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.