Points won by each set: [ 19-28, 28-15, 45-43 ]
Points won directly on serve:
19 % Davydenko – 16 of 84
39 % Rusedski – 37 of 94

It’s a rarity that a player claims a title being a point away from being eliminated in two different matches of a particular tournament. Davydenko [43] did it in Moscow, saving match points during the weekend in consecutive matches (his semifinal vs Youzhny lasted almost three hours). The first two sets of the final were very quick (a deuce game not required), the Russian couldn’t deal with the opponent’s serve except the 2nd game of the 2nd set when he broke at 15. In the 3rd set Rusedski had a few game points to lead 3:0, at 5:4 (30/0) Davydenko hit the sideline to force an error, then Rusedski squandered three adv. match points:
– ten stroke rally, Rusedski netted his backhand slice after the net-cord
– Davydenko’s only overhead on the day gave him a winner
– service winner to the body
A few days later Davydenko won in Russia his third dramatic match in a row, defeating Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in St. Petersburg… in the 1st set he trailed 0:4*, in the 2nd set led 5:4 (40/0) on serve, there was 4-all in the decider

Davydenko’s route to his 4th title:
1 Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-3
2 Sargis Sargsian 6-2, 6-4
Q Radek Stepanek 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-1
S Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-5 – 1 m.p.
W Greg Rusedski 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 – 3 m.p.

Serve & volley: Davydenko 0, Rusedski 18/42

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