World's No.5 Nikolay Davydenko to miss China Open due to injury www.chinaview.cn
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian's No.1 tennis player Nikolay Davydenko, ranked 5th in ATP rankings, withdrew from China Open due to injury, it was announced by the organizing committee here on Tuesday. The committee said it's sorry that after the withdrawal of defending champion Safin, another top tennis player from Russia was not able to come to play in China Open. Davydenko has been eliminated by Srichaphan in the 5th round of U.S. Open. According to the committee, Belgian Dick Norman will take the place in the tournament.