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Moscow Final: Who is Russia's Top Dog? Davydenko vs Safin

hanabishi
10-14-2006, 06:17 PM
This is a battle for who really is Russia's top dog. Daydenko has been Russia's #1 ranked player for the past two years, but Safin is the player with 2 slams to his credit.

Head to head: Safin leads 2-1, all their matches have been played in 2006.
2006 Estoril Portugal Clay R16 Davydenko 4-6 6-1 6-2
2006 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells Hard R32 Safin 7-6(5) 3-6 6-4
2006 Dubai U.A.E. Hard R32 Safin 4-6 6-2 6-2

Davydenko has 8 career titles (3 in 2006), including the 2004 Kremlin Cup.
Safin has 15 career titles (none in 2006), and interestingly enough, he's never won his home tournament.

I have a feeling Safin will want this title more, but will he be able to handle the pressures from the home crowd?

*Viva Chile*
10-14-2006, 06:21 PM
Marat will win!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care if in 2 or 3.

Idiotic optimism have got results after waiting a long long time :lol: :yeah:

Adler
10-14-2006, 06:21 PM
Safin[...]'s never won his home tournament.
Actually he's won St.Petersburg twice, unless you claim that "home" refers only to hometown

Sjengster
10-14-2006, 06:23 PM
Actually he's won St.Petersburg twice, unless you claim that "home" refers only to hometown

It probably does; for example Federer has won in Gstaad, but never in his home tournament (Basel).

Jadranka
10-14-2006, 06:25 PM
Ajmooo SAFIN :)

hanabishi
10-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Actually he's won St.Petersburg twice, unless you claim that "home" refers only to hometown

Yup, I was referring to "hometown".

CmonAussie
10-14-2006, 06:27 PM
It probably does; for example Federer has won in Gstaad, but never in his home tournament (Basel).
:wavey:
My man Hewitt won in his old hometown twice [Adelaide 98 & 00] plus his new hometwon~ Sydney [4-times & 1-TMC also]:D ~~however he`s was denied his only chance to win his home-country slam by Safin [AO 05 final]:sad:

Xristos
10-14-2006, 06:32 PM
Marat will take down ugly boy.

Alexandy
10-14-2006, 06:34 PM
I'll be rooting for Kolya tomorrow because he's my absolute favorite. :) But I will give a few of my cheers for Safin because he needs this title for his confidence and ranking.

bellascarlett
10-14-2006, 06:37 PM
Cmon Marat! :rocker2:

canbera
10-14-2006, 06:40 PM
hopefully Marat will win.

Action Jackson
10-14-2006, 06:51 PM
Safin.

gulzhan
10-14-2006, 06:57 PM
I wish Marat wins, but it'll be Kolya, no doubt! :)

BTW, Davydenko was extremely nice in interview after the match with Santoro-- very charming smile, jokes, and good answers. He said he wanted Marat to win in the other semi because it'll be interesting final-- good for the crowd! :angel:
He changed a lot (maybe after blogging? :p )-- acts and speaks as a real top 5 player! :devil:

Wow! I am the only one who thinks Davy wins in 2 sets!

mer
10-14-2006, 07:00 PM
I'm afraid it's Davydenko, but then again I'm always pessimistic when it comes to Marat...

Saumon
10-14-2006, 07:06 PM
Tarpi ( :secret: aka Marat's sexay dad :drool: ) will threaten Davydenko "You let Safin win or else, no DC final for you"

TMJordan
10-14-2006, 07:08 PM
Lets do it Marat!

:banana:

hanabishi
10-14-2006, 07:09 PM
Tarpi ( :secret: aka Marat's sexay dad :drool: ) will threaten Davydenko "You let Safin win or else, no DC final for you"

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

gulzhan
10-14-2006, 07:11 PM
Tarpi ( :secret: aka Marat's sexay dad :drool: ) will threaten Davydenko "You let Safin win or else, no DC final for you"

:haha: Tarpishev must be flattered! :haha:

Naaa, we need Kolya for the match with Argentinians... (and with Chiele too! ;) ) Plus we want Davy in Shanghai! :devil:

tennisgal_001
10-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Safin must feel pumped up, getting into his first final in ages. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say he rips Davy a new one :devil:

El Maratski in TWO (please Marat, don't make me look like a fool tomorrow)

Regenbogen
10-14-2006, 09:47 PM
Safin in 3. Hopefully in 2.

landoud
10-14-2006, 09:50 PM
Marat :)

robinhood
10-14-2006, 09:51 PM
MARARARARARARAT!
hopefully in two, so he has time to recover for Madrid and doesn't bomb out in the R1.

foul_dwimmerlaik
10-14-2006, 10:08 PM
As the majority of votes are for Safin, I'm feeling pretty confident that Davy will win. This board is almost always wrong when it comes to Safin.

tangerine_dream
10-14-2006, 10:10 PM
Marat. Will you PLEASE destroy this annoying Davydenko guy, the Invisible Man? Come on now, take this title!

atheneglaukopis
10-14-2006, 10:10 PM
Mush, Marat, Mush!

stebs
10-14-2006, 10:16 PM
I would rather Davydenko would win but I think Marat is more likely.

Bilbo
10-14-2006, 11:00 PM
Davydenko should win

ChinoRios4Ever
10-14-2006, 11:13 PM
MARATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
will win :yeah:

cmurray
10-14-2006, 11:54 PM
marat in 3. I hope. Don't really care for Davydenko. :)

new-york
10-15-2006, 12:57 AM
allez safin.

MarieS
10-15-2006, 12:59 AM
As the majority of votes are for Safin, I'm feeling pretty confident that Davy will win. This board is almost always wrong when it comes to Safin.

Is anybody ever right about Safin? :shrug: :lol:

Damita
10-15-2006, 01:34 AM
As the majority of votes are for Safin, I'm feeling pretty confident that Davy will win. This board is almost always wrong when it comes to Safin.

awww Taneshka :tape: :bolt:lol

njorker
10-15-2006, 04:29 AM
Let's go Maraaaaatttttt !!!!!!!

1st title of 2006!

Pfloyd
10-15-2006, 05:15 AM
Safin is obviously Russia's "top dog".

Tommorows match wont decide who is Russia's "top dog", what it will decide is "can safin keep his damn head cool to re-claim his title as russia's best player?".

TMJordan
10-15-2006, 05:48 AM
Go Go Go Marat Go!

You can do it Marat!

As you said "I want to kick his ass"

:banana: