Nikolay Davydenko

  • Federico Delbonis beats Nikolay Davydenko at BMW Open April 29, 2014

    Federico Delbonis of Argentina beat twotime champion Nikolay Davydenko 62, 76 (4) on Monday to reach the second round of the BMW Open. The 44thranked Delbonis never faced a break point and broke the Russian twice in the first set to take control of the match. German wildcard entry Dustin Brown also...
  • Tsonga beats Davydenko to reach Open 13 quarters February 19, 2014

    MARSEILLE: Defending champion JoWilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko 76 (4), 76 (8) on Wednesday to reach the Open 13 quarterfinals. The secondseeded Tsonga, who had 19 aces, improved to 42 in career headtoheads against the Russian who reached a careerhigh ranking of third. Davydenko saved one match point with...
  • Nikolay Davydenko to skip Wimbledon May 29, 2013

    Paris: Nikolay Davydenko will skip Wimbledon for the first time since 2001. The Russian ended a fivematch losing streak by defeating Frenchman Florent Serra 63, 64, 75 in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday. He plans to focus on the claycourt tournaments after Wimbledon. Davydenko hasn't had much...
  • Milos Raonic upsets Nikolay Davydenko in Madrid May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Milos Raonic said he needed to iron out "crucial mistakes" after the Canadian 12th seed squeaked past former world number three Nikolay Davydenko 75, 76 in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Monday. Raonic, at 22 almost 10 years younger than his unseeded Russian opponent, managed one break...
  • Davydenko knocked out in 1st round of BMW Open April 29, 2013

    Munich: Ivan Dodig of Croatia upset twotime champion Nikolay Davydenko 64, 64 in the first round of the BMW Open on Monday. Dmitry Tursunov of Russia defeated PaulHenri Mathieu of France 63, 64 at the claycourt event, Daniel Brands beat Tobias Kamke 57, 64, 63 in an allGerman match, and Marinko...
  • Berdych tested by Davydenko, Gulbis downs Verdasco April 23, 2013

    Barcelona: World number six Tomas Berdych was given a tough workout by Nikolay Davydenko at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday before seeing off the former number three 36 75 64 to secure a berth in the last 16. Czech Berdych, who had a bye into the second round and is seeded...
  • Roger Federer thrashes Marcel Granollers to set up Davydenko QF in Dubai February 27, 2013

    Dubai: Roger Federer dismissed Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 in the Dubai Championships on Wednesday to book a quarter-final meeting with Nikolay Davydenko. The 17-time grand slam champion has an 18-2 winning record against the Russian veteran and could be forgiven for already eyeing a potential showdown with world number...
  • Federer storms into 3rd round at Australian Open January 17, 2013

    Melborne: With the sun setting at the end of a torridly hot day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer ensured he made the most of a favorable evening draw. Wearing bright pink shoelaces, Federer advanced to the third round with a 63, 64, 64 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday. The...
  • Bring on the heat, says manforallseasons Federer January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Searing heat forecast to hit Melbourne Park's second round matches on Thursday holds no fear for Roger Federer, who welcomed the chance to test his 31yearold body in extreme conditions. The Swiss maestro played his opening match of the Australian Open in far gentler weather on Tuesday, trouncing France's...
  • Gasquet, Davydenko reach Qatar Open final January 5, 2013

    Doha: Nikolay Davydenko and Richard Gasquet advanced to the Qatar Open final, both winning on Friday in straight sets. Davydenko, a former No. 3 who has dropped to 44th in the world, beat topseeded David Ferrer 62, 63. The secondseeded Gasquet overcame German qualifier Daniel Brands 75, 75. Davydenko broke Ferrer...
  • Davydenko, Monfils reach quarterfinals at Qatar Open January 3, 2013

    Doha: After struggling with injuries last year, Nikolay Davydenko and Gael Monfils are playing some of their best tennis again at the Qatar Open. Davydenko reached the quarterfinals by beating fourthseeded Mikhail Youzhny 75, 63. He was joined by Monfils, who upset thirdseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 64, 26, 64. Topseeded David Ferrer...
  • Sanam Singh loses to Davydenko at Malaysian Open September 26, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko overpowered Sanam Singh of India to reach the second round of the Malaysian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. The 31yearold Russian beat Singh 75, 64 to set up a secondround clash with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, who upset sixth seed Pablo Andujar of...
  • Federer wakes from slumber to overcome Davydenko January 27, 2010

    Melbourne: World No.1 Roger Federer overcame a sluggish start before advancing to the Australian Open semifinals with a 26, 63, 60, 75 victory over inform Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Wednesday. Down a set and a break in the second, the Swiss top seed turned the match in the blink of an...
  • World No 6 Davydenko wins ATP World Tour Finals November 30, 2009

    London: Nikolay Davydenko beat weary Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 63 64 to claim the ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 Arena on Sunday. The wiry Russian, who has climbed to sixth in the world this week, produced a faultless display to claim the biggest title of his career...
  • Davydenko pips Djokovic to semifinal spot November 28, 2009

    London: Nikolay Davydenko sealed the last semifinal berth at the ATP World Tour Finals claiming the victory he needed over Robin Soderling to send 2008 champion Novak Djokovic spinning out of the tournament. Serbian Djokovic completed Rafael Nadal's miserable week with a 76 63 defeat of the Spaniard but it proved...
  • Nadal crashes out, Soderling crushes Djokovic November 26, 2009

    London: Rafael Nadal will not be carrying home any fond memories from his trips to London this year after he became the first player to be knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Five months after limping out of Wimbledon without defending his title due to aching knees,...
  • Soderling haunts Nadal again, Djokovic beat Davydenko November 24, 2009

    London: Swede Robin Soderling returned to haunt Rafael Nadal on Monday with a 64, 64 victory as battle commenced in Group B at the ATP World Tour finals. Nadal's already slim chances of knocking Federer off the top of the world rankings now hang by a thread and defeat against Russia's...
  • Davydenko beats Nadal to win Shanghai Masters October 20, 2009

    Shanghai Nikolay Davydenko upset topseeded Rafael Nadal 76 (3), 63 on Sunday to win the Shanghai Masters for his fourth title of the year. The sixthseeded Davydenko broke decisively in the sixth game of the second set to collect his 18th career title. His flat groundstrokes...
  • Davydenko beats Verdasco to win Malaysia Open October 5, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Topseeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain 64, 75 to win the Malaysia Open on Sunday. Davydenko extended his record to 61 over Verdasco and gave him a third title this year. He also won the German Open in Hamburg and Croatia Open in Umag. "I played...
  • Soderling strolls into French Open semis, Murray out June 3, 2009

    Paris: Swede Robin Soderling built on the momentum that allowed him to beat Rafael Nadal and reached the the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 drubbing of Russian 10th seed Nikolay Davydenko. Soderling will play his first Grand Slam semi-final against Chile's Fernando Gonzalez, seeded 12th. The 23rd...
  • Davydenko pulls out of Chennai open following injury January 8, 2009

    Chennai: Unseasonal incessant rains washed out the third day's matches in the Chennai Open ATP Tennis tournament on Wednesday even as the event was robbed of its sheen with top seed and world number five Nikolay Davydenko of Russia pulling out owing to a left heel injury. An official communication...
  • Davydenko advances, Wawrinka loses at Chennai Open January 7, 2009

    Chennai: Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia advanced to the second round of the Chennai Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Daniel Koellerer of Austria on Tuesday. "The early matches of the new season are always tricky, irrespective of who you are playing against and where you'd finished last year," said...
  • Davydenko wins round 1 Chennai open tennis tournament January 7, 2009

    Chennai: Contrary to his claims of starting sluggishly, Top seed Nikolay Davydenko showed no such signs as he sailed into the 2nd round, with a comfortable win. The 27-year old Russian playing an inexperienced Daniel Koellerer took no time to win the match 6-2, 6-3. "It is always nice to win...
  • Djokovic crushes Davydenko to win Masters Cup November 16, 2008

    Shanghai (China): Third-ranked Novak Djokovic claimed the Masters Cup with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in Sunday's final to end a six-month title drought. After Davydenko netted a serve return on match point, Djokovic repeatedly pumped both fists before throwing two rackets, his wristbands and shirt into the...
  • Murray knocks Federer out of Masters Cup November 15, 2008

    Shanghai: Roger Federer failed to reach the semi-finals of the Masters Cup for the first time after losing an extraordinary final group match 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 to Briton Andy Murray on Friday. The 27-year-old Swiss, who was chasing a record-equalling fifth title, needed to win his final round-robin match to progress...
  • Davydenko beats Del Potro to reach Masters Cup semis November 14, 2008

    Shanghai: Russian Nikolay Davydenko outslugged Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 6-2 in a winner-takes-all battle for a place in the semi-final of the Masters Cup on Thursday. The 27-year-old world No.5 joined Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the last four, reaching the knockout stage for the second time in...
  • Federer starts with a loss in Masters Cup November 11, 2008

    Shanghai: World No.2 Roger Federer suffered a shock 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat by France's Gilles Simon in the Red Group as he began the defence of his Masters Cup title on Monday. Federer, playing in Shanghai despite suffering from a back injury, began well and won the first set. But Simon upped...
  • Tsonga wins Paris Masters, goes to Shanghai Masters November 3, 2008

    Paris: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his maiden Masters Series event when he beat Argentine David Nalbandian 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday to clinch the last qualifying spot for the season's finale in Shanghai. The 23-year-old Frenchman joined Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray,...
  • Madrid Masters: Federer wins, Davydenko out October 16, 2008

    Madrid: Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Czech Radek Stepanek on his return from a three-week break. Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic survived a searching test to beat Romanian Victor Hanescu, while Russia's Nikolay Davydenko, seeded five, was...
  • Davydenko routs Nadal in Sony Ericsson Open final April 7, 2008

    Key Biscayne: Nikolay Davydenko's grunts became a little louder in the last game on Sunday, and the extra effort helped him finish off Rafael Nadal in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open. With a 6-4, 6-2 victory, Davydenko became the first Russian to win the Key Biscayne men's championship. The title...