Monday, January 25, 2010
Nikolay Davydenko led by 2 sets then lost the next two before recovering and closing out a 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Fernando Verdasco in the Aussie Open fourth round. Although the sixth seed had his own issues in the match the Spaniard consistently showered the Russian with major gifts including 20 double faults, 81 UEs and a 33% conversion on break point opportunities (4 of 12).
It was amazing Nando was able to stay close to the Russian even with those awful numbers and a fading foe. But I'm sure the double fault fatigue took its toll. I mean, it did on me and I was just watching.
Now, onto Kolya v. Federer. Can he take his third straight win over the Swiss maestro?