Tennis Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SpainR Nadal66---
Russian FederationN Davydenko22---

Live Comments

  1. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Nadal clinches a comprehensive victory over Davydenko, winning through in straight sets with consummate ease and serving out in convicing fashion. Next up for the second seed will be a third-round match with either compatriot Verdasco or Falla as he stretches his record to 11-0 on clay this year. Drawsheet

  2. - - NADAL 6-2 5-2 - BREAK! The world number two is thriving in this second set as he breaks again to move to within a game of sealing victory! Surely it is over for Davydenko now.

  3. - - NADAL 6-2 4-2 - Nadal moves unerring towards a comfortable victory as he pounds two emphatic forehand winners down the line. Davydenko fails to make any real impact.

  4. - - NADAL 6-2 3-2 - Davydenko battles through another solid game as he holds serve after deuce, and there are no easy points for the Russian as he struggles to remain just a break down in this second set.

  5. - - NADAL 6-2 3-1 - Nadal has few problems in restoring his cushion in this second set as he bludgeons a forehand down the line to back up a fine serve, and Davydenko is trying everything to no avail.

  6. - - NADAL 6-2 2-1 - Davydenko manages to hold serve at the second time of asking as he slams a forehand down the line and clenches his fist in relief to get on the board after another gruelling game on his delivery.

  7. - - NADAL 6-2 2-0 - It's easy going for Nadal as he obliterates a poor mid-court return from Davydenko, drilling it down the line for a clean winner. The Russian is struggling to match his opponent's intensity, and this could be very convincing.

  8. - - NADAL 6-2 1-0 - BREAK! What a start for Nadal in this second set as he breaks serve immediately with a barrage of powerful groundstrokes, and Davydenko cannot resist his opponent after an extended deuce.

  9. - - NADAL 6-2 - SET! What a way to close out the opening set: Nadal fires a blistering ace down the T to beat Davydenko all ends up! The Spaniard takes the opening set with consummate ease, and two breaks of serve ensure a comfortable result.

  10. - - NADAL 5-2 - Davydenko deserves real credit as he battles through a tough game to hold serve, and he at least ensures that Nadal has to serve out for this opening set on Manolo Santana.

  11. - - NADAL 5-1 - Nadal is forced to deuce once more as Davydenko outlasts his opponent on two lengthy rallies, but the world number two shows his class with a fierce forehand winner, and a first serve down the T.

  12. - - NADAL 4-1 - BREAK! It's one-way traffic now as Nadal breaks for the second successive game, and the home favourite is thrilling the crowd with a series of breathtaking groundstrokes. Davydenko is being comprehensively outclassed.

  13. - - NADAL 3-1 - Nadal consolidates his break of serve as he stretches his lead in this opening set, and the world number two is cruising now. Davydenko needs to find a response.

  14. - - NADAL 2-1 - BREAK! Nadal stamps his authority on proceedings with a stunning backhand winner down the line, and the Spaniard is thriving now! Davydenko is furious with himself for letting it slip.

  15. - - NADAL 1-1 - Nadal slams a forehand down the line at deuce, and he holds serve to level at 1-1 as Davydenko goes long with a backhand down the line. It's slow going, and each game is taking seven to eight minutes so far.

  16. - - NADAL 0-1 - Davydenko gets on the board from the outset, but it's a very tough hold for the Russian as he is forced to come through deuce with Nadal applying real pressure. Davydenko eventually holds with the relief palpable.

  17. - - But former world number three Davydenko has been one of his toughest opponents over the years, the Russian leading their head-to-head, 6-4, and winning their last four meetings. He is one of only two players ever to beat Nadal four times in a row, alongside Novak Djokovic.

  18. - - Nadal is a perfect 10-0 on clay this year (and 20-0 in sets) and if you look back since leaving Madrid last year, he is 21-0 on clay (and 53-4 in sets).

  19. - - The next match up on the Manolo Santana court sees world number two and clay court king Rafael Nadal - the home favourite - take on Nikolay Davydenko.

Nikolay Davydenko

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 02/06/1981
Height 1.78 m
Weight 70 kg

Rafael Nadal

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 03/06/1986
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg

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