Davydenko wants to know why men can’t play 3 sets

After blowing a two-set lead and losing to Mardy Fish in five at

the U.S. Open, Nikolay Davydenko offered a solution for avoiding

that in the future: Men should play best-of-three-set matches at

Grand Slam tournaments and in Davis Cup.

Davydenko, a 31-year-old Russian, revived a familiar debate,

too, by asking during an interview with The Associated Press on

Thursday, ”Why (do) girls play best of three sets and we should

play best of five sets and have the same prize money?”

”Why are we playing five-set matches? We need to play best of

three in Grand Slams. Everybody will support (that idea, even

Roger) Federer. For Federer, it’s easy to win in one hour, two

sets. No need to run (for) a third set,” Davydenko said.