I found. It was a thread last year http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=178002The golden law of Stakhovsky is put into effect now. Once he reaches a qf, he goes into god mode and wins the tournament.
I had forgotten what an awful poster you are, thanks for reminding me. :hatoff:
Also, I'm pretty sure some people will at least remember this match:
I agree with you, he was in awesome form. And I thought he would tear Federer apart after he won that first set in Melbourne. What an opportunity he had in that slam... :sad:A reasonable case can be made that at this time, Davydenko was the best player on the planet. His previous 6 months were really impressive:
Won WTF, beating Del Potro (US Open champ), Fed, Sod, Nadal.
Won Shanghai masters, beating Nadal and Djokovic
Won KL (ok a 250, but he still beat Monf, Sod, Verdasco in the process)
Before that he won Hamburg and Umag, but played too much and injured himself, had to retire at the AO.
It wouldn't have been for the 1st time, he's beaten him the two last times they met before AO 2010 (namely WTF 09, Doha 10)Yeah, he had Fed, should have finished the job.
Previous round was too much, 5 sets with Verdasco. Always with Davydenko that was the problem at slams, one long match and the clock is ticking on his gas tank for the tournament.
Tsonga after that, Murray in the final. Still a tough ask, but who knows what he might have managed having beaten Fed for the first time, and in such a big match.