Latest Nikolay Davydenko Stories

2009-10-04 14:04:26

Nikolay Davydenko of Russia beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco in straight sets Sunday in the championship match of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Davydenko, the event's top-seed, won 6-4, 7-5. The title was Davydenko's 17th on the ATP Tour and third of 2009. He also won tournaments in Germany and Croatia this year. Davydenko said his match against Verdasco was his best of the tournament. I don't think I am in my best shape physically, the Russian star said. But I am improving every week....

2009-10-03 15:11:18

No. 1 Nikolay Davydenko and second-seeded Fernando Verdasco won Saturday's semifinals at the Malaysian Open tennis tournament at Kuala Lumpur. The Russian rallied to down third-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. Verdasco was a 6-4, 7-5 victor against fourth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile. I would love to win this tournament, Davydenko said on the Association of Tennis Professionals Web site. I have the confidence to win, but every match is different. Sunday's...

2009-10-02 13:47:28

No. 1-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was among the four top seeds at the $945,750 Malaysian Open who claimed straight-set quarterfinal victories Friday. Davydenko took out fifth-seeded Gaels Monfils 6-3, 6-3 in a solid performance. He was a break down in the second set before a strong finish boosted Davydenko into Saturday's semifinals. He faces third-seeded Robin Soderling, who was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Tomas Berdych Friday. Soderling took 52 percent of the points off Berdych's serve while...

2009-09-30 10:54:49

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and No. 3-seed Robin Soderling each won Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the $847,750 Malaysian Open. Davydenko took out wild-card entrant Taylor Dent 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) with a very steady performance. Dent forced 13 break-point situations but Davydenko successfully fought off all but one of them. Soderling qualified for the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-1 romp over Brendan Evans. Soderling had Evans on the defensive throughout the 57-minute match, ending up...

2009-09-07 18:17:59

Reigning five-time champion and world No. 1 Roger Federer swept through the fourth round Monday into the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open tennis championships. Federer of Switzerland beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour, 48 minutes. Federer, 28, has won his last 38 matches in the U.S. Open and hasn't lost in the tournament since 2003. The 15-time major champion, who currently holds three of the four major titles, beat Andy Murray in last year's finale here. Federer's quarterfinal...

2009-09-03 23:51:21

Andy Roddick completed another good day for seeded players at the U.S. Open Thursday by coasting to a victory over Marc Gicquel. No. 4 seed Novak Djokovic and eighth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko joined the fifth-seeded Roddick in the third round. Roddick defeated Gicquel in a late-night match 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. That set up a third-round meeting with John Isner, who advanced Thursday by defeating Marsel Ilhan 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). Roddick has won both his previous meetings with Isner. Djokovic moved...

2009-08-27 23:18:05

Sam Querrey defeated top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn. Querrey, putting pressure on Andy Roddick for recognition as the leading American player, ousted Davydenko 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Querrey has reached four championship matches this year and won a title this month in Los Angeles. Querrey will be the No. 22 seed when the U.S. Open begins next week. His semifinal opponent at the Pilot Pen will be Jose Acasuso, who defeated Florent...

2009-08-26 22:18:20

No. 1 seed Nikolay Davydenko and second-seeded Fernando Verdasco both reached the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn. In the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open, Davydenko got past Fabrice Santoro 7-5, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal meeting with sixth-seeded Sam Querrey. Querrey defeated Bjorn Phau 7-5, 6-3 on the hard courts of the Connecticut Tennis Center on the campus of Yale University. Verdasco earned his quarterfinal berth by disposing of Andreas Seppi 7-6...

2009-08-25 21:35:15

Nikolay Davydenko and Fernando Verdasco, the tournament's top two seeds, both advanced past the second round Tuesday at the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn. Mardy Fish, a two-time finalist in the event, was eliminated in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open. Davydenko survived a battle with Robert Kendrick 7-6 (12-10), 6-3 and Verdasco coasted past Paul Capdeville 6-0, 6-3. Davydenko will next face Fabrice Santoro and Verdasco will meet Andreas Seppi. Fish was knocked out of the tournament...

2009-08-25 14:36:54

Roger Federer, who has won the last five U.S. Open men's championships, was installed Tuesday as the No. 1 seed for the 2009 U.S. Open. Federer extended his U.S. Open winning streak to 34 matches with a victory in the 2008 final against Andy Murray. Since then he has won two major titles -- the French Open and Wimbledon -- and set the record for the most major championships with 15. The French Open victory allowed Federer to take over the No. 1 spot in the world rankings, which U.S. Open...

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