Nikolay Davydenko was born on June 2, 1981 in Severodonezk, Ukraine. He is a great tennis player, currently on the fourth place in Top 100.
Biography and Career :
His parents are Vladimir and Tatjana Davydenko. When he was eleven years old, he decided together with his parents it was best for him to go in Russia where his elder brother was. There his chances to become a great tennis player were higher.
His tennis career started when he was seven. Ever since he has been training, trying to be the best. 1999 is the year when he became a professional player. Even though he hasn't won yet a Grand Slam title he participated at many tournaments and has won 10 titles as a single player and one title as a doubles player.
* In 2005 he participated at three of the four Grand Sl
ams. At Wimbledon he played in the second round, at the Australian Open in the quarter-finals and at the French Open in the semi-finals.
* Next year he played a semi-final at the US Open, but unfortunately Tommy Haas beat him, and a quarter-final at the Australian Open, where lost to Roger Federer.
* 2007 started for him with a quarter-final at the Australian Open, where lost again to Tommy Haas and a semi-final at Roland Garros. At the French Open he played the semi-final against Roger Federer and had a great match. He was nearly to win at least one of the three sets, but he lost his concentration when having a set point.
* Beside the Grand Slams he played at many tournaments and won at Adelaide, Estoril, Munich, Moscow, St. Polten, Poertschach, Sopot, New Haven, Moscow and Paris.
He is a talented tennis player who has fought for being Woirld's Number Three and won't stop here. In 1999 he officially became a Russian citizen. After six years he decided to marry Irina. They had been together for a long time before making the relationship official.
- Height: 177 cm
- Weight: 70 kg
- She plays: right-handed
- She turned pro in 1999.
- "I stayed 4 years in Russia. Eduard worked as a tennis coach for kids and we practiced together. He pushed me pretty hard. At 15 we left for Germany. A Russian who lived there convinced Eduard it would be better for me. In Europe I could play more tournaments than in Russia."
Career Review :
- Singles Record: 238 - 177
- Singles Titles: 10
- Doubles Record: 40 - 44
- Doubles Titles: 1
- Prize Money: $6,046,701
- Career High ATP Ranking - Singles: 3 (6-Nov-2006).
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