AO 2013 R64: Federer-Davydenko

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Warmaster, Jan 16, 2013.

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Who will emerge victorious?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2013.
  1. Federer in 3

    67.4%
  2. Federer in 4

    16.3%
  3. ******** in 5

    2.3%
  4. Playstation in 3

    8.1%
  5. Davydenko in 4

    3.5%
  6. Davydenko in 5

    2.3%
  1. Warmaster

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    Anyone else looking forward to this match? The biggest question mark is Davydenko's form as he's been inconsistent as of late. If he's on fire, we might be in for a good one though.
     
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  2. Steve0904

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    Looking forward to it sure, but Federer will win in 3 pretty easy sets.
     
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  3. batz

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    Sexi in straights.

    Davy will do well to make double figures in games.
     
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  4. atptennis

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    Even if Davydenko is on fire, the question is will that be good enough against Fed.

    At the 2012 US Open, Fed reached a record consecutive 34th Grand Slam quarter-final. I see him making 35 at AO 2013.

    Fed in easy 3 sets.
     
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  5. Duncan Bell

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    Points.

    Rogi is on it. Seeing Murray/Nole/Sexi clash next week is going to be epic. Shame there's no Ralph.
     
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  6. Warmaster

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    I didn't say Davydenko would win in that scenario, but we would have an interesting match with good shotmaking.
     
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  7. TennisLovaLova

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    federer all the way
     
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  8. joeri888

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    Nah. I think you are giving Roger too much credit and Davy a little too little. Roger's only playing his second match, and the surface suits Davy's game very much. Maybe you are trying to jinx him because you fear the semifinals?;) just kidding, I think Davy could very well make this interesting if Fed's not on his game.

    Fed in 4.
     
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  9. kalyan4fedever

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    ALWAYS depends on who shows up Goderer or ********
     
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  10. iriraz

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    I think when it comes to show up,it deppends more on Davydenko.For Federer it could be a tough match but also one of the easiest matches possible.
    Davydenko can go on a roll like he did against Ferrer in Doha but also on a bad run like he proved against Federer here a couple years ago losing like 13 games in a row.
     
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  11. Dark Magician

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    Fed in 4
    7-6 3-6 6-3 6-4
     
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  12. zam88

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    i'd be impressed if Davy got 1 set to a tiebreak.

    I'd also be impressed if he won over 12 games.
     
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  13. Relinquis

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    You guys really are selling Davydenko short.

    At Doha a couple of weeks ago he didn't lose a single service game during the whole tournament until playing the final against Gasquet. He's that good. The big question is how his fitness is going to be.

    Federer won't make it in straight set; it'll be either 4 or 5 sets, but I'm leaning for Fed in 5. Either way, this could turn out to be a beautiful match to watch. Clear your schedules.
     
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  14. batz

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    :) Very good mate.

    Just calling it like I see it Joeri - I've seen live what Metronome Davy is capable of - but he ain't laying a glove on Roger tonight. No more than 10 games is my prediction.
     
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  15. ruerooo

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    This is what I was thinking. He was on fire at Doha up till what, the final?

    (I know it was best of three, but still ...)

    Also, I never breathe a sigh of relief that ******** didn't show up till *after* the match.
     
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  16. Gonzo_style

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    Davydenko in 5-sets blockbuster
     
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  17. edmondsm

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    There was a brief moment in time when Davy was able to beat Fed. That time has long since passed. Prediction: pain.
     
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  18. Relinquis

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    until the 2nd set of the final, then something happened. Gasquet upped his game at the same time that Davydenko started making mistakes. He also had an MTO (his hip i think). It was a fun match though, both very competitive.
     
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  19. Big_Dangerous

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    I agree Davy is a solid player, but you have to realize that he's not the player he was several years ago. Even 3 years ago coming off that epic 2009 WTF, he lost to Fed in 4 sets. What makes you think this match is going 5? I just don't see it. I see Fed in straight sets, something like 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.
     
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  20. Tammo

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    In all seriousness, I see Davy at least taking it to 5. 7-5 2-6 6-4 1-6 7-5
     
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  21. romeo8880

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    Easy 3 set win for Federer. Nothing to see here.
     
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  22. underground

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    Federer in 3
    Fed with rustiness in 4
    ******** in 5

    Davy should put up a good fight.

    I'd say 7-6 7-6 6-3.
     
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  23. Terenigma

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    I dont see davydenko beating the form federer showed in his first match but i think he might be able to grab an early set off him.

    Federer in 4
     
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  24. ruerooo

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    Roger made it look pretty, but Benoit kind of gifted him that match. Maestro is going to have to show a little more craft to beat someone who wants to beat him who also knows more of his tricks.
     
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  25. wintintu

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    Davydenko to race out of the blocks and take the first set, Fed to ein the second in a tie break, then run away with the match so 2-6 7-6 6-2 6-0
     
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  27. ruariatp

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    All comes down to Federer. Davydenko is back to near his best, which we know can hurt Federer, so if he hasn't had enough match practice (which could well be the case) it could be very tight.
    Fed in 4
     
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  28. tudwell

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    Davydenko couldn't even finish off Gasquet. How will he beat Federer?

    That said, I'd be excited if he did win. Surprises are always great!
     
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  29. stringertom

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    SexiTennis prevails rather easily in the evening spotlight...I see the SwissBakery staying open a bit late tonight to feed LesMis-like Kolya a much needed bagel or breadstick...SexiRogi in straights, under 10 games surrendered.
     
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  30. Relinquis

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    Well, I still think it could go to either 4 or 5 sets. I followed the way he played at Doha, just a few weeks ago. He was aggressive, still has the passion for it and dominated all of his matches apart from the final. He didn't just win, he was emphatic. I can see him taking the first set off of Federer and if he get's lucky with a tie break it could go to 5.

    Having said that, Federer has had an awesome year and is well rested. The guy can do anything. This will be fun.
     
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  31. nikdom

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    A wish disguised as a prediction?

    No way Davydenko gets a set.
     
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  32. ruerooo

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    Kolya could get a set if he brings his A game from last week before the Doha final and ******** comes out to play.
     
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  33. nikdom

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    Lots of ifs there. Just evaluate it without the ifs and that'll be closer to reality.
     
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  34. Legend of Borg

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    In 5. :cool:
     
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  35. ultradr

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    This match will be played in very fast pace.
     
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  36. Relinquis

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    yeah, i think we're going to see some real tennis tonight (australia time).
     
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  37. Hood_Man

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    Willy Beacher in 3, without losing a game.
     
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  38. Legend of Borg

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    Is this the real final?
     
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  39. smoledman

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    I also see tears for Roger.
     
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  40. kishnabe

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    You wish.....2010 Davy could not pull it off....I doubt he will now.
     
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  41. smoledman

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    Davy will leave Federer in a trail of tears.
     
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  42. tennis_pro

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    lawl, thats what im talking about

    in all seriousness, Federer in 5 - 0-6 0-6 7-6 7-6 108-106
     
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  43. West Coast Ace

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    He was. But against guys he could push around. Tonight, he's the guy getting worked over. Fed 4,3, and 2. Davy's still going to have a good yr and I expect him to win a 250 event somewhere.
     
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  44. tennis_badger

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    fed in 3.. he's never a trouble for fed even at his peak
     
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  45. PhotoBlue

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    +1. Davy will have to be really, really on to take it the distance.
     
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  46. man_untd11

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    What time will this match be on? EST Thanks a bunch guys!
     
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  47. romeo8880

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    Unfortunately I believe like 3 AM. I will be sleeping :(
     
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  48. man_untd11

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    Ahh.. well I guess, I'll power nap until 3 am, then wake up for the match then school.
     
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  49. Joseph L. Barrow

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    Davydenko played great to dismantle Ferrer, and was continuing that form in the final until he got close to winning, at which time he choked and fell apart.
     
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  50. Cup8489

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    So I googled the time for this match; Google says 2:00 AM (CT); what does CT stand for, Central Time? So in like 24 minutes?
     
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