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Davydenko lets chance go by

Nikolay Davydenko lost to Roger Federer in straight sets in a tight semi-final match at the French Open but I think he had a very good chance of winning that match and its a chance that he let go by.

In the first set, Davydenko got a break early but Federer broke him later and then went on to win that set. Then I thought he was going to get the second set after getting an early break but Federer crawled back again. Infact in the second and third sets, Davydenko actually served for the sets and fluffed both chances.

I think that was Davydenko's best chance to beat Federer and a chance he will regret. Having said that, Federer himself was digging deep when he needed to and I think that was the difference in a tightly fought match.

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic and will now go on and play Federer in the final tomorrow. I think Nadal will win for the third consecutive time because he is playing very well and has been consistent for the past fortnight.

David McMahon
G'day Weston,

Nice to see plenty of recent updates. Good on ya.


Thanks David for the comment, thanks for the compliment.

...yes Wes, I felt sorry for Davydenko because he should have won that match with a bit of luck and composure, he just blew his best chance to beat Federer, leaving Federer in the end to rely on his serve.

And talking about the final, Nadal won because of his fitness and movement around the court...he fights for every ball and even retrieves the wide balls, I was amazed...Nadal makes it hard for the opposition, because what kind of ball are you going to hit to beat him....another year gone for the record chasing Federer, I can understand why he was nearly in tears...

I agree Mbareboy that Davydenko just lacked the final touch to beat Federer. He was playing so well it was unfortunate he finished a loser.

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