NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO NEWS

Davydenko announces his retirement from tennis

From the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, Nikolay Davydenko confirmed that he will hang up his racket for good. The 33-year-old Russian hasn’t played a match since the French Open in May. He cited a series of injuries suffered over many years as the reason for his retirement. Davydenko concludes a storied 15-year tennis career and was ranked as high as #3 in the world...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former third-ranked Davydenko confirms retirement after series of injuries

MOSCOW -- Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis. Davydenko has not played on the ATP tour since the French Open in May and made his announcement on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow on Thursday. The 33-year-old Russian said a series of injuries in recent years prompted him to retire. He said the injuries ''...
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Davydenko confirms retirement from tennis

MOSCOW (AP) Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis. Davydenko has not played on the ATP tour since the French Open in May and made his announcement on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow on Thursday. The 33-year-old Russian said a series of injuries in recent years prompted him to retire. He said the injuries '...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-Time Former Munich Champ Davydenko Falls, Wild Card Brown Advances

Dustin Brown By Florian Heer (April 28, 2014) MUNICH – With the BMW Open by FWU AG, the first of five ATP World Tour events in Germany gets underway in Munich this week. Three of the world’s top 15 players – the tournament’s top-seed Fabio Fognini, defending champion Tommy Haas and 2010 winner Mikhail Youzhny – headline the main draw. On Centre Court on Monday Alejandro...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger-Vasselin reaches 2nd round of Open 13

Sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France grounded out a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over big-serving Ante Pavic of Croatia in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. Pavic had 23 aces, compared to 13 for Roger-Vasselin, who saved seven of the nine break-point chances he faced. He next plays Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky after he rallied past qualifier Daniel Evans 3-6, 7...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodig digs deep on break points to reach 2nd round of Open 13

Fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and No. 6 Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France reached the second round of the Open 13 in contrasting styles on Tuesday. Roger-Vasselin ground out a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over big-serving Ante Pavic of Croatia, before Dodig followed up with a 7-5, 6-2 win against wild card Olivetti of France. Pavic had 23 aces, compared to 13 for Roger-Vasselin...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixth-seeded Roger-Vasselin reaches second round of Open 13

Sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France grounded out a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over big-serving Ante Pavic of Croatia in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. Pavic had 23 aces, compared to 13 for Roger-Vasselin, who saved seven of the nine break-point chances he faced. He next plays Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky after he rallied past qualifier Daniel Evans 3-6, 7...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending champ Tsonga beats Davydenko to reach Open 13 quarterfinals

Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8) on Wednesday to reach the Open 13 quarterfinals. The second-seeded Tsonga, who had 19 aces, improved to 4-2 in career head-to-heads against the Russian who reached a career-high ranking of third. Davydenko saved one match point with a forehand pass down the line, but Tsonga clinched victory...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Canadian Semifinal in Montreal

By Dominique Cambron-Goulet (August 9, 2013) MONTREAL – Friday afternoon featured two Canadian blockbusters at Montreal ATP Maters 1000. Vasek Pospisil [W] was lucky in the first match of the day as former top-3 Nikolay Davydenko retired after losing the first three games of the match, due to bronchitis symptoms. In the second quarterfinal, Ernests […]
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pospisil reaches semis at Rogers Cup

Nikolay Davydenko retired in the first set, sending Vasek Pospisil through to the semifinals at the Rogers Cup on Friday. Pospisil had a 3-0 lead when his opponent informed the chair umpire he could not continue. Pospisil will next play the winner of the afternoon quarter-final between Canadian Milos Raonic Latvian Ernests Gulbis. After the match, Davydenko said he has bronchitis...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire, Hanescu in Stuttgart quarters

Fourth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup by beating Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-3, 6-1 Thursday. Paire's quarterfinal opponent will be Victor Hanescu of Romania, who beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-1, 6-4. Hanescu evened his record against Bellucci to 1-1. Paire advanced to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart for the first time,...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Demons, Wizards and an absurd amount of Hope.

By James A. Crabtree As usual this Wimbledon is about the big 4, just not the top 4 seeds. This is the first Wimbledon since 2008 a slightly altered group make up those positioned for a meeting in the semi-finals. Back then Federer, Nadal and Djokovic were the top seeds and Nikolay Davydenko was the fourth. Andy Murray was way back as the 12th seed, making it to the quarterfinals...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Davydenko will skip Wimbledon

Nikolay Davydenko will skip Wimbledon for the first time since 2001. The Russian ended a five-match losing streak by defeating Frenchman Florent Serra 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the French Open on Monday. He plans to focus on the clay-court tournaments after Wimbledon. Davydenko hasn't had much success on grass in his career. In 11 straight appearances at Wimbledon...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Nikolay Davydenko to skip Wimbledon

Nikolay Davydenko will skip Wimbledon for the first time since 2001. The Russian ended a five-match losing streak by defeating Frenchman Florent Serra 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday. He plans to focus on the clay-court tournaments after Wimbledon. Davydenko hasn't had much success on grass in his career. In 11 straight appearances at Wimbledon...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodig through to BMW Open semifinal

Ivan Dodig of Croatia caused another upset at the BMW Open on Friday by ousting fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. It was the third straight-sets victory of the week for Dodig, who beat Russian two-time champion Nikolay Davydenko in the first round, and followed up with victory over second-seeded countryman Marin Cilic on Wednesday. The...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Cilic loses in Munich

Ivan Dodig of Croatia ousted second-seeded countryman Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the BMW Open on Wednesday. Dodig reached his third quarterfinals of the year at the expense of Cilic, who reached the final in 2010 and 2012. Dodig also defeated the Russian two-time champion Nikolay Davydenko in the first round. Also, Viktor Troicki of Serbia defeated Radek Stepanek...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Del Potro Starts Slowly, Eases Past Davydenko

By Curt Janka (March 10, 2013) INDIAN WELLS, California – Nikolay Davydenko can be a dangerous floater in any draw, but that worry never seemed to occur to a nonplussed Juan Martin Del Potro as the Argentine casually notched a 6-3, 6-4 win. Despite conceding a break at the beginning of both sets, Del Potro [...]
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tsonga Ousted in Rotterdam

  (February 11, 2013) No. 8 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France was upset in Rotterdam on Monday but Dutch wild card Igor Sijsling 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. The 77th ranked Sijsling called it “maybe the greatest” victory of his career, ” at home, against a top-10 player, in front of this crowd.” In others upsets Romania’s Victor Hanescu stopped seventh seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nieminen beats Davydenko in France

Jarkko Nieminen of Finland beat fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the second round of the Open Sud de France on Wednesday, defeating the Russian for the first time in 10 years and reaching his second quarterfinal of the season. Davydenko had won their previous four matches, with Nieminen's last win coming on clay at the Rome Masters in 2003. He broke Davydenko&...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Federer Sets Up Exciting Third Round Clash Against Tomic

Roger Federer photo © Enrique Fernandez for Tennis Panorama By Jaclyn Stacey (January 17, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK,  Australia – Roger Federer had an easy straight sets win over long term rival Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 6-4 to move through to a much anticipated third round encounter against Bernard Tomic.   Federer took to the court in a surprising ensemble of lavender grey shirt...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Federer advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

Roger Federer continued his bid for a fifth title at Melbourne Park, advancing to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday night. The second-ranked Federer, who has four Australian titles among his 17 Grand Slams, extended his career record to 18-2 against Davydenko. The 31-year-old Swiss star will next play...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Expectations Rewarded: Federer Dismisses Davydenko to Set Up Tomic Clash

Federer experienced little trouble in a victory over a familiar foe, but Tomic awaits. As he prepared for his 20th meeting with Nikolay Davydenko, Federer certainly knew what to expect from the Russian who had won only two of the previous nineteen.  A shot-maker who excels at taking groundstrokes early and creating acute angles with them, Davydenko compensated with those skills...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Nikolay Davydenko’s Last Chance at Redemption in Melbourne

Nikolay Davydenko By Yeshayahu Ginsburg If someone asked me at what point did Nikolay Davydenko’s career take a (as of now) permanent turn for the worse, I would have an answer ready. I think that there was a clear time, a clear match, a clear set, in which Davydenko reached a peak. There is one singular moment that we can point to as the end of Davydenko’s time as a top player...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprise runs by Davydenko, Dimitrov a sign of the future?

By Yeshayahu Ginsburg There are two things that we always need to keep in mind while watching these tournaments right before the Slams. The first is that there is a ton that we can learn about who is ready and who isn’t; the second is that it is very easy to overreact to results. Also, every match is a tale of two players. You can’t just look at a scoreline to determine how well...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Gasquet Rallies Past Davydenko for Qatar Open Title

(January 5, 2013) Richard Gasquet came back from a set and 2-4 down to win the Qatar Open over beat Nikolay Davydenko 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 for his eighth career title on Saturday. “I’m really happy with the way I won,” he said. “I’m confident. When you’re winning a tournament like that, it’s perfect. I played a lot, so for sure I will be ready for Melbourne. “I’m really...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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