Expected result. Davy was playing catch up all through the match and he could barely do anything on Soderling's serve.
“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged. Such moments are most desirable, for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places. This is detachment -- when the old is over and the new has not yet come. If you are afraid, the state may be distressing, but there is really nothing to be afraid of. Remember the instruction: Whatever you come across -- go beyond.”
Great match, long quality rallies in Davys service games and Soda on fire in his. Could have gone much easier to Soda who wasted alot of 0-30.s and a 0-40 in the beginning of the first set and serving for the 1st at 5-3!!
There were two amazing gets in the first set by Robin, the first to set up BP and the second at 40-0 on his own serve to get to 5-2. I was pleasantly surprised to see that. A bit tight serving for the first set but held it together in the tie-breaker. Good compusure to close the match out when serving for it too after DFing at 30-30, he then produces a second serve ace to bring up match point.
Davydenko was being bossed around during large patches of that match. The guy couldn't bring up his serve when it mattered either. He DFd at 2*-3 to give Robin the break, then again at set point in the tiebreaker AND again at 4*-4 in the second set on BP allowing Robin to serve for the match. I think the way Soderling was taking big cuts at the ball had something to do with it, though.
And to answer Voo's question, Toad served first in the first set and had the break advantage.