Nikolay Davydenko

Goffin Heroics Not Enough at Davis Cup Finals but Bode Well for 2018 Success

November 27, 2017

David Goffin’s very good year ended yesterday in disappointing fashion. The Belgian’s Davis Cup team lost to France 3-2 in the Cup final, but it certainly was not through any fault of Goffin’s. Despite being bummed by the team’s loss, Goffin said he finished his season with the “sense of having done my duty.” Indeed […]

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Olivetti Edges De Schepper at Montpellier in Battle of French Tall Boys

February 5, 2014

Frenchman Albano Olivetti defeated fellow countryman Kenny De Schepper 4-6, 7-6 (2). 6-4 in the first round of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier Tuesday night. Both Olivetti and De Shepper stand 6-feet-8 — only Ivo Karlovic (6-11) and John Isner (6-10) are taller — and serve big. In Olivetti’s case, really big. The […]

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Djokovic Looking for Three-Peat at Australian Open

January 13, 2013

  It’s already mid-summer Down Under and two weeks into the new year. For anyone who follows tennis, that means the Australian Open is about to begin. The Aussie kicks off its two-week run tomorrow at Melbourne Park, where the fans are often raucous and a party atmosphere generally prevails. This year’s men’s tournament features […]

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Triumphant Trio Loom Large at Wimbledon

June 24, 2012

With 28 of the last 29 Grand Slam titles divided between them, it would be foolhardy to pick anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer to win the 2012 edition of Wimbledon. The Championships begin tomorrow at the All England Club. Andy Murray, the fourth member of the Top Four, has fallen […]

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Almagro Ends Baker Run to Win Nice Open

May 26, 2012

Defending champion Nicolas Almagro ended the fairytale run of Brian Baker Saturday afternoon, defeating the unheralded American qualifier 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Nice Open. Almagro, seeded third and currently ranked No, 14, improved to 12-5 in ATP Tour finals, while winning his second title of the year. The Spaniard won at Sao […]

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Djokovic and Murray Primed to Meet in U.S. Open Final

August 28, 2011

Picking a winner for the U.S. Open, which begins tomorrow, is more complicated than it was three weeks ago when the Rogers Cup began in Montreal. The top four players — really, the only serious contenders — were competing for the first time since Wimbledon in back-to-back Masters Series events leading up to the last […]

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Djokovic Looks to Continue Streak at Sony Ericsson

March 25, 2011

Red-hot Novak Djokovic puts his 20 match winning streak on the line tonight in a second-round match against Denis Istomin at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Nole, like all the seeds, received a first-round bye. The Serb, then ranked No. 3, extended his unbeaten run by rallying from a set down to defeat top-ranked […]

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Australian Open Men’s Quarterfinal Picks

January 24, 2011

And now there are eight. The men’s quarterfinals are set at the Australian Open. All but two of the top eight seeds made it through four rounds to play another day. In the top half of the draw, top-seeded Rafael Nadal meets No. 7 seed David Ferrer and No. 5 seed Andy Murray plays unseeded […]

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Federer Wrests Crown from Davydenko at Doha

January 8, 2011

Roger Federer began the new year just like he finished the old one — winning a tournament. Playing with machine-like efficiency, the No.2-seeded Federer dispatched defending champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 earlier today in the final of the Qatar Open at Doha, one of three season-opening tournaments this week. The win, coupled with Federer’s triumph […]

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Nalbandian Drubs Ram in Return to Tour

August 3, 2010

David Nalbandian of Argentina began his second half of the season last night in Washington, D.C. The former world No. 3 defeated American Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-0 in 52 minutes at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in his first ATP Tour match since a quarterfinal loss at Monte Carlo in April. Nalbandian underwent right hip […]

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