uo06davydenko_haas

Points won by each set: [ 28-32, 35-38, 28-21, 33-29, 38-31 ]
Points won directly on serve:
15 % Davydenko – 27 of 172
30 % Haas – of 141

Haas [16] came back from *2:4 in the opener, had the match under control after 1.5 hours, but wasted a break point in the first game of the 3rd set and the things turned around. The Russian [6] saved two break points trailing 2:3 in the 4th set, the first one with a backhand down the line winner. The German paid the price for playing third five-setter in a row (two points away from losing fifth sets against Robby Ginepri & Marat Safin) – he needed a medical treatment (thighs) once he lost his serve at 2-all in the decider. Davydenko was serving at 5:2 (30/15), but Haas managed to find the second wind after removing his baseball cap at the change of ends and improved to 4:5* (40/15); nonetheless Davydenko – known as a good clincher – won four consecutive points with aggressive display. # A couple of months later, they face each other in a major quarterfinal again, and that time Haas deals better with a tense ending.

# Comparison of their two five-set Grand Slam quarterfinals:
US Open 2006: Davydenko d. Haas 4-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4… Total points: 162-151 (breaks: 6-4)… 3 hours 42 minutes
Aus Open 2007: Haas d. Davydenko 6-3, 2-6, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5… Total points: 134-132 (breaks: 6-6)… 3 hours 18 minutes (MP saved)

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