Nikolay Davydenko

Country Russia
Residence Volgograd, Russia
Date of birth June 2, 1981 (1981-06-02) (age 29)
Place of birth Sieverodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $13,690,449
Singles
Career record 375–230 (62.0%)
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 3 (November 6, 2006)
Current ranking No. 6 (July 5, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010)
French Open SF (2005, 2007)
Wimbledon 4R (2007)
US Open SF (2006, 2007)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals W (2009)
Olympic Games 2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 51–54
Career titles 1
Highest ranking N

 

Nicknames

Kolay and Iron Man

Playing Style

  • Strengths: Foot speed, groundstrokes, balance, return game.
  • He is best known for his running shots which he takes early and for hi backhand which he can hit anywhere in the court.
  • Weakness Inability to close matches volleys and variation.

Equipment

Davydenko is sponsored by Prince and Airness. He uses a Prince 03 Tour racquet, Prince Shoes and clothes from Airness.

Idols

Ivan Lendl and Yannick Noah

Hobbies

Fishing, soccer, cycling, hockey

Controversy

ATP is investigating a match played by Davydenko against Arguello. An online British company place large bets on Arguello when he was losing and Davydenko withdrew from the match in the third set.

Major finals

Year-End Championship Finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

 

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2008 Shanghai Hard (i) Novak Djokovic 1–6, 5–7
Winner 2009 London Hard (i) Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4

 

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (3 titles)

 

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2006 Paris Carpet (i) Dominik Hrbatý 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2008 Miami Hard Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2009 Shanghai Hard Rafael Nadal 7–6(3), 6–3

 

Career finals

Singles: 25 (20–5)

Wins (20)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009) Titles by Surface
Grand Slam Tournaments (0) Hard (8)
Tennis Masters Cup / ATP World Tour Finals (1) Clay (9)
ATP Masters Series / ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3) Grass (0)
ATP International Series Gold / ATP World Tour 500 Series (1) Carpet (3)
ATP International Series / ATP World Tour 250 Series (15)  

 

 

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. January 5, 2003 Adelaide, Australia Hard Kristof Vliegen 6–2, 7–6(3)
2. April 13, 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay Agustín Calleri 6–4, 6–3
3. May 2, 2004 Munich, Germany Clay Martin Verkerk 6–4, 7–5
4. October 17, 2004 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Greg Rusedski 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
5. May 21, 2005 St. Pölten, Austria Clay Jürgen Melzer 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
6. May 27, 2006 Pörtschach, Austria (1) Clay Andrei Pavel 6–0, 6–3
7. August 6, 2006 Sopot, Poland Clay Florian Mayer 7–6(6), 5–7, 6–4
8. August 26, 2006 New Haven, United States Hard Agustín Calleri 6–4, 6–3
9. October 15, 2006 Moscow, Russia (2) Carpet (i) Marat Safin 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
10. November 5, 2006 Paris, France Carpet (i) Dominik Hrbatý 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
11. October 14, 2007 Moscow, Russia (3) Hard (i) Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–5, 7–6(9)
12. April 6, 2008 Miami, Florida Hard Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–2
13. May 24, 2008 Pörtschach, Austria (2) Clay Juan Mónaco 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
14. June 9, 2008 Warsaw, Poland Clay Tommy Robredo 6–3, 6–3
15. July 26, 2009 Hamburg, Germany Clay Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–4, 6–2
16. August 2, 2009 Umag, Croatia Clay Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 6–0
17. October 3, 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Fernando Verdasco 6–4, 7–5
18. October 18, 2009 Shanghai, China Hard Rafael Nadal 7–6(3), 6–3
19. November 29, 2009 London, England, UK Hard (i) Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4
20. January 9, 2010 Doha, Qatar Hard Rafael Nadal 0–6, 7–6(8), 6–4

 

Runner-ups (5)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Tennis Masters Cup / ATP World Tour Finals (1)
ATP Masters Series / ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold / ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series / ATP World Tour 250 Series (4)

 

 

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 26 May 2003 St. Pölten, Austria Clay Andy Roddick 6–3, 6–2
2. 8 May 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay David Nalbandian 6–3, 6–4
3. 17 July 2006 Båstad, Sweden Clay Tommy Robredo 6–2, 6–1
4. 20 April 2008 Estoril, Portugal Clay Roger Federer 7–6(5), 1–2, retired
5. 16 November 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard (i) Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5

 

Doubles: 3 (1–2)

Win (1)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1)

 

 

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. October 17, 2004 Moscow, Russia Carpet (I) Igor Andreev Mahesh Bhupathi
Jonas Björkman
3–6, 6–3, 6–4

 

Runner-ups (2)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2)

 

 

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. October 17, 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Igor Andreev Max Mirnyi
Mikhail Youzhny
1–6, 1–6
2. June 9, 2008 Warsaw, Poland Clay Yuri Schukin Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
0–6, 6–3, [4–10]

 

Team title

  • 2006–Davis Cup winner with Russia

Performance timeline

 

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career win-loss
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R QF QF QF 4R A QF 0 / 9 21–9
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R 1R SF QF SF 3R QF A 0 / 9 23–9
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 9 7–9
US Open A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R SF SF 4R 4R 2R 0 / 10 22–10
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A SF RR RR F W 1 / 5 12–7
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A LQ A 1R 2R 3R 4R 3R A 3R 0 / 6 5–5
Miami Masters A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 4R 3R W A A 1 / 6 11–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A LQ LQ 1R QF 3R 1R 2R SF QF A 0 / 7 10–7
Rome Masters A A LQ 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R SF 3R 2R A 0 / 8 9–7
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) A A LQ A 1R A 3R 2R A 2R 3R A 0 / 5 1–4
Canada Masters A A A A 2R A 3R 1R QF 3R QF 3R 0 / 7 9–7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A QF 1R SF 2R 3R QF 0 / 7 9–7
Shanghai Masters Not Held NMS Not Held Not Masters Series W 1 / 1 5–0
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 2R QF W 3R SF 3R 1 / 7 12–6
Hamburg Masters A A A LQ 2R 1R SF QF 3R 3R NMS 0 / 6 10–6
Tournaments Played 0 1 15 24 33 32 31 34 31 24 23 13 N/A 260
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 7 1 5 5 1 N/A 24
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 1 3 5 1 N/A 20
Overall Win-Loss 0–0 3–1 6–15 12–24 30–33 33–29 56–30 69–29 53–31 56–21 57–17 23–12 N/A 398–242
Percentage Win 0% 75% 29% 33% 48% 53% 65% 69% 63% 73% 77% 66% N/A 62%
Year End Ranking 653 133 79 81 44 28 5 3 4 5 6 N/A N/A

 

  • A = did not participate in the tournament
  • LQ = lost in the qualifying draw
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

ATP Tour career earnings

 

Year Majors ATP titles Total titles Earnings ($) Money list rank
1999 0 0 0 $3,137  
2000 0 0 0 $41,328  
2001 0 0 0 $153,267  
2002 0 0 0 $235,304 93
2003 0 2 2 $466,384 51
2004 0 2 2 $651,372 30
2005 0 1 1 $1,628,299 6
2006 0 5 5 $2,026,845 4
2007 0 1 1 $2,051,775 4
2008 0 3 3 $2,317,082 5
2009 0 5 5 $3,659,160 6
Career 0 19 19 $13,239,499 18

 

 


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