre on grass, and pretty decent on hard court...
Sorry, but the old Coria was a MUCH better grass court player than Davydenko.
Coria was actually quite good on grass. He definitely has achieved more than Dayvdenko - 4th round at Wimbledon and a final at s'hertogenbosch.

On hard court Coria also made QF at US Open (twice), Final in TMS Miami and a couple more QF's at TMS events. He also had success in smaller events.

I'd say: On Clay Coria >>> Davydenko
On Hard Coria = Davydenko
On Grass Coria >> Davydenko

Of course this is refering to the old Coria....

adee-gee
09-07-2006, 04:02 PM
Another controversial one is that I think Roddick has on paper a decent game for clay and should be doing a lot better, but lack of match practise and confidence hurts him.
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You cannot be serious.