Originally Posted by gooner88
That's only to be expected. I think he will be on the main courts more often though because he is fairly well known in Oz because of DC and his consistent record in Melbourne over the years. Plus he's also a higher seed.
One other thing he may be the No5 seed in Melbourne because Davydenko's only a few points ahead of Nalbo in the rankings, and Davy has points to defend in Doha in a few weeks.
Yes...you are right. If Davydenko fails to defend those points, then he'll drop below David. And, of course, they both have qf points to defend. I think David will defend his, perhaps add to it with a sf or final (preferably champion) finish. The Aussies are good fans overall, and they do respect David as a competitor. It should be good.