It's the third week of April and Roger Federer rallied from a set down and two games from defeat to advance to his first final of the season on his worst surface: the red clay of Europe.
Who'd have thunk it?
If such irony continues, he'll win Roland Garros at the beginning of June.
Meantime, he'll want to beat the Russian with the new magic racquet in the Estoril Open final tomorrow.
Does Nikolay Davydenko have another first-time victory over an opponent in him?