Congrats Davy!

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  1. egn

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    So once again another player beats Fed or Nadal and very few threads give them attention but tons spur up about what was wrong with Nadal/Fed. So lets keep this thread for congrats to Davy. He played strong tennis the past week, had a lot of tough matches and played quite incredibly against Nadal and Djoker to grab his third master series title. Hope he gets that master series spot and keeps himself around for another year or two. That backhand yesterday was on fire and he got some wicked angled shots.
     
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  2. Carsomyr

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    Outside of the majors, Davydenko's had an extremely solid year. He's picked up four trophies in four tries, including a Masters and a 500 title. He's also had the highest winning percentage (77%) of his career.

    Hopefully this means he's starting to cut back on the absurd amount of tournaments he pushes himself to play year after year.

    Fun facts: He's 3-0 this year in finals against Spaniards, and five of his last seven titles were over Spaniards.
     
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  3. CyBorg

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    The fall season is a great opportunity for players like Davydenko to pick up points. The top dogs are often off their game or absent altogether. Credit to Davydenko for being in tip-top shape and never giving Nadal and chance.
     
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  4. DarthFed

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    Well he's a very under the radar player, probably due to his lack of the limelight , I've always found him to be solid and (despite the consensus) fun to watch.

    I was surprised he won in straights, congrats to Davy, hope he makes another good run at the YEC.
     
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  5. luishcorreia

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    yeah, great game. He's in a very good physical shape also!.

    He does him well not be enter in so many tournaments a year!
     
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  6. P_Agony

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    Davy is the man. He deserved the win. He was aggressive, he had the right tactics, and he won despite being the less fresh of the two. Beating Djokovic and Nadal back to back to win another MS title is a great result. Now if he could only show up at the slams...
     
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    I'm also very impressed with his finals stats. What was it, 18-5, 19-5? Whatever it is, Davydenko lends further support to how difficult it is to make it to the latter stages of a tournament.

    To make it to the semi-finals or finals is already a tremendous accomplishment that not even the best can do consistently.........unless you're a god (or a GOAT).

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    BANDWAGON <== jump on it!
     
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  9. zagor

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    Big congrats to Kolja,I'm very glad for him.Beating #2 and #3 in a row to win a masters title is indeed impressive.
     
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  10. Yeah, congrats to him. 4th title and 1st Masters of the year.

    He showed Novak "Muzza" Djokovic and Rafael "Gillou" Nadal how to play real tennis.
     
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  11. TheTruth

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    Great match! Good tactics and stuck to his game plan. Kudos to Davy!

    Great thread, egn. So nice to see a thread not meant to demean. Just all about tennis. Kudos to you as well!
     
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  12. Feña14

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    I'm really pleased for him too, he's done this before on a couple of occasions so it's no fluke.
     
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  13. kishnabe

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    Well i hope he wins Paris(Masters) next too. He did well to give his second consecutive snatch of masters off nadal.
     
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  14. RobFL

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    I'm not sure i've ever seen anyone pound groundies like that. Maybe DelPotro at the Open, he was crushing it. Soderling was punishing the ball at the French. Davydenko is like a machine. Other than Nadal, I can't see any pro having the will to chase his angled groundies for more than a set or two, if he is on form he can play with anyone.
     
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    His wife is a beauty.
     
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    LOL :twisted:

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    LOL ! good one :)
     
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    Good tournament but beating Fed/Nadal doesn't exactly make headlines like it's 2006 anymore.
     
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  19. TheTruth

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    ^^^

    Especially in a non-grand slam.
     
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    Great post---can we say 'pound for pound', the best player today?
     
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  21. FEDEXP

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    Man he played great tennis and the thing is, in addition to all that has been said in this thread, he was so much faster than Nadal!
     
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  22. namelessone

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    Isn't he shorter and lighter than Nadal? It's only natural that he moves around so good.

    Nadal still has tremendous speed for his size,not to mention the fact that he plays with tendinitis in both knees but his best movement remains on clay and grass.
     
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    President of the International Olympic Committee Rogge presents the champion trophy of the Shanghai 1000

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