TBkeeper, does your Davydenko style make you more successful on hard courts (despite i can imagine you play rarely on those), compared to clay?
About myself - my parents gave me a racquet for my 15th Bday and i fell in love with the sport since then.
Was playing 50 to 60 hours a week (from 2pm after school till 11pm when the lights went out) with 3 friends in my first 2 years, so i improved quite fast.
Then i stopped for some 10 years (was abroad when starting, came back to Bulgaria and it was a tough time for everything, tennis included, with its handful of clubs at the time) and restarted like 7-8 years ago on the local amateur tours.
I'm ranked 6th in the seniors tour right now in my age group and have my chances to climb 2 places after the tournament at the end of the month, so i'm preparing
I'm recognized with my wicked kick second serve. I have a strong FH, one handed BH, i can do pretty much all with the ball, with two major flaws - My ROS is just awful, it takes me loads of time to find some rhythm and against a good, variate server i would often have serious problems, luckily it's rarely the stronger side of the guys in the seniors tour.
But my main flaw is my stamina. I'm quite heavy and often lesser players grind me down.
And with the format of the seniors competitions (1 set matches, sometimes up to 9 games, but at least 4 per day if you win them) i often am totally drained after my 3rd match and can't even move.
Sometimes even for the 3rd round i'm half a player, if the draw brings some tight first/second rounds.
But i'm working on it and i enjoy tennis just as much the very few other pleasures in life, it's my only hobby and way to manage the stress from the week.
Can't play much off tournaments, so if i manage to play once per 2 weeks aside the week ends, i'm more than happy.