30 Facts About Nikolay Davydenko

1. Nikolay Davydenko wore Asics shoes and clothing towards the end of his career.

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2. Nikolay Davydenko employed an offensive baseline game, using deep and penetrating groundstrokes on both wings.

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3. Nikolay Davydenko won his first clay court match of the season at the Dusseldorf Open by defeating Dudi Sela before losing to Jiri Vesely second round.

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4. Nikolay Davydenko began his clay court season with a first round loss to Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open.

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5. Nikolay Davydenko was beaten by Richard Gasquet in the second round of the Australian Open.

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6. Nikolay Davydenko started his 2013 season by reaching the finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in January after defeating Spain's David Ferrer in the semifinals.

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7. Nikolay Davydenko finished 2012 with an ATP singles ranking of 44, down from 41 at the start of 2012.

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8. In July 2012 Nikolay Davydenko represented the Russian Federation at the 2012 London Olympic Games, with the tennis tournament being played at Wimbledon.

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9. Nikolay Davydenko reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 China Open, but failed to defend his title in the Shanghai Rolex Masters and fell out the top 10 for the first time in over a year.

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10. Nikolay Davydenko was the second seed but, in the semifinal against Sweden's Robin Soderling Davydenko landed on his wrist, and injured it.

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11. At the Australian Open, Nikolay Davydenko won his first three rounds without dropping a set, before beating Spain's Fernando Verdasco in five sets.

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12. Nikolay Davydenko lost in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis to Sam Querrey.

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13. Nikolay Davydenko started the year at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which featured six of the world's best players.

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14. Nikolay Davydenko qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

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15. Nikolay Davydenko started 2008 at the Australian Open, where he was seeded fourth.

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16. Nikolay Davydenko played in the Red group round robin, losing to eventual champion Roger Federer 2:0 sets, losing to Andy Roddick 2:1 sets, and beating Fernando Gonzales 2:0 sets, thus finishing 3rd in the group, meaning he did not reach the knockout stage.

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17. Nikolay Davydenko finished the season with a win in Moscow and his first career TMS title in Paris.

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18. Nikolay Davydenko defended his title in Poertschach and reached the quarterfinal at the French Open for the second year.

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19. Nikolay Davydenko had another solid clay-court season, reaching the final in Estoril and the quarterfinal, at the Hamburg Masters.

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20. Nikolay Davydenko closed out the year by reaching the quarterfinals at the Cincinnati Masters and the Paris Masters.

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21. Nikolay Davydenko reached the top 10 for the first time after the 2005 French Open.

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22. Nikolay Davydenko continued his solid form by reaching the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters and his first semifinal of a Grand Slam at the French Open.

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23. Nikolay Davydenko finished the season in the top 30 for the first time.

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24. Nikolay Davydenko opened the season with his first ATP title in Adelaide, defeating Kristof Vliegen in the final.

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25. Nikolay Davydenko made huge strides on the ATP Tour in 2003.

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26. In 2002, Nikolay Davydenko continued to play on both the ATP Tour and in Challenger events.

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27. Nikolay Davydenko made his ATP debut at Amsterdam, reaching the semifinal.

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28. Nikolay Davydenko started playing at the age of seven with his brother, Eduard.

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29. Nikolay Davydenko was granted Russian citizenship in 1999 at the age of 18, and after that represented Russia.

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30. Nikolay Davydenko achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No 3 in November 2006.

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