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Nikolay Davydenko wants equality

Updated: August 31, 2012, 11:09 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- After blowing a two-set lead and losing to Mardy Fish in five at the U.S. Open on Thursday, 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 a postmatch interview with The Associated Press, "Why (do) girls play best-of-three sets, and we should play best-of-five sets, and have the same prize ...

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