Anyone who owns an XBOX 360 knows what I'm talking about. In fact, I'm sitting here in my living room staring at a 360 console the RRoD'd me a few months ago, forcing me to go buy a new one. It can happen at any time, sometimes when you power up, other times in the middle of a game. But if you see it, you're toast. Your XBOX is broken and there's nothing you can do.
I don't know what the PS3 equivalent is, but Kolya *totally* RROD'd.
The Playstation was cruising through a set and half, putting on a hitting and movement clinic. He took the first set 63 and was up a break at 3-1. With a chance to go up two breaks, Kolya had an easy backhand put away at the net and he muffed it to go to deuce. No big deal, right?
Fed would go on to win 13 straight games. Kolya didn't win a game for about an hour. He would put up a big of a fight at the end of the fourth, but it was over. Fed was grooving and Kolya looked like he didn't believe.
Q. What was going through your mind as you were losing all those games?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Pissed off. (Laughter.) What else? Yeah. Like say I'm pissed off of my serve. Pissed off. I didn't realize this point, I didn't realize this point. It's like everything was shit (laughter.)
But what else? Bad luck. Go home tomorrow, relax.
Tough way to lose but is there any doubt that Kolya comes out of Australia a winner? All the media attention, a racquet contract (apparently the Prince contract *is* for the full year), rankings points (he didn't play here last year), and some cash. Would love to see him back it up at IW and Miami.