Player Profiles

(6) Nikolay Davydenko

  • DOB: 02/06/1981
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.78
Davydenko: London Master?

Player Profile

Nikolay Davydenko left it late before securing his place in London, and it would be na´ve to rule the Russian out of the title race.

His end of season form has been staggering, wins in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai ensuring he finished 2009 as the seventh best player on the circuit.

The Russian ends another gruelling campaign, which was hampered by injury from February-April, with a 54-15 match record.

A quarter-final appearance at Roland Garros was Davydenko's furthest run at any of this year's Grand Slams, however the four ATP titles he won this season will give the 28-year-old a great confidence boost heading to the O2 Arena.

And while messrs Federer, Nadal, Murray and Roddick are struggling with form and injuries respectively, Davydenko could be a sound outside shot to sneak through the back door and claim his first Masters title.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open R1QF-R4QFQFQFR2R1R1
French Open --QFR3SFQFSFR1R2R2
Wimbledon -R2R3R1R4R1R2R1R1R1
US Open -R2R4R4SFSFR2R3R2R2

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Experts & Blogs

Barry Cowan

Nik has winning knack

Nikolay Davydenko has every chance of becoming a Grand Slam champion, says Barry Cowan.

Barry Cowan

It's all adding up

Semi-final confusion should not tarnish what's been a fantastic World Tour Finals so far, says Barry Cowan.