Indians Wells:Safin vs Davydenko

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  1. ACE of Hearts

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    Davydenko up a break at 4-3 and serving.
     
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  2. ACE of Hearts

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    Safin breaks back, 4-4 and serving.
     
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  3. diegaa

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    have u seen the lob shot at the break point by safin??? that was awsome!!
     
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  4. ACE of Hearts

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    Well, not awesome now, Davy breaks at 5-4 and serving for the first set:neutral:
     
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  5. diegaa

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    dont give your hopes up......
     
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  6. ACE of Hearts

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    Marat breaks back, weird match so far:mrgreen: , 5-5
     
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  7. diegaa

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    told you...
     
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  8. ACE of Hearts

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    6-5 Davy, neither player can hold serve, whats going on?
     
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  9. diegaa

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    TOO many unforced errors...
     
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  10. ACE of Hearts

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    6-6, tie-breaker for the first set.
     
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  11. edberg505

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    Man, Safin is bludgeoning the ball. Some heavy hitting from the big Russian. His backhand is just SICK! I'm surprised that he isn't just hitting Davydenko right off the court!
     
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  12. Breaker

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    Wow...6 straight breaks, 3 all in the tiebreak.
     
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  13. ACE of Hearts

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    7-6 Safin, he wins the first set.
     
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  14. StraightSets

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    Awesome tiebreaker, there have been some brilliant points played by both so far.
     
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  15. ACE of Hearts

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    Man, this match is crazy, its been on 40-40 on Safin's serve for awhile
     
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  16. ACE of Hearts

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    Finally it ends, 1-1, still on serve in the second set.
     
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  17. diegaa

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    that game lasted for ever....... eight deuces!
     
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  18. ACE of Hearts

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    Davydenko breaks, 3-1 in the second and serving.
     
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    5-2 Denko Second Set
     
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  20. ACE of Hearts

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    Denko won the second set, 6-3
     
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    Safin is serving now 2/2 on the 3rd
     
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  22. ACE of Hearts

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    Denko just broke, 3-2 in the 3rd set.
     
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  23. Max G.

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    Safin broke back, back to 4-4...

    ...and is now down 15-30 on his serve. Sheesh...
     
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  24. racingdad23

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    Its over Safin Won 6-4 3rd set
     
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    Safin defeats Davy, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, big win for Safin, i thought he was a goner.
     
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  26. mislav

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    Oh man, Davydenko choked. Pity.
     
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  27. diegaa

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    double fault, sucky way to end the match for davy:(
     
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  28. shawn1122

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    Sad to watch, especially with double-fault to end it.
     
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  29. StraightSets

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    Looks like Davydenko was scared to win. As the commentators were saying, he plays better when he is behind.
     
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  30. Alexandros

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    Sounds like Davydenko's spectacular [un]performance against Federer in the Aussie Open. Afraid to win by the looks of it.
     
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  31. superman1

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    Unbelievable ball striking. Davydenko must be the toughest guy out there. He wears himself down to the bone and never stops fighting. I've never seen anyone hit as consistently hard as Safin did in that match. Just a constant barrage of bombs and Davydenko was scurrying around hunched over and returning everything cleanly. At this level, we could see a Safin/Federer semifinal. And Safin could take him down.
     
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  32. pound cat

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    He did it at AO last year after being injured, with no match practice.

    In his interview Safin said he wasn't happy with the way he played yesterday..said both were nervous and both were choking all over the place.

    http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/interviews/2006/safin313.asp
     
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  33. grif

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    I was watching the highlights against Denko and Moya and I'm still amazed by Safin's backhand. He really makes the doublehander look so natural. It's absolutely phenomenal.
     
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    Q. In the second set of the match, you said something to the linesmen. Started like, "Sweetheart."
    MARAT SAFIN: "Sweetheart, these points are important for me." Of course, it's 15-40, I serve an ace, and she swallowed it. That's what I said. What else you can ask?


    I love that. Who said Safin has not matured ??
     
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  35. jackson vile

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    Davydenko is very good he just keep on getting better, at this rate it is only time before he wins a major.

    As for Safin what a back hand, too bad it was not a one hander for offensive shots as it would be a point winner end story.
     
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  36. gts072

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    Excuse me. Davydenko just lost a match and you’re stating he’ll win a slam soon? Hello?, wake up to reality. It’s not going to happen!!!
     
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  37. mislav

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    LOL! Nice one. Thanks for that.

    These things do happen, you do realize that, right? Davydenko has a big choking problem. If he manages to get over that, he might win a slam. But I think his best chance would be AO next year.
     
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  38. gts072

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    You wanna bet on that not happening?? A consistent Top 10 player he may be, a grand slam winner, he is not.
     
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  39. superman1

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    I doubt he'll ever win a Slam, but I don't doubt that he'll consistently go deep at most tournaments he plays. He's the toughest player out there and puts 100% effort into every point. I hope he wins some tournaments.
     
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  40. jackson vile

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    Your right, and the thing that people like PTS or what ever his name is don't relize is that, this guy lived out of a damn car during the begining of his pro career.

    He just recently got a better team behind him and has got so much better, I mean this guy can hang with Fed and take sets.

    What more can you ask for, he is a digger giving all he has, has great power and movement, and is still growing.

    He will win a major and/or many other titles in his life time.
     
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  41. edberg505

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    Yeah, watching Marat play makes me want to hit a two hander and I personally don't really care for two handed backhands. But the way Safin hits that thing is unreal! I saw him practice a few years ago in the year ending masters in Houston and just looking at him hit in person is amazing. He takes such an easy swing but the ball just explodes off the racquet.
     
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  42. superman1

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    Even on a full stretch run he can still shoot bullets with that backhand. I think it's mainly in the strength of his shoulders and forearms.
     
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