Expected result. Davy was playing catch up all through the match and he could barely do anything on Soderling's serve.
"And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. "- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
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.