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Mardy Fish - Nikolay Davydenko Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesM Fish46666
Russian FederationN Davydenko67212

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  1. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 6-2 – GAME SET MATCH! Davydenko starts with a blazing crosscourt forehand winner but then hits long before Fish finds a lovely angle to beat the Russian at the net. He brings up two match points with another winner and Davydenko hits wide as the American comes from two sets down for only the second time in his career. Men's draw

  2. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 5-2 – Fish blazes his 45th winner of the match but Davydenko holds to 15. Too little too late though. Fish to serve for the match.

  3. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 5-1 – A big serve and two big groundies gets Fish to 40-0 in a heartbeat and he rounds off the game with another big forehand. One game needed.

  4. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 4-1 – Davydenko on the board at last, holding to 15 but he is still down the two breaks.

  5. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 4-0 – More Davydenko shots sail out and he holds his head in despair yet again. He nets to concede game point and despite pulling to deuce, he hits two more unforced errors to gift Fish the game.

  6. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 3-0 – BREAK! Fish forces a break point but for once hits long but he converts with his second as the Russian yet again nets. He can’t seem to get a ball in court and his demise has been rapid.

  7. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 2-0 – Davydenko looks lost out there and Fish holds to 15 as the Russian tamely nets again.

  8. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 1-0 – BREAK! Davydenko looks all at sea and his range has gone as he hits another ball well long to go 15-30 down. He finds a forehand to the corner but drifts a backhand wide to concede break point. The Russian saves the first but concedes a second and he again hits consecutive shots out to concede the break. It looks all over already.

  9. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-1 – SET! Davydenko rallies to 30-30 but Fish serves and volleys to bring up set point and a huge serve out wide takes it all the way.

  10. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 5-1 – BREAK! Davydenko again finds himself in trouble on serve and looks noticeably tired as he throws in another double to concede two more break points. He nets lazily to concede the break. Capitulation.

  11. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 4-1 – Fish holds to love in no time to consolidate the break.

  12. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 3-1 – BREAK! Two consecutive double faults puts Davydenko deep in trouble at 0-40. He saves the first but nets to concede another break.

  13. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 2-1 – BREAK! Davydenko gets the better of a net exchange to go 15-30 up and Fish fires wide to concede two break points. The American saves with a successful challenge to a Davydenko shot that crept long but he twice hits long himself to concede the break back.

  14. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 2-0 – BREAK! Fish with all the momentum as a tired looking Davydenko throws in a double to go 0-40 and then hits long.

  15. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 1-0 – Davydenko comes out firing to set up two break points. He saves the first as Davydenko hits long. He saves the second but sends a backhand winner wide of a sprawling Fish to earn a third. Fish benefits from a net cord to save the day and serves out a gutsy hold.

  16. - FISH 4-6 6-7 6-2 – SET! Fish slams another winner and Davydenko then nets twice to concede three set points. He saves the first with a winner but then hits long as the set goes to Fish.

  17. - FISH 4-6 6-7 5-2 – A big serve gets Fish off to a flyer and he follows with a forehand winner. Two big serves help him to a love hold.

  18. - FISH 4-6 6-7 4-2 – Fish hits long as Davydenko races to 40-0 and he holds to stay a break behind.

  19. - FISH 4-6 6-7 4-1 – Fish fires an ace and a big first serve to earn two game points and Davydenko fires long. Fish suddenly in control.

  20. - FISH 4-6 6-7 3-1 – BREAK! A double fault puts the Russian in trouble at 15-40 and he nets to concede the break.

  21. - FISH 4-6 6-7 2-1 – Fish races to 40-0 with some big serving and holds to love to put the pressure back on Davydenko.

  22. - FISH 4-6 6-7 1-1 – Fish comes out firing and blazes a forehand winner but a heavy serve gets the Russian to 40-15. Another Fish winner reduces the arrears but he hits long and Davydenko holds.

  23. - FISH 4-6 6-7 1-0 – Fish holds to 15 with a backhand into the corner. He needed that.

  24. - FISH 4-6 6-7 – SET! A dipping forehand pass nets Fish the early mini break but lightning reactions at the net help the Russian back on terms. Fish hits wide to concede two set points and he nets to go two sets down. He looks all at sea out there.

  25. - FISH 4-6 5-6 – Davydenko nets to put himself in trouble at 30-30 but Fish pushes a forehand long and nets to concede the game.

  26. - FISH 4-6 5-5 – Fish goes 40-0 up thanks to a successful review and wraps up the game with an ace.

  27. - FISH 4-6 4-5 – A great half volleyed winner sees Davydenko sneak ahead again as he holds to 15. Only a game away from a two set lead now.

  28. - FISH 4-6 4-4 – Good serving sees Fish net a couple of game points and he holds as Davydenko nets.

  29. - FISH 4-6 3-4 – Fish twice hits long and nets as Davydenko holds comfortably to 15. Crucial game for the American coming up as the tournament doctor administers some throat spray to the Russian.

  30. - FISH 4-6 3-3 – Fish has Davydenko on a piece of string but it is he who makes the error on the opening point and the Russian bludgeons a winner to go further ahead. Fish scrambles back to 30-30 and Davydenko nets to cede the advantage before netting as Fish holds.

  31. - FISH 4-6 2-3 – Davydenko holds to 30 after another deep forehand to the deuce court.

  32. - FISH 4-6 2-2 – Davydenko nets on the opening point then fires wide to give Fish a comfortable start but Davydenko batters Fish with another forehand winner before Fish returns the compliment and holds with an ace.

  33. - FISH 4-6 1-2 – Another rapier backhand onto the line gives Davydenko three game points and Fish hits wide.

  34. - FISH 4-6 0-1– Davydenko throws in another double to give Fish a look in the opening game but Davydenko gets the better of a long exchange and holds serve.

  35. - FISH 4-6 0-1– Davydenko throws in another double to give Fish a look in the opening game but Davydenko gets the better of a long exchange and holds serve.

  36. - FISH 4-6 – SET! Fish nets a very easy volley to go 15-30 down on serve and a rasping Davydenko backhand up the line produces two set points. He saves the first with an ace and Davydenko hits a very makeable forehand long with the set at his mercy to let Fish off the hook. The American nets again to give Davydenko a third chance and he hooks a forehand wide to go a set down.

  37. - FISH 4-5 – BREAK! Davydenko pounds a ninth winner but Fish hangs tough as the Russian hits long for 30-30 and a double fault hands a break back chance. A tight Davydenko nets and Fish is back in the set!

  38. - FISH 2-5 – Fish hits long and a piece of paper blowing across the court stops the second point mid rally. The Russian fails with a challenge review before smashing a forehand winner and big serve. He rounds off another hold with an ace.

  39. - FISH 2-5 – Fish hits long and a piece of paper blowing across the court stops the second point mid rally. The Russian fails with a challenge review before smashing a forehand winner and big serve. He rounds off another hold with an ace.

  40. - FISH 2-4 – Fish races to 40-0 as he did in his opening game but again has a wobble, conceding the next two points before sealing the game with a serve out wide.

  41. - FISH 1-4 – Both players find the net in the opening exchanges but Fish more regularly to go 40-15 down on his opponent’s serve. The American responds with a big forehand but hits long as Davydenko goes further ahead.

  42. - FISH 1-3 – Fish hits long on the opening point and Davydenko follows suit before Fish finds the net to go 15-30 down. The American chases in a big serve to volley into open court but another mistimed forehand brings up a further break point for Davydenko but Fish does well to hang on.

  43. - FISH 0-3 – A forehand winner gets Davydenko to 40-15 but he hits a forehand long before sealing the game with an ace. Fish shellshocked.

  44. - FISH 0-2 – BREAK! Fish moves to 30-0 with a big forehand into the deuce corner and Davydenko then nets. The Russian scrambles well to get back into the game and a double followed by a netted forehand sees the game back to deuce. Fish hits long and suddenly Davydenko has a break point from nowhere. Fish squanders two game points and Davydenko forges another break chance and this time he succeeds.

  45. - FISH 0-1 – Davydenko starts badly with a double fault and we all know about his serving problems in the past. Fish nets after a long exchange and the Russian moves well to cut off a volley at the net. Fish responds with a clean forehand winner and Davydenko hits wide to concede break point. Fish thinks he’s broken but Hawkeye calls his forehand wide. The Russian does well to hold.

  46. - Mardy Fish to receive.

  47. - Next up on Arthur Ashe is Mardy Fish versus Nikolay Davydenko. It is 2-2 in their head-to-head but Fish won convincingly 6-2 6-0 last time they met on the hard courts of Cincinnati last year.

Mardy Fish

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 09/12/1981
Height 1.87 m
Weight 81 kg

Nikolay Davydenko

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 02/06/1981
Height 1.77 m
Weight 70 kg

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  1. davydenko is a better,has been a better player and will­ always be a better player than fish,even in the severe­ twilight of his career

    From Breda, on Thu 30 Aug 20:19
  2. Go Davy!!

    From sarah37729, on Thu 30 Aug 20:03
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