Famous male tennis players: Nikolay Davydenko

Famous male tennis players: Nikolay Davydenko

Famous male tennis player Nikolay Davydenko is a Russian tennis professional who is ranked 30th in the current tennis world. This real talent has unfortunately never won a singles Grand Slam title. The best result achieved by Nikolay Davydenko was to reach the semi finals of a Grand Slam four times in his career. But, he has won the ATP World Tour in 2009 and he was runner up in a Tennis Masters cup in 2008. Tennis fans have given him the nickname of “Kolya” which stands for Russian version of Nikolay and others have given him the name of “Iron Man” because he is plays more tournaments in a year than any other player. In year 2010, the Russian tennis player, Nikolay Davydenko ended below the ranking of ten for the first time since 2004. He claimed his 20th career title this year in Doha. Nikolay defeated the famous male tennis player Roger Federer in semi-final and Nadal, the Clay King in final. In year 2010, Nikolay lost many matches due to his injuries which affected his ranking.

Nikolay Davydenko has an offensive game from the baseline with hard and penetrating ground strokes. He has technically sound forehand and backhand shots. He hits the ball extremely fast that generates lots of power in the shot which resembles the former numero uno player, the famous USA tennis player Andre Agassi. Davydenko has his backhand as his favorite shot which he can play from anywhere in the court. But, due to his weakness in volleys, services and lack of closing matches, he is not able to climb up the rankings.

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