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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nikolay Davydenko retires from tennis

Nikolay Davydenko retires from tennis

Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 33.

Davydenko, a former world number three, acknowledged his frequent struggles with injuries had forced him to end his playing career after 15 years.

“I am 33 years old,” began the Russian. “I won 21 ATP World Tour tournaments, including three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. I don’t have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being No. 1 in the world. I was in the Top 10 for some years.

“Unfortunately, for some years now, I have been struggling with injuries. It’s hard for me to talk about it. I have been thinking when to announce it. The time has come. I have my whole life to live. I officially announce my retirement from professional tennis.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rafa storms past Davydenko in Madrid blue clay

Rafa storms past Davydenko in Madrid blue clay

Rafael Nadal scored a 6-2 6-2 win over Nikolay Davydenko to advance to the third round at the Madrid Open 2012.

Nadal looked totally at home and confortable playing on the new blue clay court at the Caja Magica. He broke early and never looked back. His movement was slick and assured, allowing him to hit with authority on both wings.

After winning the opening set with any problems he got a break at the start of the second.

Davydenko never had any chance against the former world number 1, who sealed the win with a booming forehand.

"I played as well as I can," said Nadal. "I played a very good match. I think that I played a really good match as it was my first match here in these circumstances. I am very happy about my result, about the way that I played."

Photos: Nadal vs Davydenko at Madrid Open 2012

Photos: Nadal vs Davydenko at Madrid Open 2012

Rafel Nadal crushed Nikolay Davydenko during their second round tennis match at the Mutua Madrid Masters... Here we have some pictures from the encounter... Enjoy them....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Davydenko upset in Munich

Davydenko upset in Munich

Robert Farah upset Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the BMW Open.

The defending champion Russian, who also won the tournament in 2004, dropped serve four times.

Mikhail Youzhny edged out Philipp Petzschner 7-5, 7-5, and Marcos Baghdatis outlasted Tobias Kamke 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Baghdatis broke serve four times and saved six of eight break points to advance in a tournament he has twice been a semifinalist.

Also advancing were Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ernests Gulbis, Dustin Brown, Matthias Bachinger, Potito Starace, Tommy Haas and Marinko Matosevic.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Indian Wells: Bellucci gets walkover after Davydenko withdrawal

Indian Wells: Bellucci gets walkover after Davydenko withdrawal

Thomaz Bellucci got a walkover into the fourth round at Indian Wells when Nikolay Davydenko withdrew from their match due to illness.

It was not certain whether Davydenko had succumbed to the viral infection which has already forced eight players to pull out of Indian Wells.

Bellucci will next play the winner of the match between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Del Potro advances, Fish crashes out of Open 13

Del Potro advances, Fish crashes out of Open 13

Albano Olivetti stunned Mardy Fish 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Open 13.

Fish rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to level the match. But Olivetti jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the decider and kept his composure to earn the biggest victory of his young career.

“That’s just a number next to his name right now,” Fish said of Olivetti’s ranking. “He won’t be there for very long if he continues to play like that.

“The first time that I’ve ever seen him hit was when we warmed up for the match. Sometimes that happens and you have to adjust. His style of play is hard to adjust to.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Davydenko reaches 2nd round of Open 13

Davydenko reaches 2nd round of Open 13

Nikolay Davydenko scored a 6-1, 7-5 win over of Germany to reach the second round of the Open 13 where he will meet Juan Martin del Potro.

Davydenko broke Beck’s serve three times in the match and never faced a break point.

In other first-round matches, Nicolas Mahut, Albano Olivetti, and Igor Kunitsyn advanced in straight sets. David Goffin led 6-2, 1-0 against Adrian Mannarino when the Frenchman retired.

Mahut had 12 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Arnaud Clement. He’ll play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in the second round.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Federer beats Davydenko to book Del Potro final in Rotterdam

Federer beats Davydenko to book Del Potro final in Rotterdam

Roger Federer battled past Nikolay Davydenko 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach 2012 Rotterdam final.

Federer will now play Juan Martin Del Potro, who brushed aside Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-1.

The Swiss recovered after losing the first set having been broken in the ninth game and early in the second set.

Davydenko dominated from the baseline using his powerful forehand but dropped his serve in the sixth game of the second with Federer taking four straight games to force a decider.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Federer vs Davydenko in Rotterdam semis

Federer vs Davydenko in Rotterdam semis

Roger Federer beat Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 7-6(2) in the quarterfinals of the 2012 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

In the semis, Federer will face Nikolay Davydenko.

"We both did really well on our on service games, which made it difficult on the return," assessed Federer. "But I played a good breaker."

The Swiss did not face a break point and won 86 per cent of his first serve points, firing eight aces.

He took command of the second set tie-break to seal the win after one hour and 31 minutes of play.

"It was good to have a tough match today because I got a walkover in the second round," said Federer. "I have to give Jarrko credit too. He played aggressive on both the forehand and backhand."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gasquet beats Davydenko to reach Open Sud quarters

Gasquet beats Davydenko to reach Open Sud quarters

Richard Gasquet scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nikolay Davydenko to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals.

Gasquet was able to break his opponent three times.

“He’s not the No. 3 he was a few years ago, but he can still dazzle sometimes, and you can easily find yourself a break down against him,” Gasquet said. “So it was important to hold my serve.”

Davydenko led 40-15 on serve in the 10th game of the second set, but Gasquet took a forehand early to pass Davydenko, who next hit an unforced error and watched as Gasquet dispatched a volley to get to his first match point.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Federer scores easy win over Davydenko at Qatar Open

Federer scores easy win over Davydenko at Qatar Open

Roger Federer crushed Nikolay Davydenko 62 62 in the first round of the Qatar Open.

Federer broke Davydenko in the opening game of the match and romped to victory in the first set without facing a break point.

In the second set was Davydenko saved a match point on his own serve at 1-5 before playing a drop shot to clinch the game, but that only delayed the inevitable as Federer claimed the win with easy.

Roger will now face Slovenian qualifier Grega Zemlja in the second round.

“I played agressively, served well and had good movement,” Federer said in a courtside interview.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ferrer beats Davydenko in Valencia quarters

Ferrer beats Davydenko in Valencia quarters

David Ferrer defeated Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the Valencia Open.

The defending champion used a combination of speed and deep ground strokes to force Davydenko into costly errors throughout that match.

Ferrer won the first set as Davydenko struggled with his serve early, committing four double faults and repeatedly volleying long.

Ferrer broke the former world No. 3 in the fifth game of the second set before saving a late break point to ensure the victory on the indoor hard court.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Davydenko beats Simon in Valencia

Davydenko beats Simon in Valencia

Nikolay Davydenko upset Gilles Simon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Valencia Open.

Davydenko hit a forehand winner to go up a break at 2-1 in the deciding set and used a drop shot to save a break point in the sixth game. It was the Russian’s second win in seven career meetings against the 12th-ranked Simon.

For the ATP finals, Simon trails Mardy Fish by 720 points with only the Paris Masters to play before the season-ending tour finals in London. The top eight qualify for the Nov. 20-27 tournament in London.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

US Open: Djokovic beats Davydenko in straight sets

Djokovic beats Davydenko in straight sets at Open

Novak Djokovic defeated Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Djokovic is trying to win his third Grand Slam championship of the year and fourth of his career. He’s seeking his first title at Flushing Meadows, where he was the runner-up in 2007 and last year.

Davydenko is a four-time major semifinalist, including twice at the U.S. Open, but he wasn’t able to provide too much resistance against Djokovic on Saturday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Video: Fish beats Davydenko at the Western & Southern Open 2011

Video: Fish beats Davydenko at the Western & Southern Open 2011

USA´s number 1, Mardy Fish destroyed Nikolay Davydenko 6-0, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open to advance to the third round... Check out some highlights...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Djokovic beats Davydenko to advance in Montreal

Djokovic beats Davydenko to advance in Montreal

Novak Djokovic defeated Nikolay Davydenko 7-5, 6-1 in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Playing his first match since winning Wimbledon and ascending to No. 1 in ATP Rankings, Djokovic looked in danger as he fell behind 1-4 in the opening set.

The Serb started to find his game while Davydenko was unable to maintain his advantage. Djokovic made it to 4-all and broke the Russian for a third time to win the opening set.

The world number 1 stormed past his opponent in the second set and will next play the winner of the match between Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Melzer and Davydenko upset in Stuttgart

Melzer and Davydenko upset in Stuttgart

Jurgen Melzer suffered a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Santiago Giraldo while Nikolay Davydenko was upset by Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first-round at the MercedesCup, in Stuttgart.

Davydenko 3-0 in the deciding set before he pinned back his opponent, who eventually won the encounter in just over two hours.

Federico Del Bonis, ranked 249th in the ATP rankings, knocked out No. 5 seed Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Mayer was unable to convert his five break point chances, while Del Bonis capitalised on three of his six.

Mikhail Youzhny defeated Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-3.

“It was the first match played on clay after grass; it’s always tough,” said Youzhny. “But I’m happy with the first match I played. I think it was important the beginning of the sets when I broke him, and I broke him one more time.”

In the next round he will face Juan Carlos Ferrero.

“It could be very tough match for second round here, but I cannot do anything so I hope it will be tough for both players, not only for me,” he added.

Ferrero beat Bastian Knittel 6-2, 6-4 in 83 minutes.

Lukasz Kubot converted all three break point opportunities to defeate Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2.



Source ATP

Monday, May 23, 2011

Videos: French Open Monday Interviews - Fish, Davydenko and Haas

Videos: French Open Monday Interviews - Fish, Davydenko and Haas

Nikolay Davydenko and Mardy Fish talk about their first round wins on day 2 at the 2011 French Open while Tommy Haas talks about his feeling of being back at a Grand Slam tournament....







Sunday, May 1, 2011

Davydenko beats Mayer to win BMW Open

Davydenko beats Mayer to win BMW Open

Nikolay Davydenko defeated Florian Mayer 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win the BMW Open title in Munich.

“I haven’t played that well for a long time,” Davydenko said. “I think I will have to come back.”

Davydenko had to save a pair of break points to serve out the first set. Mayer got an early break i the second set and kept the lead to send the match into the decider.

In the third set, Davydenko broke serve for a decisive 2-0 lead in the final set and cruised to his 21st title.

“Nikolay deserved to win,” said Mayer, who had never won a match in three previous events on Munich’s red clay.




Saturday, April 30, 2011

Davydenko to play Mayer in BMW Open final

Davydenko to play Mayer in BMW Open final

Nikolay Davydenko reached the final of the BMW Open when Radek Stepanek retired with a hamstring injury.

Davydenko was leading 6-3, 4-0 when the Czech quit.

In the final, the Russian will face Florian Mayer, who defeated Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-4.

“I think I played a nearly perfect match,” Mayer said after winning against Petzschner for the third time in three matches. Both come from the southern German town of Bayreuth.

Mayer and Davydenko are 2-2 in head-to-head matches.


Source AP