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Nikolay Davydenko - Roger Federer Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SwitzerlandR Federer666--
Russian FederationN Davydenko344--

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  1. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Federer injects a spot of extra pace on the forehand which Davydenko cannot cope with, sending his response long, and it brings up two match points. But only the one is needed by Federer as he fires down an ace out wide to seal the win in just a minute short of two hours. Next up for Federer will be local hero Bernard Tomic. Full men's drawsheet

  2. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 5-4 - Credit to Davydenko as he holds, to 15, to force Federer to serve out the match. Federer was guilty of swinging out in that game though, going for huge winners in a bid to finish off the match quickly

  3. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 5-3 - Davydenko misses a forehand well long of the baseline to help Federer hold for the loss of just the one point. The Russian will have to serve to stay in this match next

  4. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 4-3 - Gutsy game from Davydenko as he holds to stay just the one break down. The Russian really went for broke in that game and pretty much all of it came off including a forehand winner to seal the hold

  5. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 4-2 - Federer makes a couple of forehand volley winners look very nonchalant indeed as he comes into the net on consecutive points. It's another easy hold for Fed who is potentially just two games away now from a very confident win

  6. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 3-2 - Federer suffers a slight lapse in concentration, failing to take advantage of a break point with a slapped forheand return long, and Davydenko stays just the one break down by going on to hold from deuce

  7. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 3-1 - The only blip in an otherwise perfect service hold from Federer is a low forehand half-volley that the world number two cannot quite get up and over the net. But that's the first point of the game and from there he rattles off foure straight points to take the game

  8. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 2-1 - Davydenko wraps up a love service hold without too much trouble to at least get off the mark in this third set but he has yet to even get a break point in this match against the Federer serve and that's what he needs to do if he is to get back into things here

  9. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 2-0 - Despite not landing a single first serve Federer holds without too much trouble, a delightful backhand passing shot winner down the line (Fed even leaving back when he played it) doing the damage to seal the game

  10. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 1-0 - BREAK! Davydenko goes for a huge second serve only to thump the ball long and hand Fed the early break in what now surely, will be the final set of this match

  11. - - FEDERER 6-3 6-4 - SET! A decent enough lob from Davydenko, followed by a forehand passing shot that the scrambling Federer can only put into the net, get the Russian a point. But Federer comes up with a huge serve and forehand winner combo to seal the set at the first attempt behind his serve. And he is potentially just one set away from the third round now

  12. - - FEDERER 6-3 5-4 - A strange miss from Federer as he runs around the ball only to fire a forehand well long of the baseline to waste a first set point. Davydenko earns himself a game point with an ace, squanders it with a backhand long and then sets up a second with another ace (his eighth of the match and seventh of the set). This time he gets it, Fed going long, but the world number two will serve for the set after the change of ends

  13. - - FEDERER 6-3 5-3 - Davydenko sends a flailing backhand return of serve just long of the baseline - that's the call anyway and it looked pretty close by the Russian for some reason doesn't challenge. However he does challenge on the following call which he also misses long and is proven wrong. Strange decision. The second ball was clearly further out than the first and it gives Federer the hold from deuce

  14. - - FEDERER 6-3 4-3 - A much more straight forward service hold for Davydenko this time around as he digs in and sticks with Federer as best he can, albeit already a set and a break down

  15. - - FEDERER 6-3 4-2 - A few errors are beginning to creep into the Federer game as he dumps an admittedly tricky (even by his standards) volley into the net before also missing a forehand. But the serve is still firing on all cylinders and he holds to 30

  16. - - FEDERER 6-3 3-2 - Davydenko makes a rare trip into the net and comes up with a backhand volley winner to bravely save a break point before going on to hold when Federer fails to find the court with a forehand. Davydenko is still just about in this, holding on by his fingertips

  17. - - FEDERER 6-3 3-1 - Federer produces his quickest serve of the match to open and follows it with another three huge first serves as well as a big forehand which Davydenko can only return out of play. And boom, just like that Fed has the hold that consolidates the break. This match has got away from Davydenko fast after four incredibly competitive opening games

  18. - - FEDERER 6-3 2-1 - BREAK! Sublime again from Federer as he sets up another break point before sealing it with a vicious forehand return that Davydenko can only drop shot. And from there it's an easy put away for a forehand winner for Fed who has the break in this second set

  19. - - FEDERER 6-3 1-1 - No such let down on serve from Federer as he races through a service hold to also get off the mark in this second set, a huge serve out wide followed by a forehand approach shot winner down the line to seal the game

  20. - - FEDERER 6-3 0-1 - Even the great Roger Federer can have a let down after taking a set as he sends a forehand into the net and consecutive backhands long to help Davydenko on his way to a hold to get the second set underway

  21. - - FEDERER 6-3 - SET! Fed makes no mistake in closing out the set behind his own serve, sealing it to love with a foray into the net and an emphatic forehand volley winner. Imperious from Federer in the latter stages of this opening set

  22. - - FEDERER 5-3 - Credit to Davydenko as he comes through another tough service hold to force Federer to at least serve out the set. Federer squanders a set point with another mis-hit backhand long of the baseline and the Russian goes on to hold with a hawkeye challenge that shows his ball caught the outside of the line instead of landing out like the original call suggested

  23. - - FEDERER 5-2 - Federer opens with an angled ace out wide before going on to hold with ease for the first time in the match after a foray into the net ends in a failed passing shot attempt from Davydenko. And the Russian will have to serve to stay in this opening set after the change of ends

  24. - - FEDERER 4-2 - BREAK! Federer squanders a break point with a forehand long and then also another with a shanked backhand well wide across court but there is nothing wrong with his shot selection on a third as he finds an angled winner that Davydenko can do nothing about.

  25. - - FEDERER 3-2 - Sublime angle from Federer as he produces a beautiful cross court backhand into the service box and away out of the court well before Davydenko can get there. That allows the world number two to hold from deuce and things are still on serve, albeit in very competitive service games

  26. - - FEDERER 2-2 - Staggering play from Davydenko as he saves a break point with a huge forehand that Federer can only return long, before going on to hold by unleashing a huge Federer-esque forehand down the line that eventually ends in Fed hitting into the net. The crowd are really responding to Davydenko now and clearly want this to be a huge battle!

  27. - - FEDERER 2-1 - Davydenko looks threatening after Fed unusually dumps a routine forehand volley into the net and sends a forehand long. But the world number two quickly slams the door shut and goes on to hold with an ace. This is looking a very promising clash already

  28. - - FEDERER 1-1 - Davydenko looks as though he is cruising to a love service hold before Federer suddenly unleashes a trademark backhand bullet down the line for a winner before following up with a cross court forehand winner right on to the sideline. But a forehand just marginally long from Fed helps Davydenko hold to 30

  29. - - FEDERER 1-0 - A mixed bag from Federer to start but he comes through it with a hold from 30-30 when Davydenko sends a fairly routine backhand into the middle of the net

  30. - - It is still an incredible 40 degrees at Melbourne Park despite the time being after 7pm as Roger Federer wins the toss and elects to serve first against Davydenko

Nikolay Davydenko

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 02/06/1981
Height 1.78 m
Weight 70 kg

Roger Federer

Nationality SUI
Date of Birth 08/08/1981
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg

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