paris06davydenko_hrbaty

Points won by each set: [ 26-8, 34-21, 36-28 ]
Points won directly on serve:
30 % Davydenko – 25 of 81
22 % Hrbaty – 16 of 72

It seemed like a lifetime opportunity for them both – very experienced players without a big title, Davydenko [5], only 25 y.o. but already bald, was playing his event No. 164, while three years older Hrbaty [27] got his 270th event (out of 304)! Both had relatively easy route to the final (Hrbaty defeated i.a. 7-6, 6-0 a teenager Murray), their previous match was a five-setter so the conclusion of the final shocked. Sometimes happens when two players with similar game-styles without huge serves, face each other on a day one of them does everything better and then the scoreline is one-sided because the other guy cannot propose a plan B – it was this case

Davydenko’s route to his 10th title:
2 Christophe Rochus 6-0, 6-0
3 Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-2
Q Mario Ancic 6-3, 6-3
S Tommy Robredo 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
W Dominik Hrbaty 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

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