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Will Davydenko play Shanghai and DC Final?

I'm not sure if his current issues are his way of sticking 2 fingers up at the ATP or whether they're genuine, but either way I'm beginning to think he might take the rest of the year off.

Unless he gets them sorted, he could well be humiliated in Shanghai. Nadal might be his only chance of a decent score
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Re: Will Davydenko play Shanghai and DC Final?

I'd happily get humiliated in Shanghai if I was guaranteed a few hundred thousand dollars or whatever for my troubles. I'm sure Davy feels the same.
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I wouldn't mind if he withdrew. He's not my favorite, and I would love to see Gasquet and Blake both qualify so with him not being there, they'd both have a better chance. But I do want him to play DC. With no Safin, I want Andy and James to have some competition.

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I'd happily get humiliated in Shanghai if I was guaranteed a few hundred thousand dollars or whatever for my troubles. I'm sure Davy feels the same.
Fair point
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Re: Will Davydenko play Shanghai and DC Final?

I think he'll play but it'll be interesting to see what noises, if any, come out of the Davydenko camp in the next week or so. He looked quite distraught at times today.
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Re: Will Davydenko play Shanghai and DC Final?

Now we can add Davydenko to the long list of guys that Adam is obsessed with
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Now we can add Davydenko to the long list of guys that Adam is obsessed with
I got bored with Ljubicic, he's not worth it anymore
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I wouldn't mind if he withdrew. He's not my favorite, and I would love to see Gasquet and Blake both qualify so with him not being there, they'd both have a better chance. But I do want him to play DC. With no Safin, I want Andy and James to have some competition.
He's had a great season and I'd say at the moment he's one of the only 4 elite players in tennis.

After Federer, Nadal and Djokovic he's the best performer in Slams - and no matter what you think of him - Blake and Gasquet wouldn't qualify to tie his shoes, never mind a Masters Cup.

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why would not he play ?
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why would not he play ?
Well, if he keeps playing as bad as he does now, he needs to think of his reputat...., like the guy has any morals.

If the money is there, Kolya will be there.

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Shanghai, yes.

Davis Cup, no - not a strong DC player, and with all his personal issues, I doubt Tarpischev will want to chance him in a live match.
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i'd rather have safin play DC than this piece of shit
if i were the russian captain
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why would not he play ?
Did you see him today? He served 3 double faults in a game, not 1 of the 6 serves were anywhere close to going in. Shanghai is supposedly the top 8 players in the world, he could be humiliated. Maybe it's best to take some time off, it's not like he needs the money
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Did you see him today? He served 3 double faults in a game, not 1 of the 6 serves were anywhere close to going in. Shanghai is supposedly the top 8 players in the world, he could be humiliated. Maybe it's best to take some time off, it's not like he needs the money
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if you gave him money to do so
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Re: Will Davydenko play Shanghai and DC Final?

what the hell is with the chair umpire scolding Davydenko for poor serving? That is way out of place. I can only imagine what some of the hot heads on tour would do in that situation, probably try to serve the umpire out of his seat.
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