Nikolay Davydenko life and biography

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Nikolay Davydenko biography

Date of birth : 1981-06-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Severodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, Grand Slam competitions, ATP Masters Series

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Nikolay Davydenko is a Russian tennis player. Davydenko's best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the semifinals, which he has done on four occasions: twice each at the French Open and the U.S. Open. He was runner-up at the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, and then went one better the next year, winning the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. He has also won three ATP Masters Series. He is one of the few players who has a winning record against Rafael Nadal.

Nikolay Davydenko is a 17-time ATP tour title winner has won at least one title for seven straight seasons. He has won three Masters titles and finished 2009 in the Top 10 for the fifth year in a row. Due to his shot-making and quickness, he is widely viewed as one of the best players on the men’s tour never to have won a Slam, though he has reached two semifinals each at Roland Garros and the U.S. Open. He won the Davis Cup title with Russia in 2006, defeating Argentina in the final. In 2007, he was at the center of a betting scandal in which he was suspected of match-fixing, but his name was cleared by the ATP tour the following year. In his free time, he enjoys fishing.


Began playing tennis at age seven with his older brother Eduard (born June 1, 1970), who was a gifted player himself and has been a big influence in his career
Parents Vladimir and Tatjana live in Volgograd, Russia
Born in Severodonezk, Ukraine but at age of 15 moved to Salmtal, Germany
Received Russian citizenship at 18 and moved back to Russia in early 2004
His favorite players growing up were Ivan Lendl and Yannick Noah
Enjoys fishing, soccer and hockey
Considers clay and rebound ace (hard) his favorite surfaces and strength is his quickness
Has a 13-8 Davis Cup record in singles (2-1 in doubles) in 15 ties
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin attended his title effort in Moscow in 2004 and his Davis Cup home ties in 2005
Wife, Irina (married Nov. 25, 2006 in Moscow)
Coached by his brother Eduard (since 1992) and works with fitness trainer Rolf Shaaf.

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