Sunday, 1 May 2011

Nikolay Davydenko,Biography,RANKING...

1981, June 2nd 1981, the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Syeverodonets’k
1.78 metres, 1.77 metres
Freebase ID
tennis player, person, Gemini person
Born During
male, russian
Prince, Airness
Anniversary Of Creation
the 3rd of June
the 3rd of June 
The famous Russian tennis player Nikolay Davydenko entered into the quarter finals of the Shanghai Masters. He defeated Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez by 6-3, 7-5. The sixth-seeded Davydenko beat the 10th seed Gonzalez to make it closer to the ATP’s season ending final. He is currently eighth in the race to World Tour Finals in London. His best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the semi-finals, which he has done on four occasions, twice each at the French Open and the U.S. Open.


Nikolay Davydenko was born on June 2, 1981 in Severodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. At the age of 11 he left his parents to live with his elder brother Eduard in Volgograd. His brother worked as a tennis coach for kids. In 1999 at the age of 18 he granted Russian citizenship. In 2007 he applied for Austrian citizenship, and has also previously applied for German citizenship. Tennis fans nicknamed him as “Koyla”. He  has also been called “Iron Man” because he plays more tournaments than any other players. His other nickname is “The Machine”. His favorite players are Ivan Lendl and Yannick Noah. His hobbies are cycling, fishing, soccer, and hockey. He is also a Guns N’ Roses fan. He speaks Russian, German and English. He is married  to his girlfriend Irina. He turned to professional in 1999. In 2000 he played in some main tournaments. He made his Grand Slam debut in 2001 at the Australian Open, but he lost the tournament. In 2002, he played on both the ATP Tour and Challenger events. He started the 2003 season, with his first ATP title in Adelaide defeating Kristof Vliegen. In this season he finished in the top 50 for the first time in his career.  In 2004, he won in Munich for his third title. He finished in the top 30 for the first in his career.In 2005 he reached the quarter final of Grand slam Australian open for the first time. In the same year, he also reached his first Grand Slam at the French Open. He reached the top 10 for the first time after the French Open. This great performance season allowed him to qualified Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai for the first time and reached the semi-finals losing to David Nalbandian. He finished the year as No. 1 Russian and world No. 5. In 2006 he reached the second Grand Slam semi-final at the U.S. Open, losing to Roger Federer. He finished the season with a win in Moscow and his first career TMS title in Paris. He reached a career high ranking of No. 3 which he finished on for the year. 2007 started with another quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open for the third consecutive year.In this year, he reached the semi finals of french open,losing to Roger Federer again. Davydenko ended the year ranked No. 4 and in the top 5 for the third straight year. In 2008, the top Russian finished in Top 5 for a fourth straight season. In 2009 , because of a left heel injury he withdrew from Australian open.In this year, he won 2 straight titles in 2009 International German Open defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 and in ATP Studena Croatia Open Umag defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-0, dropping only one set in 10 matches.He won his 3rd title of the year in the 2009 Malaysian Open by defeating Fernando Verdasco 6-4 7-5 in the finals.

Current Singles 40
Current Doubles
Career High Singles 3 * (06 Nov 2006)
Career High Doubles 31 * (13 Jun 2005)
Singles Year End 22
Doubles Year End

WIN - LOSS (Main Draw)
Current Year Singles 8 9
Current Year Doubles 0 0
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 413 258
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only) 51 56
Career Singles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits) 527 319
Career Doubles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits) 64 79

201022 -
20096 278
20085 219
20074 -
20063 158
20055 45
200428 72
200344 254
200285 1186 =
200179 -
2000134 869 =

2010Doha (H)
2009Hamburg (CL) Umag (CL) Kuala Lumpur (H) Shanghai (H) ATP World Tour Finals (IH)
2008Miami (H) Portschach (CL) Warsaw (CL)
2007Moscow (IH)
2006Portschach (CL) Sopot (CL) New Haven (H) Moscow (IC) Paris Open (IC)
2005St. Polten (CL)
2004Munich (CL) Moscow (IC)
2003Adelaide (H) Estoril (CL)

2004Moscow (IC) - w/I. ANDREEV

GRAND SLAMS Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles
2011 R128 - - - - - - -
2010 QF - - - R64 - R64 -
2009 - - QF - R32 - R16 -
2008 R16 - R32 - R128 - R16 -
2007 QF - SF - R16 - SF -
2006 QF R64 QF - R128 - SF -
2005 QF R32 SF R16 R64 - R64 R32
2004 R64 R64 R128 R32 R128 QF R32 R32
2003 R128 - R64 - R128 R64 R64 R64
2002 R128 - R64 - R128 - R64 -
2001 R64 - R64 - - - R128   
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