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TMC Shanghai RR - Blake def. Davydenko 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Billabong
11-15-2006, 01:56 PM
:bounce:

Billabong
11-15-2006, 01:56 PM
Wasn't Nikolay leading 6-2, 4-2:eek:?

TheBoiledEgg
11-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Kolya :mad:
wasted chances :( :fiery:

should have been a routine 6-2 6-2 win :rolleyes:

Adler
11-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Wasn't Nikolay leading 6-2, 4-2:eek:?
Indeed

Superb play by JB in the last game. Brilliant shots. Anyway, the one who's less tired has won

Voo de Mar
11-15-2006, 01:58 PM
Another interesting match :bounce:
:banana: James finally strong :banana:
Davydenko to score 6:2, 3:1 (40-30) played like a cranky.

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 01:58 PM
James :hatoff:

Davy - officially Balke's pigeon on MTF :sad: You have to beat Nadal now to get to SF...:unsure:

cobalt60
11-15-2006, 01:58 PM
Bravo James :clap:

MrJ
11-15-2006, 01:58 PM
Great comeback from 2-6 2-4 down!! :worship: :worship:

Does he still lack mental strength!! :angel:

And now he qualifies first!! :)

Billabong
11-15-2006, 02:00 PM
I have to say James showed some incredible fight in his 2 matches in Shanghai:worship: Now he's assured to be in the semis:D

knight_ley
11-15-2006, 02:00 PM
:bigclap: GREAT match from James!!!! :yeah:

Melekhin
11-15-2006, 02:00 PM
Kolya :bigcry:

now need to beat Nadal

Melekhin
11-15-2006, 02:01 PM
Kolya :bigcry:

now need to beat Nadal

screaminhead
11-15-2006, 02:01 PM
James Blake
U ROCK!...
HARD!!!

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:woohoo::woohoo:
:yippee:

Xristos
11-15-2006, 02:02 PM
YESSS!!

It looks James will go 3-0 in the group stages and has a great chance at loseing to Federer in the final!

Exodus
11-15-2006, 02:03 PM
james!!! way to go

Net Cord
11-15-2006, 02:04 PM
Nice comeback win by Blake. Now, if Nadal beats Robredo, Blake is assured of first place in the Gold Group, and (likely) not having to play Federer in the semifinals.

ShimSham
11-15-2006, 02:05 PM
Blake showed real courage to stay in a match that he was obviously losing. He turned it around and won. Well done! :)

SloKid
11-15-2006, 02:09 PM
James, you champ, well done!

darnyelb
11-15-2006, 02:10 PM
great comeback! I think he's got a 50/50 chance of making the finals.

ServeAlready81
11-15-2006, 02:13 PM
I thought it was over when James went down 6-2 4-2, nice come back win.

MisterQ
11-15-2006, 02:14 PM
congrats James! Wasn't sure he'd make it out of the round robin but he proved me wrong. :cool:

neme6
11-15-2006, 02:15 PM
and now if Nadal loses today, he can't get to the semis, but it would take a miracle from Robredo to beat Rafa

Net Cord
11-15-2006, 02:18 PM
and now if Nadal loses today, he can't get to the semis, but it would take a miracle from Robredo to beat Rafa

I don't think that's true. If Robredo beats Nadal, Blake beats Robredo, and Nadal beats Davydenko, then Dabydenko, Nadal, and Robredo would each be 1-2, and Nadal could advance based upon tiebreakers.

Macbrother
11-15-2006, 02:18 PM
I must say, I'm quite impressed. It shouldn't have been shocking though, given Blake's head-to-head against these guys; but still, very impressive fight and comeback. Go Blake!

Rogiman
11-15-2006, 02:19 PM
James :hatoff:

Davy - officially Balke's pigeon on MTF :sad: You have to beat Nadal now to get to SF...:unsure:Which is perfect! :D
Kolya will now do his absolute best to defeat Nadal! :D

Daftpunk
11-15-2006, 02:19 PM
Before the tournament started there is no way I would have bet on Blake to win all his group matches, but it is certainly looking like it could happen!

Great fightback :worship:

Regenbogen
11-15-2006, 02:21 PM
Great job James! :D I really thought it was over in that second set

YEMI
11-15-2006, 02:30 PM
go james :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

RonE
11-15-2006, 02:32 PM
Normally I would have been happy for Blake but with Blake likely a winner over Robredo a win for Kolya today would have really put the pressure on Nadal :fiery:

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 02:32 PM
I have to say James showed some incredible fight in his 2 matches in Shanghai:worship: Now he's assured to be in the semis:D

Is that right? :scratch: If he loses 0-2 to Robredo, Robredo beats Nadal, and Davydenko beats Nadal 2-0, Davydenko Robredo and Blake have 2 wins each but Davy and Robredo are +2 in sets while James is only +1.

However, all three results seem rather unlikely...

Jimnik
11-15-2006, 02:32 PM
Kolya still hasn't found his Paris form yet. Blake missed a lot of 1st serves and hit many UEs to go 6-2 4-2 down. But credit to him, he played extremely well to win 7 out of the next 8 games.

I think that pretty much decides the group. I can't see Davydenko's game standing up against Nadal's game.

MrJ
11-15-2006, 02:34 PM
Normally I would have been happy for Blake but with Blake likely a winner over Robredo a win for Kolya today would have really put the pressure on Nadal :fiery:

No need to worry, surely Fed will not lose to Nadal. :unsure:

BlakeJamitis
11-15-2006, 02:34 PM
That's my boi

I tell ya - James was down & looking defeated but he fought so well. His serve in that first set was brutal. I pray this is his "off" match for the tourney.

Unless things turn strange, I expect Fed & Roddick to advance on one end & Blake & Nadal on the other side. That would mean a Blake/Roddick semi & a Fed/Nadal semi.

jayjay
11-15-2006, 02:35 PM
Blake hung in there, and credit to him for that BUT Davydenko blew this big time, very very poor from him.

It does offer me some optimism though if Davydenko is going to choke this bad (and it was a choke, Blake did nothing to alter the match) against opponents he has never beaten before - on this evidence, Chela is a must for DC. :lol:

Loremaster
11-15-2006, 02:43 PM
HEHE Blake played a bad match and still won it, his returns were the worst from his recent matches(but these 2 in final game where outstanding :eek: :eek: ), James was playign strange match, one time conctred three balls later playing like crap, but he won what counts the most and showed that he improve on the mental side, against Nadal and Davy great comebback
(against Nikolay even tougher because he was two game from defeat )

Congrats James !! but I want him to improve and show more his awesome shotmaking abilities )

Jimnik
11-15-2006, 02:48 PM
Blake hung in there, and credit to him for that BUT Davydenko blew this big time, very very poor from him.

It does offer me some optimism though if Davydenko is going to choke this bad (and it was a choke, Blake did nothing to alter the match) against opponents he has never beaten before - on this evidence, Chela is a must for DC. :lol:
Don't get your hopes up too much. Best of 5-set matches are a totally different situation.

Loremaster
11-15-2006, 03:09 PM
Davydenko is a choker he don't know how to play with Top players, maybe he has game to beat all lower ranked players but his ranking - no.3 is overrated he is Top10 player right now, but he has neagtive H-T-H with almost entire Top10 , he is sneaking victories when all better players withdraws, or the draw is empty. Credit to him for making it, but he desn't have balls to play with other these better players, even with Robredo on this surface he was struggling

Davydenko is
0-8 vs Federer
0-0 vs Nadal
2-2 vs Ljubicic(0-2 since 2004)
0-4 vs Roddick
3-1 vs Robredo
2-4 vs Fat Dave
0-5 vs James Blake

for me this stats are shocking he has winning record only against Robredo, as for no.3 bloody bad

Katastrophe
11-15-2006, 03:11 PM
Way to hang in James, nice win! :yeah:

jasmin
11-15-2006, 03:33 PM
Well it's good to know that Blake is working on the mental side of his game. That's a big part of being a champion. Normally he would have gotten down on himself and just let it go since it was almost over.

I'm proud of him.

Moni15
11-15-2006, 03:43 PM
Great stuff JB, to beat the inform Davy....Blake owns this guy now 5-0!!!

The end od season comeback is on......:worship:

Moni15
11-15-2006, 03:44 PM
Great stuff JB, to beat the inform Davy....Blake owns this guy now 5-0!!!

The end of season comeback is on......:worship:

selyoink
11-15-2006, 03:48 PM
Dammit Davydenko. Please beat Nadal and advance.

tangerine_dream
11-15-2006, 03:49 PM
Brilliant, James :bounce: :banana: :hatoff: :cool: :drive:

TMJordan
11-15-2006, 04:00 PM
nice chokejob davy you prick

MrJ
11-15-2006, 04:02 PM
James officially tops the group!!! :worship: :D :bounce: :clap2: :bigclap: :yeah:

Experimentee
11-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Great fight by Blake :bounce:

I thought he was out of it at 2-6 1-3 and 15-40, with points against him to go down a double break, but he fought hard and hung in there.

For someone who is always criticised for his mental strength, James has shown a lot of it this week.

Hopefully he'll beat Robredo and qualify first. If Nadal is 2nd in the group and manages to beat Fed like he normally does, Blake could possibly be in the final vs Nadal if he wins his semi :eek:

Net Cord
11-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Great fight by Blake :bounce:

I thought he was out of it at 2-6 1-3 and 15-40, with points against him to go down a double break, but he fought hard and hung in there.

For someone who is always criticised for his mental strength, James has shown a lot of it this week.

Hopefully he'll beat Robredo and qualify first. If Nadal is 2nd in the group and manages to beat Fed like he normally does, Blake could possibly be in the final vs Nadal if he wins his semi :eek:

With Robredo's loss to Nadal, Blake is 1st in the Gold Group no matter what happens in the last 2 matches.

Voo de Mar
11-15-2006, 04:11 PM
With Robredo's loss to Nadal, Blake is 1st in the Gold Group no matter what happens in the last 2 matches.

Very well, Blake probably will be play in the semi-final against A-Rod whom he defeated two times this year :D

Godiva
11-15-2006, 04:14 PM
I was impressed with Blake's mental game today. This is a new thing. I hope it continues and grows from strength to strength.

CooCooCachoo
11-15-2006, 04:17 PM
:speakles:

MrJ
11-15-2006, 04:18 PM
:speakles:

seen a ghost?

sawan66278
11-15-2006, 04:19 PM
This week could really be a watershed for James...after his sorry tanking to Mirnyi at Wimbledon (two sets to one up), it appears that James is starting to fight...coming back from huge deficits against the #2 and #3 players in the world!!! Well done, James:)

He has yet to win a five set match I believe, but will do so next year I predict.

By the way, that breakdown of the head to head record of Davy against the top ten is shocking and cringe worthy!!! More fuel for the fire for those who argue that Federer has no real competition...and who can blame them...

Nando_L
11-15-2006, 04:22 PM
Kolya :sad:

Voo de Mar
11-15-2006, 04:29 PM
...coming back from huge deficits against the #2 and #3 players in the world!!!

I would like to remind that James won a tie-break in New York against #1 Federer 11-9... Then FedEx has won 11 consecutives tie-breaks, which is probably one of the best (this type) achievements in tennis history.

Pfloyd
11-15-2006, 04:32 PM
Hmm, Nadal could be the winner in Shanghai, I mean, lets say he beats Davydenko, which I honestly think he will, next up is Fed. That'll be easy :).

After Fed, lets say Blake beat Roddick (could happen). Nadal Blake final. Nadal was lacking confidence against Blake, his win against Roger would definetly get his confidence back. Although James would be tough, once we get to a fith set, it's over for James :).

R.Federer
11-15-2006, 05:06 PM
I am so pleased about this! I did not think James was going to win! I thought Niko in 3!

ChinoRios4Ever
11-15-2006, 05:12 PM
nice comeback james :yeah:

jayjay
11-15-2006, 05:40 PM
Don't get your hopes up too much. Best of 5-set matches are a totally different situation.

Yes I know. You choke for longer.

:p :)

tangerine_dream
11-15-2006, 06:31 PM
http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=53248

7. Nikolay, why do you make people’s eyes glaze over? Maybe something just gets lost in translation. Making his acceptance speech in Paris, Davydenko lightheartedly began with, “I don’t speak French – I just started English.” But thanks to the French translator, the crowd heard: “I don’t speak French. I’m going to speak in English.” Hard to tell that the low-profile Russian isn’t above the odd sly remark – before a Davis Cup tie against Croatia last year, he predicted the host nation’s “main advantage will be the line officials.” The following week, he assessed his luck at fishing: “I was there for two hours and caught five, then my girlfriend came and caught three in 10 minutes. That's women for you.”

Glazed eyes is right :haha:

DrJules
11-15-2006, 06:38 PM
Historically Blake lead Davydenko 4-0 and Federer lead Roddick 11-1 before yesterday. Based on that, the expected winners are Blake and Federer which is what happend. However, the reality is both Roddick and Davydenko lost matches they could have won.

Davydenko even managed to win more points.

mrserenawilliams
11-15-2006, 06:42 PM
:bigclap: Hopefully he can squeeze through Roddick and maybe Nadal can beat Fed......what is James first TMS win was the TMS?!?!?? :rolls: to all those who said he's not a good player....he JUST made his first step toward greatness!

yonexforever
11-15-2006, 06:43 PM
Davy played lights out tennis for about a set and a half.. I kept wondering what could James do?
Put more air on the ball, slice, come to net?
If i had known the head to head i wouldnt have worried.
Which explains the calmness in whch james acted.
Simply wait for him to go off the boil or he was just too good today!
Davy was pulling shots out of his anus in that first set!!!!
Well done James!

Rafa = Fed Killa
11-15-2006, 06:45 PM
Congrats James :worship:

erekiel
11-15-2006, 07:58 PM
Davydenko was injured. His shin has been bothering him for a set or so.

new-york
11-15-2006, 08:56 PM
phew.

yomeK
11-15-2006, 09:09 PM
Venus James :bowdown: :worship:


I miss my Venus :sobbing:

Tommy_Vercetti
11-15-2006, 09:11 PM
Gold group is a joke compared to Red Group.

musefanatic
11-15-2006, 09:13 PM
Oh damn it :sad: I really thought Davydenko would have him here! Oh but if he was injured, great fight from him :)

JustIncredible
11-15-2006, 09:16 PM
Amazing shit James. :yeah:

Dexter_1986
11-15-2006, 10:42 PM
Congrats James! :D

bonkers186
11-16-2006, 12:51 AM
James :hearts: :sobbing: :hearts:. I can never give up hope in you. Well done. Great fight to get back in it :kiss:

Davy :kiss:

WF4EVER
11-16-2006, 12:54 AM
I for one enjoyed this match, especially because James won. I think it was highly competitive and a deserved win for James who didn't give up even though he was down a set and a break. I hope he displays this same tenacity and fighting will in his SF match, no matter his opponent.

jennTENnisFan06
11-16-2006, 02:24 AM
Congrats, James!! :D

GREAT comeback! Hopefully a sign of a great future???

James looked SO happy when he won!! I was happy for him!

Those two service returns he hit in the last game were insane!! :eek: