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Roger Federer praises Nikolay Davydenko

Roger Federer praises Nikolay Davydenko and says that it is "always a pleasure" to play against him.

Roger Federer heaped praise upon Nikolay Davydenko following his straight-sets victory over the Russian at the Australian Open.

Davydenko, who has reached the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park on four occasions, is currently placed 40th in the world rankings.

Despite Davydenko's lowly position, Federer insists that the 31-year-old is still a difficult opponent.

"It's a tough match up with Nikolay," said Federer following his 6-3 6-4 6-4 win at the Rod Laver Arena.

"He's a good player. It's nice to see him playing well again, he's had some difficulties in the last couple of years.

"It's always a pleasure to play against him whatever his ranking."

Federer has faced Davydenko 18 times in his career, coming out on top on 16 occasions.

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