• Dubai - Federer downs Davydenko, Berdych next

    2/28/13 8:16 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Dubai - Federer downs Davydenko, Berdych next Defending champion Roger Federer secured a semifinal spot in Dubai with a straight-sets ousting of familiar foe Nikolay Davydenko. The second seed is through to take on 3rd seed Tomas Berdych in the next round.

    World No. 2 Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispatch quarterfinal opponent Nikolay Davydenko late Thursday, 6-2, 6-2. The Swiss held eight of 8 service games without facing a break point.

    “I was very happy, it was a good match for me,” Federer explained. “I served well from the start. Then, also, I thought I had good timing on the return in particular after missing a lot of returns in the first match. And the second match, obviously, he was serving bigger, Granollers. Today, I thought I was really striking it well, and then virtue of that, was getting the first strike in and then I was able to control the baseline more.”

    Federer ended the match with five aces and just eight points surrendered on serve.

    He is slated to take on 3rd seed Tomas Berdych in the semifinals.

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What a tennis lesson he delivered today. He demolished a pretty good Davydenko.

Emiliano55 , 3/1/13 12:46 AM

Some vintage Fed in that match. It's sad that Fed can only bring that form in bits and pieces nowadays. It will be a sad day for tennis when he hangs up his rackets and stops playing competitive tennis. I hope that day does not come too soon.
I read an article recently that Fed will play IW and then take off close to two months to spend time with his family. He also stated that it's what is needed if he is to continue playing tennis and have langevity on the tour. I think he has come to terms with the way the sport has changed and his own problems with remaining fit to play at a high level. He has also acknowledged that the other two guys are in their prime. Good luck Fed!

scoretracker , 3/1/13 4:58 AM

Vamos Tomas.


Conspirator , 3/1/13 5:09 AM

Great win for Fed!
Now the most dangerous opponent waits for Fed in the semis- the Big Bird! Hope he can keep up his form.

abhirf , 3/1/13 5:38 AM

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