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  • Djokovic gets quick retirement from Davydenko

    8/17/12 2:49 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Djokovic gets quick retirement from Davydenko Novak Djokovic needs barely more than a half-hour to reach the Cincinnati quarterfinals on Thursday. Nikolay Davydenko retires after one bagel set.


    Coming off long weeks in London (fourth place at the Olympics) and Toronto (champion), Novak Djokovic could use a break. He got one in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

    Djokovic crushed Nikolay Davydenko 6-0 in the first set then advanced via retirement during third-round action at the Western & Southern Open. The world No. 2 spent a mere 32 minutes on the court.

    For a brief moment it looked like this one could be somewhat interesting, with Djokovic having to fight off two break points in the first game of the match. But it was smooth sailing the rest of the way against a hopeless opponent. Davydenko double-faulted a ridiculous eight times in three service games as his Cincinnati run ended in abrupt fashion.

    "I don't want to win with the injury of my opponent, but i want to save as much energy as I can," noted Djokovic, who will face Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals. "I know I'm not the freshest player in this tournament."

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Nice... saving energy is all what is important in this stage of tournament.
AJDE NOLE!!! first title in Cincinnati and No1 are waiting!!!

zare , 8/17/12 9:50 AM


Even djoker wins the title No 1 is not guaranteed ...for that federer has to loose before finals and djoker should win the title...

chenna21 , 8/17/12 2:31 PM


chenna.... what is important is to defend points from last year... USO... lot of points for Novak to keep... but after USO it's Fed's turn to keep the points...
I am talking about No1 at the end of year.

zare , 8/18/12 2:49 AM


Nole is already #1 in Race points, so, he just needs to keep up :). Had he played Belgrade, which he would have obviously won baring an injury, Roger would have still been thinking about reaching that #1 spot. Nole also played lesser amount of tournaments than his opponents so, he is in a good position to be #1 at the end of the year.

Nole needs to defend as much as possible at the USO and then, there is not that much for him by the end of the year. So, I am cautiously optimistic :) (although, I would rather see him lift the USO trophy than be #1 at the year's end)

danica , 8/18/12 3:26 AM


Davydenko, should have juist just given djokovic the walkover. He was just dreadul with his serves.

scoretracker , 8/18/12 3:32 AM



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