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AO QF: Federer def. Davydenko 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Discuss.

jeremda01
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Wow :worship:Roger:worship:,

Not sure if i want to make a comment on this roller coaster match.

I have no idea how Roger gets himself out of the tough moments like the first set, maybe the toilet break did it for him? Who knows.

The 11th game in the fourth set was tight with the many deuces.

Well done Federer, 23 semis in a now!

:);):)

LinkMage
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Fedmug was headed for a straights sets humiliation at 2-6 1-3 (15*-40)

FedererBulgaria
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
:worship: Crazy last games,crazy match! Way to go Fed,love the score in the 3 set mmmmmm....keep going!For the title:worship: Faster,faster...who is the master-FED:p

jeremda01
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Wow :worship:Roger:worship:,

Not sure if i want to make a comment on this roller coaster match.

I have no idea how Roger gets himself out of the tough moments like the first set, maybe the toilet break did it for him? Who knows.

The 11th game in the fourth set was tight with the many deuces.

Well done Federer!

:);):)

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Discuss.

FedererBulgaria
01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
Go Home Davy

Shirogane
01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
Such a shame Kolya.

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
Roger pulled a Serena?

Mechlan
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
8 threads for this. :spit:

Smoke944
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
The question was if Davy could handle the thought of beating Fed when it really counts. The answer is a resounding no.

Bargearse
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
I really thought Fed was down for the count because Denko has had his measure in recent times. But no! How quickly that match changed. Denko didn't win a game for an hour or something like that. Crazy match. Federer again somewhat lucky to win.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
Fed was great.

Tom Paulman
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
EPIC match. Amazing comeback Roger :worship:

Acer
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
8 threads for this. :spit:

:worship:

Voo de Mar
01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
Expected outcome after unexpected progress.

The last similar scoreline on this level, RG SF '04, Coria def. Henman.

tealeaves
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
Fed, please retire fedmug in set 4

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
I wonder if Fed favors Djokovic or Tsonga in the semis.

Lalalovesong
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
A bizzare match, really!

I guess it's the sun.

UsD.AnDreS
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
NID after that point at 2nd set 1-3 30-40.
Davydenko proves again that he can only dream of being the same champion as Safin is for russian fans.
Great job Roger.

munZe konZa
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
this match was so bad , it was actually good. Nevertheless it only postpones inevitable rise for Nole to the top

green25814
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
WTF happened out there

dusan1610
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
Congrats Federer

dylan24
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
karma for donkey for all the matches he fixed in the past.

Black Friday
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
Very weird match but I'm glad Federer got through :yeah:

DorianGray7
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
HOW MANY THREADS ARE THERE ABOUT THIS? I JUST COUNTED 9

Whoever wrote the one titled "Federer survives Dvedenkyo" is a total fan-boy. Federer was the better player and there were a lot of moments of brilliance. He really honestly played well.

Now go win the whole thing you fucking beauty!

martinatreue
01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
In some ways that is one of the most impressive matches I have ever seen from Federer. The way he stayed calm and refused to waver is nuts. Davydenko collapsed but 99.9% of players except a true champion would not have found a way to come back in that match. Federer cut out the errors, cut out the extreme angles, upped his serve and return percentages and putting on the running shoes. Extremely impressive mental strength.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
23 consecutive semifinals is incredible!

samanosuke
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Nice work Roger . You put the Ukrainian donkey on his place . And donkey shut the fucking mouth next time

RogerFan82
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
As the sun slowly set and the conditions slowed down, federer came back into the match. Fed should thank the williams sisters for playing for 6.5 hours.

LleytonMonfils
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Tsonga a lock for the final now

Pea
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Poor Davy!

Great win, Rogelio!

Deivid23
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Good boy, Roger. Good fucking riddance, fixer

Acer
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Roger pulled a Serena?
He'd have to be fatter and more aggressive (read murderous) to be considered a Serena.

Jōris
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8086/mugchokefix.jpg

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
Men. Davydenko was ANGRY. I was scared looking at him at 5-5. I can't believe he got broken. Nobody can return 3 serves like that.

gaitare
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
More cowbell? MORE THREADS!

iriraz
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
One of the weirdest matches that u could ever see.It was overall a pretty ugly match only the final part of the 4th set was high quality with lots of momentum swings.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
I think Djokovic has a better shot against Roger since he's beaten him 5 times before.

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
He'd have to be fatter and more aggressive (read murderous) to be considered a Serena.

You are right. I am sorry. No. I meant score wise.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
Tsonga a lock for the final now

Why would you say that? Though I wouldn't mind that at all.:)

MrChopin
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
Fed started moving well in the second, and like the Hewitt match, really peppered the CC FH at times, and went through some patches of incredible serving. That said, this match was paced by Donkey, who was up and down so many times during the match.

Congrats on #23!

crude oil
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
congratulations to andy murray for his 1st australian open title.

RagingLamb
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
Davydenko was up a set, and 3-1 40-15 on Roger's serve. He then collapsed, and lost 13 consecutive games, during which Roger finally got his rhythm and serve, reduced bh errors. Denko Mounted a slight comeback in the 4th, but it wasn't enough.

Credit to Roger for hanging in there, but this was more due to Davydenko's obvious breakdown than anything else.

JolánGagó
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
JesusFed :haha:

Absolutely pathetic match, not even WTAesque.

Black Friday
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8086/mugchokefix.jpg

:haha:

Rita
01-27-2010, 08:58 AM
That's my boy.

Dissapointing match though.

bobrocks
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Did you see them share a goofy smile when they shook hands. They knew what a crazy match that was.

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
23 straight SF GS :bigcry:

I thought Roger was done, but somehow found his game and did his thing :woohoo:
of course, Kolya was pretty bad during some moments of the match, but still, Roger managed to snatch the win :D

DorianGray7
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Roger is going to murder Djokovic AND Murray.

Now bend over.

Mechlan
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
One of the strangest matches I've ever seen. Davydenko completely lost the plot in the second set and it cost him the match. You can't let Federer get on track and then try and take it away. Have to finish him off when he's off balance.

FedererBulgaria
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
JesusFed :haha:

Absolutely pathetic match, not even WTAesque.

blah-blah go to WTA:p

Clydey
01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Davydenko's collapse was shameful. That he came back at the end shouldn't hide the fact that he collapsed like a fucking house of cards just because he didn't secure a double break. Federer certainly upped his level, but that run of 13 games lost in a row sums up why Davydenko has not won a major.

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 09:00 AM
Man. What's wrong with Davydenko? He choked 2 sets to Verdasco and choked 2 sets to Federer. Roger had to win it in the 4th. But man1

Art&Soul
01-27-2010, 09:00 AM
Way to go Roger, time to shut up the russian :devil: RogiGOAT still keep rolling :banana::rocker::banana:

Langers
01-27-2010, 09:00 AM
You're a hack, joke, spud, dud Davydenko.

Stensland
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
we've had an actual match for like 3-4 games at the end of the fourth. the rest was down right lop-sided and unwatchable with roger playing like an amateur in the first set and davydenko playing even worse starting in the middle of the second until the fourth.

glad roger pulled through though. :)

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Davydenko was up a set, and 3-1 40-15 on Roger's serve. He then collapsed, and lost 13 consecutive games, during which Roger finally got his rhythm and serve, reduced bh errors. Denko Mounted a slight comeback in the 4th, but it wasn't enough.

Credit to Roger for hanging in there, but this was more due to Davydenko's obvious breakdown than anything else.

I actually wanted Davydenko to win this one. Oh well, there's always the next slam.

Sophocles
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Davydenko played like peak Agassi for a set and a half. Then he started playing like a British wild card at Wimbledon. Federer did however find some serious timing after a dreadful start. If Davy reaches & maintains his initial level in this match at the U.S. Open, he'll be unstoppable on that surface. Sadly it appears he can't do it on the big stage.

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Denko disappointed. He had that match in his raquet but was not cool enough to do it.

Fed hung in there great though. and showed why he is the Legend he is

23 SF, wooooo!!

Luinir
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Awful match.

shadows
01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
Absurd match. But quite entertaining for all that

recessional
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
hilariously horrendous :spit:

RogerFan82
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
Both semis and the final are night matches, i guess. Cmon Roger u can do this.:yeah:

SelvenluvJo
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
:scared::scared::scared:

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
It's official. Davydenko chokes at Grand Slams. He must be eating something wrong.

green25814
01-27-2010, 09:03 AM
Have to say, this was entertaining in a strange way

Art&Soul
01-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Both semis and the final are night matches, i guess. Cmon Roger u can do this.:yeah:

Cool, Dark night Roger is simply too good to handle :hearts:

Bilbo
01-27-2010, 09:04 AM
expected one

ballbasher101
01-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Superhuman stuff from the Swiss. Davydenko did capitulate but Federer must be given credit for hanging in there.

Stensland
01-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Davydenko's collapse was shameful. That he came back at the end shouldn't hide the fact that he collapsed like a fucking house of cards just because he didn't secure a double break. Federer certainly upped his level, but that run of 13 games lost in a row sums up why Davydenko has not won a major.

well, roddick or delpo have had similar experiences though. it's just that unless you have a weapon (or weaponS, like murray) that constantly challenges roger you might run into a god-mode fed once in a while where he just rips you a new one. i don't think that's got as much to do with collapsing due to mental fatigue as many believe.

davydenko IS a headcase in major tournaments, no doubt about that, but today he just ran into one of federer's hot streaks. only nadal, djokovic or murray are able to withstand such pressure.

madmax
01-27-2010, 09:06 AM
Federer revealed his dark side as the shadows covered the court:devil: No stopping him now from Slam Nr.16, you go champ:bowdown:

aussie_fan
01-27-2010, 09:06 AM
Funny match, it took 3 and a half sets to get to the standards we were expecting.

Typical for Nikolay to fall away at the slams.

Lopez
01-27-2010, 09:07 AM
MTF :lol:

Topsy turvy match. Livescores thread was pure comedy, one minute people thought that Fed would lose in straights, then expecting two bagels, then Fed losing in fifth :lol:

Both played well in the fourth set only.

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 09:08 AM
Davydenko was right. Federer has no life. And Davy has no slams.

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 09:08 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/2w7nyaw.jpg

nobama
01-27-2010, 09:09 AM
Weird match both guys playing like crap in patches. Just glad it's over and Fed's the winner.

Play better next round Rog. :o

tealeaves
01-27-2010, 09:09 AM
a + 4 for fed :eek:

tealeaves
01-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Davydenko was right. Federer has no life. And Davy has no slams.

:cool:

Mimi
01-27-2010, 09:10 AM
thats why davy will never win a slam, mental weak in grand slams:wavey:

jeremda01
01-27-2010, 09:10 AM
@Arkulari

How do i post a picture like you did, can you please pm about it?

jeremda01

The Magician
01-27-2010, 09:11 AM
23 slam semis, this one coming through one of toughest draws I've ever seen :)

-Valhalla-
01-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Absurd match.

Yes, the Theatre of the Absurd :cuckoo: ... but highly entertaining nonetheless.

Jaz
01-27-2010, 09:12 AM
4 double faults? only 58% first serves in. He'll be out in the next round with those stats.

manadrainer
01-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Fed won even though he lost the first set. Maybe he doesn't need to win the first like Nadull who is 87-1 when he wins the first set! :haha:

Epic Roger, 23 consecutive semifinals!!

Congrats!

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Davydenko goes home a winner. I mean he has Roger bageled in the wife deparment

MrChopin
01-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Chokes and such... no surprise on these kinds of descriptions. Denko was playing lights out tennis, taking the ball from his feet and playing the angles with the slightest margin for error. Once Fed starting mixing it up mid second, and starting painting lines with the serve, Denko's rhythm was broken and he started missing. Fed was playing corners early and it gave Donkey the open court to play into.

Then Fed started playing deep down the middle and forced Denko to go for too much. Instead of taking it down a gear, Donkey kept trying. He got it back for patches in the match, but the streaks are evident of that kind of extremely high-risk tennis that he was playing. He was slapping Fed's short slices within an inch of the net from inside the service line at about 90mph. You can't do that forever. Demanding that someone can keep that kind of matchplay up, for 3+ sets, is unreal.

alansk
01-27-2010, 09:14 AM
23 slam semis, this one coming through one of toughest draws I've ever seen :)

:lol:

Fedsay
01-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Never in doubt. ;)

Big mental performance, now beat Djoker and Muggay to take #16! :bigclap:

green25814
01-27-2010, 09:15 AM
Davydenko goes home a winner. I mean he has Roger bageled in the wife deparment

This is true

rolandgarros
01-27-2010, 09:15 AM
Ugly

RagingLamb
01-27-2010, 09:15 AM
Fed won even though he lost the first set. Maybe he doesn't need to win the first like Nadull who is 87-1 when he wins the first set! :haha:

Epic Roger, 23 consecutive semifinals!!

Congrats!

Roger's record is 170-5 after winning the first set (I think),

and 23-22 when he doesn't.

oranges
01-27-2010, 09:15 AM
:sad: It should at least got to a TB after he rebroke

Not that there is anyone who doesn't know, but Mats Wilander is such an epic **** it defies belief

aulus
01-27-2010, 09:16 AM
13 straight games lost by Davydenko from 1-3 in the 2nd to 1-1 in the 4th. he was horrible in every way.
then suddenly Davydenko reappeared and was great in the 4th. Davydenko was amazing when he broke serve at *5-4.
Federer was bad for the 1st 1.5 sets. many errors, bad serving. not nearly as bad as Davydenko was after that, though.


bizarre rollercoaster match. sort of a mixture between the 2 williams sisters' matches before this one.


Federer made a very good adjustment in the 2nd set: starting hitting mostly down the middle of the court instead of to the sidelines, which gave Davydenko much fewer chances to exploit angles.

also served much better and stopped hitting so many errors.


Darren Cahill made a very interesting observation during the match: after the sun went down, the court became much cooler and slowed down. that disrupted Davydenko's timing and helped Federer.

Federer said in his post match interview that he saw the ball better after the sun went down because the ball was not 1/2 shade and 1/2 sunny.


In some ways that is one of the most impressive matches I have ever seen from Federer. The way he stayed calm and refused to waver is nuts. Davydenko collapsed but 99.9% of players except a true champion would not have found a way to come back in that match. Federer cut out the errors, cut out the extreme angles, upped his serve and return percentages and putting on the running shoes. Extremely impressive mental strength.
Davydenko definitely choked, but your post is very true.

extremely difficult to stay focused and calm in those circumstances, and to make the right adjustments.

rolandgarros
01-27-2010, 09:16 AM
23 slam semis, this one coming through one of toughest draws I've ever seen :)

joke

CAKE-WALK DRAW FOR SURE

serveandvolley80
01-27-2010, 09:19 AM
Not that there is anyone who doesn't know, but Mats Wilander is such an epic **** it defies belief

What did he say?

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 09:20 AM
joke

CAKE-WALK DRAW FOR SURE

Andreev-->Hanescu-->Montanes--->Hewitt--->Davydenko

and then whomever wins between Tsonga/Nole and maybe Murray/Cilic

did he play anyone outside of the top 50 unlike every other seed?

swebright
01-27-2010, 09:22 AM
Pure luck, that Fed.

Fed and Serena both played like champs. Both thoroughly beaten first 1 and a 1/2 set, but hang in there and turn it around.

Roger cheated a little bit with bathroom break; just to stop the momentum. Davey was playing like crazy initially (like at '04 Andy Roddick). Patience and confidence. :worship::worship::worship:

MrChopin
01-27-2010, 09:22 AM
joke

CAKE-WALK DRAW FOR SURE

Surely. Andreev R1 is about as easy at it gets, followed by two more Top 50 players in R2 and R3. Then the currently hottest hardcourt player in the QF. Then '08 champ or finalist in the SF. Then probably one of the 2-3 best hardcourt players over the past 18 months. Winning this would certainly be cake-walk. Or maybe you're an idiot.

edit: Forgot about Hewitt in R4. You're a moron.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:22 AM
13 straight games lost by Davydenko from 1-3 in the 2nd to 1-1 in the 4th. he was horrible in every way.
then suddenly Davydenko reappeared and was great in the 4th. Davydenko was amazing when he broke serve at *5-4.
Federer was bad for the 1st 1.5 sets. many errors, bad serving. not nearly as bad as Davydenko was after that, though.


bizarre rollercoaster match. sort of a mixture between the 2 williams sisters' matches before this one.


Federer made a very good adjustment in the 2nd set: starting hitting mostly down the middle of the court instead of to the sidelines, which gave Davydenko much fewer chances to exploit angles.

also served much better and stopped hitting so many errors.


Darren Cahill made a very interesting observation during the match: after the sun went down, the court became much cooler and slowed down. that disrupted Davydenko's timing and helped Federer.

Federer said in his post match interview that he saw the ball better after the sun went down because the ball was not 1/2 shade and 1/2 sunny.



Davydenko definitely choked, but your post is very true.

extremely difficult to stay focused and calm in those circumstances, and to make the right adjustments.


If that's the case, Fed's next opponent better hope they play in the afternoon.

The Magician
01-27-2010, 09:23 AM
joke

CAKE-WALK DRAW FOR SURE

Hi haters:wavey: Fed had probably the worst possible 1st round draw, and Davy was the most in form player. Also drawing Hewitt/Baggy in Australia is never a good thing.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:24 AM
Pure luck, that Fed.

Fed and Serena both played like champs. Both thoroughly beaten first 1 and a 1/2 set, but hang in there and turn it around.

Roger cheated a little bit with bathroom break; just to stop the momentum. Davey was playing like crazy initially (like at '04 Andy Roddick). Patience and confidence. :worship::worship::worship:

It's all part of the game. If a bathroom break doesn't work, then let's have a medical timeout. Or another bathroom break after that. :D

The Magician
01-27-2010, 09:24 AM
I thought it was interesting Fed mentioned the sun going down as a factor because he could see the ball rather than the court slowing down. Guess he's too used to big night matches:p

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:25 AM
Hi haters:wavey: Fed had probably the worst possible 1st round draw, and Davy was the most in form player. Also drawing Hewitt/Baggy in Australia is never a good thing.

Worst possible first round was Youzhny - Gasquet, I think.

@Sweet Cleopatra
01-27-2010, 09:25 AM
The crowd wasn't clapping for Davydenko I was so sad for him, on tennis the crowd should be supportive.

swebright
01-27-2010, 09:26 AM
That middile one hor without winning a set is suspicious.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:26 AM
The crowd wasn't clapping for Davydenko I was so sad for him, on tennis the crowd should be supportive.

I feel for him.

The Magician
01-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Worst possible first round was Youzhny - Gasquet, I think.

Hypothetically yeah but Adreev gives Roger all sorts of problems for whatever reason.

LocoPorElTenis
01-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Good that I didn't wake up in the middle of the night to watch this monumental choke job by Chokadenko

oranges
01-27-2010, 09:29 AM
What did he say?

What didn't he, he can't open his mouth without making it abundantly clear. Take your pick if it's ass-kissing, ridiculous tennis assessments or just general ****ishness

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Is there any crowd that wouldn't cheer for Roger regardless of his opponent? Davis Cup matches maybe.

aulus
01-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Davydenko played like peak Agassi for a set and a half. Then he started playing like a British wild card at Wimbledon. Federer did however find some serious timing after a dreadful start. If Davy reaches & maintains his initial level in this match at the U.S. Open, he'll be unstoppable on that surface. Sadly it appears he can't do it on the big stage.
good summary

i have never seen someone go from brilliance to garbage so quickly like that. it was surreal.


If that's the case, Fed's next opponent better hope they play in the afternoon.

fortunately for Federer, semis and finals are at night.

SheepleBuster
01-27-2010, 09:30 AM
What didn't he, he can't open his mouth without making it abundantly clear. Take your pick if it's ass-kissing, ridiculous tennis assessments or just general ****ishness

I agree. He said both players choked. Federer ain't good enough. Davydenko won't win a slam, and Nadal might win the tournament. Ok he didn't say the last part.

king_roger
01-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Chokes and such... no surprise on these kinds of descriptions. Denko was playing lights out tennis, taking the ball from his feet and playing the angles with the slightest margin for error. Once Fed starting mixing it up mid second, and starting painting lines with the serve, Denko's rhythm was broken and he started missing. Fed was playing corners early and it gave Donkey the open court to play into.

Then Fed started playing deep down the middle and forced Denko to go for too much. Instead of taking it down a gear, Donkey kept trying. He got it back for patches in the match, but the streaks are evident of that kind of extremely high-risk tennis that he was playing. He was slapping Fed's short slices within an inch of the net from inside the service line at about 90mph. You can't do that forever. Demanding that someone can keep that kind of matchplay up, for 3+ sets, is unreal.

Finally some decent analysis. +1

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:31 AM
What didn't he, he can't open his mouth without making it abundantly clear. Take your pick if it's ass-kissing, ridiculous tennis assessments or just general ****ishness

I don't like Wilander either. One of the better commentators recently is Todd Woodbridge.

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:32 AM
I agree. He said both players choked. Federer ain't good enough. Davydenko won't win a slam, and Nadal might win the tournament. Ok he didn't say the last part.

Maybe he did.:)

crude oil
01-27-2010, 09:37 AM
federer did try to slow things up with the bathroom break. it is legal...very different than actually breaking the rules and trying to slow play deliberately - that is breaking the rules.

both are gamesmanship..one is legal, the other is not.

Ace Pounder
01-27-2010, 09:40 AM
Wilander is just jealous of Federer, that's it. I hate him as a commentator.

Ace Pounder
01-27-2010, 09:43 AM
joke

CAKE-WALK DRAW FOR SURE

Who are you, a Djokovic fan?
I mean... compared to Djokovic's...

Acer
01-27-2010, 09:43 AM
Wilander is just jealous of Federer, that's it. I hate him as a commentator.

Oh I fucking detest Wilander too.

Corey Feldman
01-27-2010, 09:44 AM
what a match

Denko was unplayable for a set & a half, frightening stuff. what a player

the darker it got - the better Fed got, thx Williams sisters :yeah:

NYCtennisfan
01-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Roger's record is 170-5 after winning the first set (I think),

and 23-22 when he doesn't.

He's 18-7 after losing the first set whilst ranked #1 compared with 6-15 before that, many of those matches when he was very young.

electronicmusic
01-27-2010, 09:46 AM
You're a fucking legend Roger!

swebright
01-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Fed God even "willed" the sun to go down and the temperature to drop. Hot weather makes the ball quicker.

Roger: huge congrats to 23 straight semis. Undisputed record. So proud of you.

bjurra
01-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Fed was great.

Hahahaha...

Daniel
01-27-2010, 09:55 AM
Amazing Roger :worship: :worship:

Sri
01-27-2010, 09:58 AM
I called it for Roger in 4 sets in the live scoring thread when RogiGOAT was 1-3 down after losing the 1st set. Hail me! :lol:

swebright
01-27-2010, 10:02 AM
Yeah.. I always thought it's gonna be 4 sets. Not too worried that Roger won't win. In Fed we trust.

He's in Eurosport studio with Wilander and the host girl.

swebright
01-27-2010, 10:04 AM
Wilander just want Roger to say "YES, my level of play has dropped".

Jōris
01-27-2010, 10:09 AM
He also wanted Federer to say that today's players are better than a few years ago.

Vida
01-27-2010, 10:16 AM
great match. luckily I didnt watch first two sets so my hopes werent raised high.

fed:yeah:

feuselino
01-27-2010, 10:18 AM
congrats champ! a bit lucky, but heroic serving at 3-4, 0-40 in the fourth set! 23, unbelievable.

Fedsay
01-27-2010, 10:25 AM
He's in Eurosport studio with Wilander and the host girl.

They're not showing it here...we're British Eurosport. :bigcry:

L James
01-27-2010, 10:26 AM
Great result for tennis. Keeps the fixer away from a Slam :yeah:

Apemant
01-27-2010, 10:30 AM
the match was fixed...

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 10:32 AM
Hahahaha...

Hahaha...It wasn't finished. Fed was great at capitalizing on Davydenko's poor play in the latter half of the match.:)

bokehlicious
01-27-2010, 10:38 AM
Vamos!!! :)

JediFed
01-27-2010, 10:40 AM
23 slam semis, this one coming through one of toughest draws I've ever seen

Indeed. This one had the pontential to be the theoretical best under a R32. Hanescu at 41 is his lowest? That's amazing.

brief
01-27-2010, 10:59 AM
The momentum in this match went back and forth so fast it made my head spin. Fourth set was quality though. Congrats to Roger for his 23rd straight major SF.

Corey Feldman
01-27-2010, 11:18 AM
http://images.theage.com.au/2010/01/27/1071623/Federer-200x0.jpg

bjurra
01-27-2010, 11:23 AM
Indeed. This one had the pontential to be the theoretical best under a R32. Hanescu at 41 is his lowest? That's amazing.

It was a tough draw on paper but in reality? Dont think so...

Andreev was in dreadful form coming into the tournament, Hanescu had been injured and looked resigned after point one, Hewitt struggled to beat Donald Young and was in very average form. Montanes?

saniapower
01-27-2010, 11:52 AM
Well done

alter ego
01-27-2010, 11:58 AM
It was a tough draw on paper but in reality? Dont think so...

Andreev was in dreadful form coming into the tournament, Hanescu had been injured and looked resigned after point one, Hewitt struggled to beat Donald Young and was in very average form. Montanes?

:rolleyes:

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 12:26 PM
gotta give credit to Federers mental attitude, tough.

Fed was 1 1/2 set down facing double break. spraying UE left and right and shouted C'mons like he won the set after he won a point. even in the most hopeless moment Federer kept fighting for it.

freeandlonely
01-27-2010, 12:27 PM
didn't watch this, good to know Roger won:D

go home Mr.big mouth

Sophocles
01-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Fed was 1 1/2 set down facing double break. spraying UE left and right and shouted C'mons like he won the set after he won a point. even in the most hopeless moment Federer kept fighting for it.

Nadalesque really.

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 12:43 PM
Nadalesque really.

Kinda. ;)

Fed Express
01-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Kinda. ;)

Update your signature :bigclap:

MatchFederer
01-27-2010, 12:54 PM
Oh boy, what a match this was, I loved it.

Man... Davydenko was creaming any short ball into the open spaces very well, flat and hard. He returned awesomely and seemed to hit the ball EVEN EARLIER than usual. He completely rushed Federer on his groundstrokes he seemed blitz by the unstoppable force that was Davydenko.

Frazzled as Federer was, he seemed to stop playing the ball and start playing the man. Instead of trying to out-slug Davydenko by just playing his purely natural game, Federer turned tactician. He started to return the Davydenko serve down the centre, as each time he went crosscourt Davydenko was not afriad to place it with pace and accuracy either right down the line or acutely cross-court. If you take it down the centre, you remove a lot of the opportunities for one to do that. Not only that though, but in rallies Federer started to not just hit down the centre but also across Davydenko off centre in a manner where Davy - who had already setup camp on or inside the baseline - could not really get off a worthy shot, leaving a clear opportunity for Federer to take control of the rally.

Federer's change in tactics put the seeds of doubt into Davydenko's mind which were required. Federer's backhand actually became virtually impregnable, and Davydenko stopped playing the ball and started playing the man (:lol:). He thought too much, hit all sorts of strange errors, and Federer continued to aid Davydenko in his frenzied unravalling by continuing to cleverly place the ball in places that made it hard for Davydenko to come up with a worthy response (especially with Federer's forehand centre-off-ish across Davydenko's forehand with the ball getting up fairly high).

In light of this, Federer was also able to become braver with his backhand and command points more frequently with excellent depth on his groundstrokes; being the first to go down the line; or whipping deep crosscourt forehands when put on the run (because anything less wouldn't do). The worst Federer would then get is a reset of the rally. Of course all of this meant that Federer had more confidence to use his forehand as the potent point ending weapon it can be.


Federers adaptation instigated an ugly demise. Davydenko eventually gathered himself together and started playing very good tennis once more in the fourth, but Federer was CLUTCH and finished the job.

At one stage Federer won 47 of the next 58 points.

Great match.


p.s. A lot of the comments in this thread are freaking dumb. G** D***

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Update your signature :bigclap:

almost forgot about that:o

Sri
01-27-2010, 01:10 PM
It was a tough draw on paper but in reality? Dont think so...

In reality, nothing is tough for Roger. :lol:

sawan66278
01-27-2010, 01:11 PM
Davydenko's collapse was shameful. That he came back at the end shouldn't hide the fact that he collapsed like a fucking house of cards just because he didn't secure a double break. Federer certainly upped his level, but that run of 13 games lost in a row sums up why Davydenko has not won a major.

One of the biggest collapses I've seen in YEARS. Davydenko was whipping Federer...killing him. To the point that Federer had to show what wonderful sportsmanship he displays (taking a bathroom break...pathetic). I can analyze things in any way one wants: Federer did not win. Davydenko LOST IT.

Superhuman stuff from the Swiss. Davydenko did capitulate but Federer must be given credit for hanging in there. Hanging in there? All he did was hit a few shots in...and Davydenko completely collapsed after choking the two break points he had to go up 4-1 in the second.

well, roddick or delpo have had similar experiences though. it's just that unless you have a weapon (or weaponS, like murray) that constantly challenges roger you might run into a god-mode fed once in a while where he just rips you a new one. i don't think that's got as much to do with collapsing due to mental fatigue as many believe.

davydenko IS a headcase in major tournaments, no doubt about that, but today he just ran into one of federer's hot streaks. only nadal, djokovic or murray are able to withstand such pressure.

thats why davy will never win a slam, mental weak in grand slams:wavey:

Having watched the match in its entirety, it was clear that Federer was luckier than he's ever been. Davy was murdering the ball...taking the ball as early as Agassi in his prime. Then, after a suspicious bathroom break, Federer goes down a break again (could have been even more of a hole, but Davy blew two more break points). Then, at 3-1, 15-40, Davy misses an EASY, EASY backhand approach off a short Federer ball that would have given him a 4-1 lead...two breaks and pretty much the set. From there, the man COMPLETELY collapsed mentally. Could not forget the chance squandered...and played some of the worst tennis seen by a top ten player in the quarters in recent history.

Davy could not even keep average balls in play. Not like his match against Hewitt, Federer simply kept the ball in play...and waited for the choke. And it was ugly. This allowed Federer to get his rhythm...and it was all downhill from here.

Trust me. Davy will NEVER have a chance at a major like he had here. He will rue the day he blew this, and you have to feel sorry for him. The signs were there with his choking to Verdasco...but this level of self destruction? Shocking.

And the "classy" Federer?

“It’s incredible, looking back on how many years that is now, I’m able to deliver at Grand Slam play,” Federer said. “For some reason I was just a bit worried I was not going to make it this time in the semis.

“Now obviously that it’s safe again and I’ve been able to add one. Definitely one of the most incredible things I have in my resume.”

Seems that some things you can almost always count on in tennis today:

1. Federer making slam semis
2. Davydenko choking in slam competition
3. Federer showing that, for him, humility is simply a word in the dictionary

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
You are an idiot Swan! they asked Federer what the records means to him. Logically he is gonna talk about it. It is quite an impressive record you know. What is he supposed to do? talk about RG-Final 2008? :rolleyes:

scarecrows
01-27-2010, 01:34 PM
this match was so bad , it was actually good. Nevertheless it only postpones inevitable rise for Nole to the top

yup, Tsonga thought the same


great achievement maestro :yeah:

while the other top players fail he's always there when it counts

scarecrows
01-27-2010, 01:36 PM
sawan, does this hurt?



Federer? The semi streak ends in this tourney...and NOT RG. Believe me: the locker room is buzzing...because they know the man can be beaten.

bjurra
01-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Credit to Fed for hanging in there despite being outplayed but he did not win this match, Davydenko lost it.

To explain the turn around with changed tactics by Federer is just silly. Davydenko missed a sitting duck at 3-1 40-15, after that doubt came into his mind and he started missing everything. In the 4th, Federer started shanking shots again and invited Davydenko back into the match. I think Davydenko missed the last 7 1st serves in the match.

Sophocles
01-27-2010, 01:44 PM
Federer changed tactics, going more down the middle & cutting off the angles. Davydenko was playing well enough to make his own adjustment & had he done so, it would have remained close. But he panicked instead. Get over it.

ArgieFan
01-27-2010, 01:50 PM
I've been saying this for a long time...Davydenko is the most overrated player in the history of tennis. How could anybody said that he was even a contender for the title here? Well done Rogie for taking out the garbage...

MatchFederer
01-27-2010, 01:51 PM
sawan, does this hurt?

:lol:


... genius

HarryMan
01-27-2010, 01:51 PM
Federer proving that beating him in a smaller event doesn't necessarily translate into a win at the majors. Davydenko was on fire and then Federer changed his tactics and threw Davy off the boil.

23 straight slam semi-finals, what a legend. :worship:

tennishero
01-27-2010, 02:05 PM
nid, denko cant compete with the top 5 in slams, hence he never made it to a final.

bjurra
01-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Federer changed tactics, going more down the middle & cutting off the angles. Davydenko was playing well enough to make his own adjustment & had he done so, it would have remained close. But he panicked instead. Get over it.

Panicked he did, but it had nothing to do with Federers game.

Andresito
01-27-2010, 02:23 PM
The first set was awful, I was cursing all the time (and it was 5 a.m!)

Then, it got good for Federer.

Anyway, I think he needs to practice his serve. It was one of the best on the tour and now it's the main source of all his problems.

paseo
01-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Davydenko played superb for a set and a half, but then he looked at the pigeons that flies into the stadium. And just like that, it all came back to him. After all that has happened before, he remembered once more, that deep down he truly is... Federer's pigeon :D

Tripster
01-27-2010, 02:51 PM
is there an upload already?
I've unfortunately missed the game.

Sophocles
01-27-2010, 03:03 PM
Panicked he did, but it had nothing to do with Federers game.

Nearly everything you do on a tennis court has something to do with the opponent's game. Look at the statistics:

Set 1 - Federer, 52% 1st serves in, 9 W, 17 UE; Davydenko, 73%, 7 W, 5 UE.
Set 2 - Federer, 55%, 10 W, 10 UE; Davydenko, 70%, 6 W, 15 UE.
Set 3 - Federer, 54%, 2 W, 2 UE; Davydenko, 60%, 4 W, 14 UE.
Set 4 - Federer, 72%, 14 W, 14 UE; Davydenko, 52%, 18 W, 16 UE.

Clearly Federer's abysmal performance in the first set had a lot to do with Davydenko's extraordinary pace of shot. Equally, Davydenko's abysmal performance in sets 2 & 3 had a lot to do with his still trying to hit winners after Federer had stopped giving him the angles he likes to hit them with.

Logical
01-27-2010, 03:11 PM
This Dulldonkey should retire from tennis this very second. Uber mugs like Mugwitt, Dulldonkey are born only to elevate a coward like Frauderer who never gets a hard draw in his life. Chokedreev, Hanescu, Chickentanes, Mugwitt, Dulldonkey. It is of little surprise that this pathetic crier keeps making slam semifinals by beating fire flies. He never gets tough draws. Unfortunately El Matador who battles like a real warrior is injured. :sad: I thought I would never support the bad tooth from Scotland. Murray should shut this Frauderer once for all in the final. Frauderer will be hoping for a 6 hour match between Murray and cilic.

Sri
01-27-2010, 03:15 PM
Seems like Kolya didn't have a plan B. Fedi prolly had plans 7, 8,9 and 10.

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 03:16 PM
This Dulldonkey should retire from tennis this very second. Uber mugs like Mugwitt, Dulldonkey are born only to elevate a coward like Frauderer who never gets a hard draw in his life. Chokedreev, Hanescu, Chickentanes, Mugwitt, Dulldonkey. It is of little surprise that this pathetic crier keeps making slam semifinals by beating fire flies. He never gets tough draws. Unfortunately El Matador who battles like a real warrior is injured. :sad: I thought I would never support the bad tooth from Scotland. Murray should shut this Frauderer once for all in the final. Frauderer will be hoping for a 6 hour match between Murray and cilic.

Need a napkin?

:lol::lol::lol::hug:

tkr
01-27-2010, 03:32 PM
First and first part of second set made me think: "Hey Fedclown...retire..you're fat, your level have declined and you'll be remembered as the player who didn't quit when he was at his best"...

but the... the Master showed the whole world why he's a living legend...great!!!!



BTW, the first one that showed us how to play Davy was Ljubicic at RG I think..down the middle with mixed speed! Excellent!

tkr
01-27-2010, 03:36 PM
This Dulldonkey should retire from tennis this very second. Uber mugs like Mugwitt, Dulldonkey are born only to elevate a coward like Frauderer who never gets a hard draw in his life. Chokedreev, Hanescu, Chickentanes, Mugwitt, Dulldonkey. It is of little surprise that this pathetic crier keeps making slam semifinals by beating fire flies. He never gets tough draws. Unfortunately El Matador who battles like a real warrior is injured. :sad: I thought I would never support the bad tooth from Scotland. Murray should shut this Frauderer once for all in the final. Frauderer will be hoping for a 6 hour match between Murray and cilic.


Battles...real warrior...injured??? Hmmm...

SetSampras
01-27-2010, 03:36 PM
First and first part of second set made me think: "Hey Fedclown...retire..you're fat, your level have declined and you'll be remembered as the player who didn't quit when he was at his best"...

but the... the Master showed the whole world why he's a living legend...great!!!!



BTW, the first one that showed us how to play Davy was Ljubicic at RG I think..down the middle with mixed speed! Excellent!

That was basically Davydenkos mental breakdown mode in the 2nd set making that look possible and making Fed better than he was.

Logical
01-27-2010, 03:45 PM
I cannot believe the incredible number of tards who have stooped so low over cheering victories over players like mugwitt and denko. Obviously these 5 year old's got into tennis 2 weeks ago. It was proved 'n' number of times that Frauderer can never beat those who don't bend over to him. Come back soon El Matador, enough is enough.

Art&Soul
01-27-2010, 03:48 PM
I cannot believe the incredible number of tards who have stooped so low over cheering victories over players like mugwitt and denko. Obviously these 5 year old's got into tennis 2 weeks ago. It was proved 'n' number of times that Frauderer can never beat those who don't bend over to him. Come back soon El Matador, enough is enough.

Nadull the quitter is done, hope this help :D

paseo
01-27-2010, 03:53 PM
This Dulldonkey should retire from tennis this very second. Uber mugs like Mugwitt, Dulldonkey are born only to elevate a coward like Frauderer who never gets a hard draw in his life. Chokedreev, Hanescu, Chickentanes, Mugwitt, Dulldonkey. It is of little surprise that this pathetic crier keeps making slam semifinals by beating fire flies. He never gets tough draws. Unfortunately El Matador who battles like a real warrior is injured. :sad: I thought I would never support the bad tooth from Scotland. Murray should shut this Frauderer once for all in the final. Frauderer will be hoping for a 6 hour match between Murray and cilic.

You're right. This Federer gets easy draws, unlike Nadal who has to face Mighty Luczak and Super Lacko. All luck this Federer.

tkr
01-27-2010, 03:57 PM
That was basically Davydenkos mental breakdown mode in the 2nd set making that look possible and making Fed better than he was.


Same BS every time... Like the RG victory over Haas....

5 sets, best player wins. A hot streak during one set, doesn't make 3 winning sets...

SetSampras
01-27-2010, 03:59 PM
Same BS every time... Like the RG victory over Haas....

5 sets, best player wins. A hot streak during one set, doesn't make 3 winning sets...

Haas is a sampras era holdover and old. And yet Haas is challenging Fed at RG and yes that was a big mental collapse and made a deep run at Wimbeldon defeating Djokovic. So that kind of puts some of these so called "great" into perspective today. When Tommy Freaking Haas is doing damage to top guys

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 04:00 PM
I cannot believe the incredible number of tards who have stooped so low over cheering victories over players like mugwitt and denko. Obviously these 5 year old's got into tennis 2 weeks ago. It was proved 'n' number of times that Frauderer can never beat those who don't bend over to him. Come back soon El Matador, enough is enough.

Nadal can be lucky as hell that Fed choked the Wimbledon and AO Title to him. Otherwise he would be rmembered as clay specialist who burnt out early due to stupid planing.

The difference between Nadull and Fedmeister alias GOAT is that whenever Nadal meets a big hitter off clay he gets smoked badly while Fed (with his flexible game) can adapt and beat them conistently. therefore

16 >>> 6
Fed >>> Nadal

The good thing about the day Nadal retires is that his retarded fanboys will disappear.

:wavey:

sawan66278
01-27-2010, 04:04 PM
You are an idiot Swan! they asked Federer what the records means to him. Logically he is gonna talk about it. It is quite an impressive record you know. What is he supposed to do? talk about RG-Final 2008? :rolleyes:

Again, its the manner of Federer's answers. Roger is a peacock...plain and simple. Any chance he gets to display his "colors", he'll do it to the fullest extent possible. Look in the dictionary under "preening", and you'll see a picture of the Nike-clad cheater.

sawan, does this hurt?

Yes...so, I'll simply do what Davy claims he does: not give a damn. Talk about going on "walkabout"...Davy couldn't have found a more appropriate place for this.

Credit to Fed for hanging in there despite being outplayed but he did not win this match, Davydenko lost it.

To explain the turn around with changed tactics by Federer is just silly. Davydenko missed a sitting duck at 3-1 40-15, after that doubt came into his mind and he started missing everything. In the 4th, Federer started shanking shots again and invited Davydenko back into the match. I think Davydenko missed the last 7 1st serves in the match.

Don't you get it? Federer has mastery of telekinesis, a la Star Wars, even misses like the one you mentioned are the result of his other impressive asset: his mind.:rolleyes:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Donkey can't sustain the heat he was packing

Federer is only at 60-70% and he still won

anyway, i stayed up all night, and i wasn't disappointed

i saw Serena williams play- Goodness! what a player that woman is

down a set and 4-0, Azarenka pounded her to the ground with some of the best play this tourney

Azarenka's level didn't dip, she maintained it through out the match

serena just outclassed her

i think Serena's performance today was the greatest performance by a female in the history of tennis

tkr
01-27-2010, 04:04 PM
That was basically Davydenkos mental breakdown mode in the 2nd set making that look possible and making Fed better than he was.

Haas is a sampras era holdover and old. And yet Haas is challenging Fed at RG and yes that was a big mental collapse and made a deep run at Wimbeldon defeating Djokovic. So that kind of puts some of these so called "great" into perspective today. When Tommy Freaking Haas is doing damage to top guys

Lol...have a feeling Haas would do seriuos damage to Sampras at RG!!

All im trying to say, is that a best of five lasts more than a set and a few games...actually, it may last 5 sets....

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Haas is a sampras era holdover and old. And yet Haas is challenging Fed at RG and yes that was a big mental collapse and made a deep run at Wimbeldon defeating Djokovic. So that kind of puts some of these so called "great" into perspective today. When Tommy Freaking Haas is doing damage to top guys

I'm sure Sampras never lost two sets against an player as old as Haas...

tkr
01-27-2010, 04:10 PM
Haas is a sampras era holdover and old. And yet Haas is challenging Fed at RG and yes that was a big mental collapse and made a deep run at Wimbeldon defeating Djokovic. So that kind of puts some of these so called "great" into perspective today. When Tommy Freaking Haas is doing damage to top guys


BTW: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=H355&oId=S402

paseo
01-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Haas is a sampras era holdover and old. And yet Haas is challenging Fed at RG and yes that was a big mental collapse and made a deep run at Wimbeldon defeating Djokovic. So that kind of puts some of these so called "great" into perspective today. When Tommy Freaking Haas is doing damage to top guys

Watch out!! Weak era arguments comin' up!!

"Sampras era was stronger" alert! "Fed era is weak" alert! "Sampras era was stronger" alert! "Fed era is weak" alert! "Sampras era was stronger" alert! "Fed era is weak" alert! :D

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 04:13 PM
BTW: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=H355&oId=S402

Interesting, Hass owned Sampras for almost 4 years. does put some things into perspective indeed..

Logical
01-27-2010, 04:16 PM
Nadal can be lucky as hell that Fed choked the Wimbledon and AO Title to him. Otherwise he would be rmembered as clay specialist who burnt out early due to stupid planing.

The difference between Nadull and Fedmeister alias GOAT is that whenever Nadal meets a big hitter off clay he gets smoked badly while Fed (with his flexible game) can adapt and beat them conistently. therefore

16 >>> 6
Fed >>> Nadal

The good thing about the day Nadal retires is that his retarded fanboys will disappear.

:wavey:

:lol: Frauderer chokes against Matador because Matador frightens him. Frauderer only frightens one dimensional mug pushers like Mugwitt, Donkey, Dulldick. When he is up against Matador, the role is reversed for him. :lol:

If Matador was not injured, crier would of still been at the dreaded 13 and crying at his fate at every slam.

SetSampras
01-27-2010, 04:17 PM
Haas didnt own sampras. Sampras won 5 out of the 8 matches for god sakes. Nice try though.

Ariel
01-27-2010, 04:23 PM
Davydenko is a pretender to the throne. As I said in another thread, he needed to beat the best and win a slam to be taken seriously and he failed. Didn't even go to 5 sets. Expected. He can only beat the top 5 in Masters tourneys where he can do his thing in 3 sets.

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 04:25 PM
:lol: Frauderer chokes against Matador because Matador frightens him. Frauderer only frightens one dimensional mug pushers like Mugwitt, Donkey, Dulldick. When he is up against Matador, the role is reversed for him. :lol:

If Matador was not injured, crier would of still been at the dreaded 13 and crying at his fate at every slam.

Maybe that Nadal slightly frightens Fedmeister due to his match-up-left-hand advantage.

But Fed frightens the Rest of the ATP_Tour.

I take the later you can have the former :wavey:

TMJordan
01-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Congrats on the major, Mr. Federer.

tkr
01-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Haas didnt own sampras. Sampras won 5 out of the 8 matches for god sakes. Nice try though.


Sampras beat him early in his career. (Like fed-nadal if you'd like.) But the latter years Haas owned him. Anyway. My point is proven. Haas is a very good player.

oranges
01-27-2010, 04:27 PM
The only one Davydenko has so far proved unable to beat in slam is Federer. How does it logically extend to all top 5 for some is a mystery? Perhaps he'll get lucky enough to find himslef on the other side of the draw next time and and we'll clear some of that out.

*Jean*
01-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Davydenko has played the card of the guy who talks (too) much to show he is not afraid of the (very) top players anymore. Fake.

Ivanatis
01-27-2010, 04:52 PM
:woohoo: Roger:D

kindling
01-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Anyone notice the look Davydenko gave Fed as they started to walk out of the tunnel onto the court? It was a smile with a sort of "let's go have some fun" type smirk, and Fed returned the same look. Kinda cool to see them both relaxed beforehand just looking like they were about to go out and enjoy themselves.

electronicmusic
01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
Anyone notice the look Davydenko gave Fed as they started to walk out of the tunnel onto the court? It was a smile with a sort of "let's go have some fun" type smirk, and Fed returned the same look. Kinda cool to see them both relaxed beforehand just looking like they were about to go out and enjoy themselves.

I didn't notice the smiles at the beginning. But there also were some smiles when they shook hands. Like "that was a crazy game". :) And I agree, it's nice to see such gestures on the court.

Persimmon
01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
I don't think Davydenko will ever be a slam winner.

Ariel
01-27-2010, 05:17 PM
The only one Davydenko has so far proved unable to beat in slam is Federer. How does it logically extend to all top 5 for some is a mystery? Perhaps he'll get lucky enough to find himslef on the other side of the draw next time and and we'll clear some of that out.

Check the record books. Yes, he's lost to Fed AO 06 quarters, US Open 07 Semis, and RG 07 Semis. The rest of the time, he's lost in slams to the likes of Muller, Ben Becker, Ljubicic, Youzhny, Soderling, and Berdych. Punch in losses to Roddick at AO 05 Quarters (ret), Nalbandian RG 06 quarters. He hasn't faced Djoko, Murray, Delpo, and Rafa in slams, only in Masters. Yep, he's a best of three set wonder. The only way he can "clear some of that out" is to beat Fed and co. in an effing slam.

calvinhobbes
01-27-2010, 05:40 PM
Roger pulled a Serena?

No. I believe Davy pulled a Paris Hilton. . . . . :devil::devil::devil:

sawan66278
01-27-2010, 05:58 PM
Davydenko is a pretender to the throne. As I said in another thread, he needed to beat the best and win a slam to be taken seriously and he failed. Didn't even go to 5 sets. Expected. He can only beat the top 5 in Masters tourneys where he can do his thing in 3 sets.

Exactly. Not even going five sets when playing at the level played...and losing 13 games in a row? Inexcusable...and evidence that Davy is, when it comes to slams (see his performance against Verdasco in the previous round), a choker.

Federer did nothing...it was clearly all a result of the Russian's utter collapse. AND, even if it were Rafa, I would say the same thing: Davydenko LOST the match...Federer was simply an observer who was lucky to be there.

Oh...and nice "fast serving" on Fed's part...not giving his opponent a fair chance to receive or compose himself either.:rolleyes:

oranges
01-27-2010, 06:12 PM
Check the record books. Yes, he's lost to Fed AO 06 quarters, US Open 07 Semis, and RG 07 Semis. The rest of the time, he's lost in slams to the likes of Muller, Ben Becker, Ljubicic, Youzhny, Soderling, and Berdych. Punch in losses to Roddick at AO 05 Quarters (ret), Nalbandian RG 06 quarters. He hasn't faced Djoko, Murray, Delpo, and Rafa in slams, only in Masters. Yep, he's a best of three set wonder. The only way he can "clear some of that out" is to beat Fed and co. in an effing slam.

Exactly. He has a number of semis and quarters so your theory is flawed, don't see how that is disputed by an odd loss to Muller or Becker. The rest are actually respectable opponents, who can beat more or less anyone on a given day. He hasn't beaten Federer ever before the past couple of months anywhere, which obviously isn't true for the rest, so once again I don't know where this logical leap comes from.

Edit: Just for the sake of facts. He's beaten Murray at USO in 2006

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Exactly. Not even going five sets when playing at the level played...and losing 13 games in a row? Inexcusable...and evidence that Davy is, when it comes to slams (see his performance against Verdasco in the previous round), a choker.

Federer did nothing...it was clearly all a result of the Russian's utter collapse. AND, even if it were Rafa, I would say the same thing: Davydenko LOST the match...Federer was simply an observer who was lucky to be there.

Oh...and nice "fast serving" on Fed's part...not giving his opponent a fair chance to receive or compose himself either.:rolleyes:

that and the bouncing the ball 13515155 times and/or wait an eternity between points are just the exact same thing, so don't get too far :shrug:

Roger might be an arrogant player and have a lot of other defects but one thing the guy isn't is is a cheater (or a quitter)

Shirogane
01-27-2010, 06:37 PM
I don't think Davydenko will ever be a slam winner.You don't say.

sammy01
01-27-2010, 06:41 PM
davy had fed on the ropes midway through the 2nd set, lost a tight game and imploded. got it back together late in the 4th after being non existent for the 3rd set. by then fed had his full confidence back and it was only a matter of time.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-27-2010, 08:07 PM
this is sick, 23 straight GS SF :eek:

SetSampras
01-27-2010, 08:09 PM
You need guts to face Federer. By his own admission, Davydenko went AWOL when he missed his shot at 4-1 in the 2nd. He lost THIRTEEN games in a row! That's negligent, I'm afraid, and he's number 6 in the world.

Ariel
01-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Exactly. He has a number of semis and quarters so your theory is flawed, don't see how that is disputed by an odd loss to Muller or Becker. The rest are actually respectable opponents, who can beat more or less anyone on a given day. He hasn't beaten Federer ever before the past couple of months anywhere, which obviously isn't true for the rest, so once again I don't know where this logical leap comes from.

Edit: Just for the sake of facts. He's beaten Murray at USO in 2006

Respectable opponents are not the elite of the sport. And I knew he beat Murray in USO 06 but that was a Murray just developing. When I said he hadn't played the top dogs in slams I really meant he has something to prove and until he does so, he is not on my radar as an elite player. I said the same about Del Potro but then he beat Federer at the USO. But I can see how you would think I punctured a hole in my argument. End of story. :)

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 08:28 PM
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii460/fedal_fangirl/2010%20TOURNAMENTS/2010%20AUSTRALIAN%20OPEN/DAVYDENKO.jpg

they were both laughing at the end :lol:

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii460/fedal_fangirl/2010%20TOURNAMENTS/2010%20AUSTRALIAN%20OPEN/JIM-1.jpg

the usual stalker Courier pic with Roger :rolleyes:

missvarsha
01-27-2010, 08:29 PM
that and the bouncing the ball 13515155 times and/or wait an eternity between points are just the exact same thing, so don't get too far

Exactly. You have to play at the server's speed, that is how it has always been.
It's not like Federer was serving when Davydenko had his back turned or whatever. If he needed an extra second or two to get into position he could have always put up his hand.

Topspin Forehand
01-27-2010, 09:17 PM
this match was so bad , it was actually good. Nevertheless it only postpones inevitable rise for Nole to the top
:devil:

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Highlights:

DS4AFnKezgQ

Voo de Mar
01-27-2010, 09:39 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/23/fullj.7a37c6e555b76b31592813073434aee2/7a37c6e555b76b31592813073434aee2-getty-95895113mb426_2010_australi.jpg

What a bilateral pleasure :haha: :haha: Maybe Mirka and Irina don't know about something :aplot: :lol:

dodoboy
01-27-2010, 10:03 PM
Sickening :sad:

Maxon Tutnplok
01-27-2010, 10:34 PM
WTA-style match. Although there was some awesome tennis in the end.

Corey Feldman
01-27-2010, 11:24 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/23/fullj.7a37c6e555b76b31592813073434aee2/7a37c6e555b76b31592813073434aee2-getty-95895113mb426_2010_australi.jpg

great pic

Denko's face knows Fed got lucky today, but he handles it well :worship:

returning, ball striking, angles, foot speed.. what a talent this Denko has become.

Arkulari
01-27-2010, 11:26 PM
yep Mikey, even Roger himself acknowledged Kolya's progress...

"I've played him many times and I know he goes through phases although they weren't a notch on what he did in that first set." Federer said. "I just tried to stay positive. I wasn't playing bad but he was just playing so well. It was obviously a bit of a surprise to come back that great because obviously he has been on an incredible run."

Corey Feldman
01-27-2010, 11:28 PM
the return game when he broke Fed to go 2-1 up in 2nd set was not human tennis

he just doesnt hold it together enough in GS's (b of 5 ) .. but he could in future

Bilbo
01-28-2010, 12:14 AM
the mother of all rules has written this story

jackieglover
01-28-2010, 01:50 AM
fed in 4, tsonga takes one set in tb or 7-5 at best

Kolya
01-28-2010, 03:30 AM
Australian dollar isn't strong enough.

Now back to the Euro.

FlameOn
01-28-2010, 04:37 AM
I'm not a fan of either at all but I'm glad Fed put Davy back in his place. He's been mouthing off way too much lately. This will bring him back to earth I'm sure.

bad gambler
01-28-2010, 05:47 AM
Slams are for big boys

Nidhogg
01-28-2010, 07:18 AM
Amazing disaster, Kolya.

oranges
01-28-2010, 08:15 AM
Respectable opponents are not the elite of the sport. And I knew he beat Murray in USO 06 but that was a Murray just developing. When I said he hadn't played the top dogs in slams I really meant he has something to prove and until he does so, he is not on my radar as an elite player. I said the same about Del Potro but then he beat Federer at the USO. But I can see how you would think I punctured a hole in my argument. End of story. :)

You don't have an argument. End of story. You don't even attempt to make one why would a loss to Fed mean he'd lose to guys he has a wining H2H over. You don't particularly care that the guys you favor so certainly have been losing to that same "respectbale but not elite" class in slams. Perhaps all baldies look the same to you and you're thinking of Ljubo, because frankly that's the only way you'd have any kind of point.

Shirogane
01-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Slams are for big boys
End of story. And this is coming from a PMK fan.

Frufru
01-29-2010, 12:27 AM
Only in the middle of the second set Davy remembered that he bet substantial money on Fed winning the tournament...:devil:

fran70
01-29-2010, 12:31 AM
This was maybe Davy`s only chance to win a GS slam. He was at the peak of his confidence and of his tennis aswell. Roger proves all the time why he is the best player of all times and Davy proved that he is not the sort ofplayer to win a Slam.