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Irrelevant I know, but...

betterthanhenman
11-05-2006, 01:56 PM
Had Federer played Paris, could Davydenko have taken him and claimed his first ever win against him?

This is the best I have ever seen Davydenko play.

And by the way....thank God Robredo isn't going to be the world no. 3!!!!

sanpo
11-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Maybe, but hugely due to Federer being exhausted and overplaying.

But Kolya's recent form against Fed's Madrid form = easy straight sets

richie21
11-05-2006, 03:13 PM
Maybe, but hugely due to Federer being exhausted and overplaying.

But Kolya's recent form against Fed's Madrid form = easy straight sets

Fed's Madrid form was not that good: don t forget he needed 2 tie breaks to beat Soderling.

Experimentee
11-05-2006, 03:17 PM
You cant compare form like that. You are only as good as your opponent makes you look. Davydenko looks great playing against all the players he played against, but none were in the top 5, and the highest ranked player was Robredo who wasnt at his best. Federer on the other hand, has a way of making his opponents look ordinary even if they are great players.

rofe
11-05-2006, 03:24 PM
It is hard to say. Gonzalez was on fire in Wimbly '05, having not lost a set coming into the match against Fed while Fed was looking very ordinary coming into his match against Gonzo. Fed still beat him in straight sets.

Boris Franz Ecker
11-05-2006, 03:25 PM
No, Federer is unbeatable for Davydenko.

sanpo
11-05-2006, 03:55 PM
Fed's Madrid form was not that good: don t forget he needed 2 tie breaks to beat Soderling.

But then he went on to hand Nalby and Gonzo a bagel each ;)

For me, Fed's Madrid SF and F (and I've watched it on Tv) is one of the greatest form he's in this year.

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2006, 03:56 PM
Fed's Madrid form was not that good: don t forget he needed 2 tie breaks to beat Soderling.

Uhm, Söderling was in fine shape then :shrug:

Fergie
11-05-2006, 04:18 PM
I don't see Kolya beating Roger

Boris Franz Ecker
11-05-2006, 04:25 PM
Uhm, Söderling was in fine shape then :shrug:

Söderling was in fantastic form and he would be a hard opponent for Davydenko on fast surface.

In this match against Federer Söderling didn't have a serious chance of winning.
He was lucky to get away with 6-7 in the 2nd set.
1-6 would've been possible.
Federer controlled the match easily.

nobama
11-05-2006, 04:43 PM
Fed's Madrid form was not that good: don t forget he needed 2 tie breaks to beat Soderling.Yeah because tie breaks on faster surfaces indoors is something never heard of.... :rolleyes:

helen phillips
11-05-2006, 04:52 PM
Ancic and Robredo are tough opponents for Davydenko and both were playing well so their is no need to put any qualifiers on Davydenko's win. Having said that I don't see him taking an in form Federer on a fast indoor surface.

nobama
11-05-2006, 05:21 PM
No one should downplay Davydenko's win, but all these "what if" threads are pointless.

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 07:07 PM
You cant compare form like that. You are only as good as your opponent makes you look. Davydenko looks great playing against all the players he played against, but none were in the top 5, and the highest ranked player was Robredo who wasnt at his best. Federer on the other hand, has a way of making his opponents look ordinary even if they are great players.

:yeah:

Congrats to Davy on a great tournament though.

leng jai
11-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Tennis is a game of matchups. Davy has nothing to hurt Federer with. Basically if Federer plays a decent match Davydenko will probably never beat him.

rmb6687
11-06-2006, 02:27 AM
No one should downplay Davydenko's win, but all these "what if" threads are pointless.

totally agree. Davy won...end of story.

Ernham
11-06-2006, 02:30 AM
Tennis is a game of matchups. Davy has nothing to hurt Federer with. Basically if Federer plays a decent match Davydenko will probably never beat him.

Not on a hard court anyway. I think Davy has greater stamina than federer and could possibly beat him on clay, not consistently but beat him nonetheless.

jazar
11-06-2006, 02:19 PM
davydenko can't cope well with federer's slice backhand. davydenko hates volleying so federer can just bring him into the net and pick him off. no matter what surface.

Arnold Fitzgeral
11-06-2006, 07:12 PM
Yes, but Federer would use fatigue as an excuse.

jazar
11-06-2006, 07:42 PM
he probably wouldn't blame fatigue cos thats one of the main reasons he gives for pulling out of tournaments (Paris and Hamburg). if he was tired he wouldn't play and in a tournament even by the time he gets to play davydenko he probably won't have been extended far enough for him to be that tired.