Roger Federer has defeated Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in the quarter final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-2.
This was the 21st time that Davydenko was taking on the Swiss Maestro. Out of the previous 20 matches, Davydenko had lost 18.
In the post match interview, Federer said, “It was overall a very good performance by me. I have been serving well right from the start of this tournament, but, in the last couple of matches, my timing on the return shots wasn’t that good. But, in this match, I timed my return shots well.”
Federer outsmarted Davydenko in the opening set. The Russian player started with a serve hold in the first game, but, after that, Federer just took him apart. With the help of breakthroughs in the 3rd and the 5th game, Federer won five games consecutively. Read more »