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Why is Davydenko so underrented?

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kapranos
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
Is it because he is a late blossom?

nisabula
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
Yes he is not rented nearly enough. Perhaps his rates are too high? :shrug:

kapranos
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
???

Freeze17171
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Because he shows very little personality and emotion on court or off and he plays a very sound technical game which could be considered boring be some viewers (I love watching him play personally).

Bagelicious
09-09-2006, 12:02 AM
Is it because he is a late blossom?

Just for future reference, it's underrated, overrated etc, because I noticed you misspelled it the same way in a thread a while back.

I'd say:
- because he isn't considered good looking
- his style of play isn't particularly flashy
- he doesn't appear to be a particularly charismatic character (from what I've read and heard of him from others)
- while he goes deep into Master's Series and GS tournaments, he hasn't won one

rofe
09-09-2006, 12:02 AM
Quite frankly, I don't think he is gigolo material. He should take himself out of the rental market.

LCeh
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Because he hasn't won any big tournaments nor has he beaten the current top 4 players within the last 1-2 years.

Pea
09-09-2006, 12:05 AM
It's cos he's balding rapidly.

scoobs
09-09-2006, 12:06 AM
He beats who he's expected to beat and loses to who he's expected to lose to, really.

He's a good player - a very persistent player with some great groundies, solid but not flashy and he doesn't have a killer weapon against the very best - they find a way to get past him.

scoobs
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
Shame really - he's a cute little fixer-upper :D

scoobs
09-09-2006, 12:30 AM
the roof needs work but a decent rear aspect

scoobs
09-09-2006, 12:39 AM
might be worth checking the guttering too :)

Just Cause
09-09-2006, 12:41 AM
Underatted, anyone whose name is not Federer/Nadal is underrated in your definition then.

federated
09-09-2006, 01:05 AM
the roof needs work but a decent rear aspect

:haha: :haha: classic.

buddyholly
09-09-2006, 01:31 AM
Underatted, anyone whose name is not Federer/Nadal is underrated in your definition then.

Ratted, rented, - let's call the whole thing off.

buddyholly
09-09-2006, 01:32 AM
A bit late to this thread, but I would have said that as far as Russian rentboys go, Tursunov gets ALL the calls.

kapranos
09-09-2006, 01:35 AM
Maybe he's underrented because he has no room...for improvement.

helen phillips
09-09-2006, 01:37 AM
Clerk keeps putting him on the wrong shelf? Damn video stores.

Metis
09-09-2006, 01:59 AM
Clerk keeps putting him on the wrong shelf? Damn video stores.
Apparently, they put him in the 'N' shelf after the Nadal tapes instead of 'D'.
Which of the 2 would people prefer then? I think his manager should consider a different front cover, maybe Nikolay together with the rest of the Russian DC team. That could trick potential buyers and boost sales... :devil:

helen phillips
09-09-2006, 05:03 AM
I wonder if the hedges need to be pruned. :awww:

I'd be willing to check to make sure. I love yard work.

cmurray
09-09-2006, 05:17 AM
He's being underratted too???? the poor guy.

Sheek
09-09-2006, 05:47 AM
Cause Serena has a better server then he does!

Pfloyd
09-09-2006, 06:02 AM
The "problem" with Davdenko is that, although he's a good, consistent player on all surfaces, he's game is quite straightforward. He's not a flashy guy, is very calm on the court, and he hasen't won a title of importance. Sure, this also happens with practically every player (not winning a title of significant importance) not called Federer, Nadal and recently Roddick. But if you combine that with the fact that he is just a quiet, uncharismatic (NOT to be confused with hate-able) and sometimes dull, you get a player that is a underrated as Davydenko.

Blue Heart24
09-09-2006, 07:28 AM
Don't know..He IS underrated...very....and Ljubicic too....

Bad Religion
09-09-2006, 09:31 AM
He plays every week a la Petrova :o

binkygirl
09-10-2006, 05:58 AM
I don't think he's underrated. He just needs a makeover and maybe he could attract some fans. Player support is based on looks to a certain extent.

16681
09-10-2006, 06:09 AM
I don't think he's underrated. He just needs a makeover and maybe he could attract some fans. Player support is based on looks to a certain extent.
He is ranked in the Top Ten of men's tennis. So maybe he got there by playing lots of tennis matches, but he has made it to the Top Ten. I don't see how he can be underrated. Of course, if you are talking about looks/personality rather than tennis that is a completely different matter. But I like him myself. I thought he and Haas played a great QF at the U.S. Open.

binkygirl
09-10-2006, 09:50 PM
There's no question he can play. He just needs to have a 'look'. Something distinctive, that reflects his top player status.

{Annie}
09-10-2006, 09:59 PM
People just have to start taking him for who he is. It's ridiculous having all these comments on him being bald and thin and ugly...I am so sick of that....for crying out loud what looks does Ivan have or Hewitt for that matter???

The guy can play. Many players don't like playing him. He is a truly sweet person and has a great sense of humour. I think it's not because he is not doing something, I mean he is too shy going around advertising himself, and the others don't really seem to care no matter how well he does :rolleyes:

MariaV
09-10-2006, 10:06 PM
I don't think Kolya can be rented. :scratch: ;)

{Annie}
09-10-2006, 10:18 PM
I don't think Kolya can be rented. :scratch: ;)

Oh Ma, it was on the tip on my tongue but I decided to play nice :angel: You little :devil:

:hug: :hug:

Saumon
09-10-2006, 10:26 PM
I don't think Kolya can be rented. :scratch: ;)
We should ask Tarpi if we can rent his players :aplot: :lick:

Havok
09-10-2006, 10:37 PM
He's simply consistent (rarely beats top players, beats everybody lower than him and doesn't win titles of note), he doesn't have an outstanding personality (isn't his fault, but if you're popular you are either winning a whole lot and your personality shines through) and other things. He's basically the Russian version of Ljubicic. They were there near the top, had some decent runs but will easily be forgotten.

Havok
09-10-2006, 10:44 PM
The ironic thing is that most of the time Nikolay looks like he's been OVERrented. :help: ;)
:spit:. Well said.:rolls:

MariaV
09-11-2006, 02:47 PM
We should ask Tarpi if we can rent his players :aplot: :lick:
:spit: You do that next time they'll play in France. :haha: :haha:

Saumon
09-11-2006, 04:07 PM
:spit: You do that next time they'll play in France. :haha: :haha:
you mean.... Bercy? :aplot: :lick:

BeautifulTommy
09-11-2006, 06:07 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :hatoff:

I got a good laugh from this thread.

It sure doesn't get any easier as you get older and lose more hair. Ha ha!

Turkeyballs Paco
09-11-2006, 06:11 PM
:) cute.

I would rent him, but I would prefer to rent Misha, provided he was available.

Purple Rainbow
09-11-2006, 06:44 PM
And Kolya is currently in China, playing the Beijing Open. Credit to the guy for showing up and playing everywhere!

Apemant
09-11-2006, 06:48 PM
He's simply consistent (rarely beats top players, beats everybody lower than him and doesn't win titles of note), he doesn't have an outstanding personality (isn't his fault, but if you're popular you are either winning a whole lot and your personality shines through) and other things. He's basically the Russian version of Ljubicic. They were there near the top, had some decent runs but will easily be forgotten.

I like them both. The world would be boring if everyone was exciting. The world is exciting because some people are exciting, and the others are boring. If there was noone boring, you wouldn't even know what 'exciting' means, it would be undefined. Since most people like exciting people, I have chosen to like boring people. There is something really weird about Davydenko. I watch him play, and when he loses a vital point just after he won several amazing points, he looks so timidly disappointed with himself, that I find myself feeling sorry for him - before I remember that he makes more money in a year than I will for my entire career. ;) Somehow it's really cool to be able to feel that way. At any rate, it would be extremely hard to hate Davy, even if you aren't particularly fond of him.

And as for remembrance, give or take several thousand years, everyone will eventually be forgotten. :devil:

MariaV
09-11-2006, 07:08 PM
you mean.... Bercy? :aplot: :lick:
Yeah well I don't know about Kolya being available with his girlfriend and all but maybe Mitya would volunteer. ;) :angel:

Saumon
09-11-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah well I don't know about Kolya being available with his girlfriend and all but maybe Mitya would volunteer. ;) :angel:
and what about Marat? :aplot: do you think they have a special price? like "if you rent one Russian, get the 2nd one at half price" :p

MariaV
09-11-2006, 07:18 PM
and what about Marat? :aplot: do you think they have a special price? like "if you rent one Russian, get the 2nd one at half price" :p
We never know what Shamil T. might surprise us with, no? :aplot: ;)

jasmin
09-11-2006, 07:42 PM
Ratted, rented, - let's call the whole thing off.

You guys are cracking me up. :lol:

{Annie}
09-12-2006, 10:20 AM
and what about Marat? :aplot: do you think they have a special price? like "if you rent one Russian, get the 2nd one at half price" :p

Yes, rent Glebov and get Sobkin half price :p

Saumon
09-12-2006, 06:21 PM
Yes, rent Glebov and get Sobkin half price :p
Anatoly! :drool: Boris!! :inlove:

MariaV
09-12-2006, 06:31 PM
I'll take Anatoly the Munchkin, you can keep Sobkin. :p

Saumon
09-12-2006, 06:41 PM
I'll take Anatoly the Munchkin, you can keep Sobkin. :p
you want massages, huh? :aplot:

anyway they are both mine :ras:

peteslamz
09-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Does he have a clothing sponsor? Is it still Prince?

MariaV
09-12-2006, 07:04 PM
you want massages, huh? :aplot:

anyway they are both mine :ras:
Yeah I'd need some massages. :angel:


Peteslamz, somebody reported that he had said to German reporters that he's buying his apparel himself in stores so he doesn't have a clothing sponsor right now as I understand.

helen phillips
09-13-2006, 05:00 AM
Clearly, the lack of a proper Housing Authority that could promote downtown revitalization and aggressive infill projects in the jurisdiction of Nikolay Davydenko explains why he is underrented. :yawn:

It seems to me the need for aggressive infill projects really appears to be uptown but then again I have have never had the opportunity to go downtown on Davydenko to assess the conditions.

atheneglaukopis
09-15-2006, 03:10 AM
Is Davydenko tiered?

EHendrick
09-15-2006, 03:41 AM
:haha:

good_gambler
09-15-2006, 04:29 AM
:haha:

Underrented. :retard:

:haha:

buddyholly
09-15-2006, 01:40 PM
Is Davydenko tiered?He can play at any level!

Pfloyd
09-15-2006, 09:04 PM
They think he's too expensive

G_Hughes
09-16-2006, 12:19 PM
This guy will play a challenger in my neighborhood if I had the money to organize it !!!!
It´s all about money , and playing every single week of the year . You can always find a way to make it profitable if you´re number 6 in the world ........
When he WANTS TO this guy is a great player , not my cup of tea anyway but that is a matter of taste , he is very fast, accurate and hard as a rock . It´s just that playing 35 weeks a year is insane unless you go to every tournament no matter if you´re injured , tired, or in a bad mood,
So here comes my suggestion to Mr.Davydenko
" If you´re going to kick ass , play as solid as you can and hit winners from both sides like a robot let us know so we can sit on the sofa and ...................... watch a movie "
" If you´re going to fix a game against an easy opponent , or retire just after the first set ends please let us know too . We´ll make some good cash while you make that " Broadway parody " !!!!!

atheneglaukopis
09-18-2006, 08:49 PM
I can't believe this thread is still going. :lol:

Saumon
09-18-2006, 08:51 PM
it goes up and down... like a youknowwhat :o

atheneglaukopis
09-18-2006, 08:55 PM
it goes up and down... like a youknowwhat :o:haha: :angel: It has a lot of stamina.

Saumon
09-18-2006, 09:14 PM
:secret: i was meaning a y*-y* :rolleyes: you dirty minded people :nerner:

alfonsojose
09-19-2006, 08:53 PM
it goes up and down... like a youknowwhat :o
i want a youknowwhat to play with now :angel:

alfonsojose
09-19-2006, 08:54 PM
And he doesn't have an embarrasing teddy bear named after him :o

Metis
10-30-2006, 02:49 AM
He may have been underrented but now he is sold and will be permanently occupied by Irina. :)

J'torian I absolutely love your avatar! Arnaud :hearts:

atheneglaukopis
10-30-2006, 02:54 AM
He may have been underrented but now he is sold and will be permanently occupied by Irina. :)

J'torian I absolutely love your avatar! Arnaud :hearts:Is she open to leasing?

Metis
10-30-2006, 02:56 AM
Is she open to leasing?
Maybe, who knows. Why, are you interested? :lol:

Metis
10-30-2006, 03:00 AM
:haha: I'd rather have a timeshare of Arnaud. I'm sure the waiting list is much longer though

atheneglaukopis
10-30-2006, 03:01 AM
Maybe, who knows. Why, are you interested? :lol:
No, but I think I know someone who is.
:mad: Irina better be generous! :armed: She said she'd make Davydenko a timeshare. :hearts:

alelysafina
10-30-2006, 03:14 AM
The good thing though is that if you wait in line for more than 29 months, you get a free pair of RayBans. :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

cmurray
10-30-2006, 03:17 AM
:angel:



The good thing though is that if you wait in line for more than 29 months, you get a free pair of RayBans. :D

mmmm. Arnaud.....:drool: :kiss: :kiss:

Metis
10-30-2006, 03:20 AM
mmmm. Arnaud.....:drool: :kiss: :kiss:
Hands off! I am claiming the month of August (the RayBans should be useful then too).

cmurray
10-30-2006, 03:23 AM
Hands off! I am claiming the month of August (the RayBans should be useful then too).

pfft. Like I'm beneath cutting in line? HA!

And we're up to August already???? Geeze. Well, don't wear him out, okay? I have plans for him, and he needs his stamina. :angel:

Metis
10-30-2006, 03:47 AM
pfft. Like I'm beneath cutting in line? HA!

And we're up to August already???? Geeze. Well, don't wear him out, okay? I have plans for him, and he needs his stamina. :angel:

I can't guarantee he'll be 100% in September :devil: , but I'm sure he can handle the pressure. Haven't you seen how much he runs on court?

Arnaud always catches up with the waiting list in the off-season. :angel:

Hmmm. Then he must be available only on a daily basis in December. That's not good enough for me. I think I'll be patient and wait to have him all to myself :devil: .

simpletennis
10-30-2006, 04:33 AM
i've only seen him play a couple of times, his style of play is quite boring, he's a great athlete though, playing so many tourn. this year, top 5 player. he's def. underrated, very low-key too

Metis
10-30-2006, 04:50 AM
i've only seen him play a couple of times, his style of play is quite boring, he's a great athlete though, playing so many tourn. this year, top 5 player. he's def. underrated, very low-key too
Huh? Are you sure you are in the right thread?

Just kidding :D It's just that this thread took a wrong turn due to the misspelled title (as if we needed an excuse :angel: ).

Anyway, to get back to the topic, your avatar is also :drool: . Greek god was what came to my mind when I first saw Dmitry. And his head and profile reminds me of 5th-4th century BC Greek statues... I wish he was available on timeshare too... :lol:

simpletennis
10-30-2006, 06:15 AM
Huh? Are you sure you are in the right thread?

Just kidding :D It's just that this thread took a wrong turn due to the misspelled title (as if we needed an excuse :angel: ).

Anyway, to get back to the topic, your avatar is also :drool: . Greek god was what came to my mind when I first saw Dmitry. And his head and profile reminds me of 5th-4th century BC Greek statues... I wish he was available on timeshare too... :lol:

haha :lol: yea i really have no idea what i typed now. doesn't make any sense. whatever. people can just ignore it.

thanks. dima is a greek god. omg, how could someone be so blessed w/such a yummy body?

Metis
10-31-2006, 03:20 AM
Y HELLO THERE SEXY!
:haha: :haha:

Step aside Roger Federer. Here is the new International Man of Sexiness...

hanabishi
10-31-2006, 03:30 AM
You know, whenever I see Davydenko on TV, he doesn't seem to be as bad-looking as people claim him to be. Maybe he's just not photogenic. Or maybe the baldness is just too prominent.

R.Federer
10-31-2006, 05:15 AM
Mod Shotgun changed the "Fed might not play Paris" to "Fed withdraws from Paris" for fear of confusion, but leaves Davydenko to be underrented. Brilliant stuff from mods :rolleyes:

alelysafina
10-31-2006, 05:16 AM
You know, whenever I see Davydenko on TV, he doesn't seem to be as bad-looking as people claim him to be. Maybe he's just not photogenic. Or maybe the baldness is just too prominent.

I think it's the fact that the baldness is a bit prominent and that most of the pictures anyone sees of him are action shots... That aside, I think Nikolay is really good looking!! At first I was all about his tennis, that's what got me interested in him, but then I came to realize just how handsome he was!

atheneglaukopis
10-31-2006, 06:22 AM
Mod Shotgun changed the "Fed might not play Paris" to "Fed withdraws from Paris" for fear of confusion, but leaves Davydenko to be underrented. Brilliant stuff from mods :rolleyes:Or maybe they're all enjoying this as much as we are. :devil:

MariaV
10-31-2006, 08:26 AM
Or maybe they're all enjoying this as much as we are. :devil:
OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!! :lol: Kolya needs to get rented more. :awww: :awww:

Frooty_Bazooty
10-31-2006, 11:35 AM
Myself and alfonsojose are saving up enough money to rent Nikolay and Rainer at the same time :aplot:

MariaV
10-31-2006, 11:37 AM
Go Frooty and Alfonso! :rocker: :banana:

Frooty_Bazooty
10-31-2006, 11:42 AM
:dance: :kiss:

alfonsojose
10-31-2006, 01:21 PM
Myself and alfonsojose are saving up enough money to rent Nikolay and Rainer at the same time :aplot:

:drool: :devil:

ReservoirCat
10-31-2006, 05:26 PM
Hands off! I am claiming the month of August (the RayBans should be useful then too).

:lol:

Whoa! My birthday is the 5th August. Any chance you could forgo the pleasures of Arnaud on my special day Metis?:kiss:

Warrior
10-31-2006, 07:14 PM
He's not underrated. He's underappreciated. His low popularity is attibuted to his lack of personality and looks.

Metis
10-31-2006, 07:38 PM
:lol:

Whoa! My birthday is the 5th August. Any chance you could forgo the pleasures of Arnaud on my special day Metis?:kiss:

Hmmmmmm........ all right, I guess you can borrow him for one day.

Only you though. I don't want everyone else starting to send messages begging for this or that day. :mad: :armed:

(Unless they can offer something in return. For example, I could consider exchanging 1 day with Arnaud for 1 day with Dima)

johnnyCanuck
10-31-2006, 07:42 PM
He might be underrated, but he just slapped around Christophe Rochus, beating him 6-0 6-0 in 36 minutes :worship: !

Metis
10-31-2006, 08:19 PM
That is impressive indeed!

Ernham
10-31-2006, 08:27 PM
He's really only underrated by popularity, not by people that actually know much about tennis. He's one of the most techinically sound players around, he has tons of stamina, and unlike a lot of the other top 5, he plays as often as possible as opposed to as little as possible. He doesn't have a single weakness in his game, but he doesn't have any great strengths either.

KaxMisha
10-31-2006, 08:30 PM
He's really only underrated by popularity, not by people that actually know much about tennis. He's one of the most techinically sound players around, he has tons of stamina, and unlike a lot of the other top 5, he plays as often as possible as opposed to as little as possible. He doesn't have a single weakness in his game, but he doesn't have any great strengths either.

:yeah:

ReservoirCat
10-31-2006, 09:14 PM
Hmmmmmm........ all right, I guess you can borrow him for one day.

Only you though. I don't want everyone else starting to send messages begging for this or that day. :mad: :armed:

(Unless they can offer something in return. For example, I could consider exchanging 1 day with Arnaud for 1 day with Dima)

:hug: Merci, merci! C'est gesture magnifique Metis!:worship:

Quite right. One pathetic little beggar is your limit.:lol:

No, no, it's hammer time. 1 day with Arnaud for 2 with Dima, plus the option of an extra day if he manages to pleasure you above the decibel level of your local town crier:smoke:

MariaV
10-31-2006, 09:38 PM
He's really only underrated by popularity, not by people that actually know much about tennis. He's one of the most techinically sound players around, he has tons of stamina, and unlike a lot of the other top 5, he plays as often as possible as opposed to as little as possible. He doesn't have a single weakness in his game, but he doesn't have any great strengths either.

You may have noticed it's about renting here, not rating. ;)

Johnny Groove
10-31-2006, 09:40 PM
maybe he asks for too much money when being rented? :shrug:

Ernham
10-31-2006, 09:41 PM
You may have noticed it's about renting here, not rating. ;)

Probably because hardly a soul knows the exchange rate on a rouble.

Metis
10-31-2006, 09:48 PM
:hug: Merci, merci! C'est gesture magnifique Metis!:worship:

Quite right. One pathetic little beggar is your limit.:lol:

No, no, it's hammer time. 1 day with Arnaud for 2 with Dima, plus the option of an extra day if he manages to pleasure you above the decibel level of your local town crier:smoke:

:lol:
De rien!
You're right, I should be ready to haggle, especially with die-hard Arnaud fans.

OK. Now I think I am going to have a cold shower. My imagination is starting to take over reality... :tape: :lol:

ReservoirCat
10-31-2006, 10:28 PM
:lol:

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.:aplot:

scoobs
11-04-2006, 12:33 AM
I like that he lets Irini dress him up in silliness :)

Whistleway
11-04-2006, 03:01 AM
Its sad to see a world no.3 who plays 30+ tourneys not have a clothing sponsor. That is really sad :(

alelysafina
11-04-2006, 04:28 AM
Dorkydenko: :inlove:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/012906/pic-01-29-06-n20-g.jpg

Sexydenko: :lick:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/091306/9.jpg

Baldydenko: :drool:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/paris/43.jpg

Lovelydenko: :hearts:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/091306/12.jpg

Freakydenko: :unsure:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/usopen3/19.jpg

Not-A-Denko: :o

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/rg1/603djokovic.jpg

Kirilenko: :D

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41236000/jpg/_41236072_kirilenko.jpg

Evgeni Plushenko: :angel:

http://www.michaelcollinsenterprises.com/photos/epthirdworld.jpg

:haha: :haha: :haha:

I think I'm :inlove: with you!

Metis
11-04-2006, 05:34 AM
Not-A-Denko: :o

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2006/rg1/603djokovic.jpg


:haha:

Anyway, compared to Ljubicic and Agassi, Davydenko is better looking IMO. I think he would look great with long (shoulder-height) brown hair or short curly blond hair.

Maybe a photoshop expert can help us visualize it :D

Saumon
11-04-2006, 04:12 PM
his on court interview with Nelson Monfort was hilarious :haha:

Clara Bow
11-04-2006, 04:19 PM
:haha:

Anyway, compared to Ljubicic and Agassi, Davydenko is better looking IMO. I think he would look great with long (shoulder-height) brown hair or short curly blond hair.

Maybe a photoshop expert can help us visualize it :D

I would like to see that. I think he could look good with some Tursunov style hair. I still would like to see him in an emo boy style stocking cap. I think he could look nice like that.

Alexandy
11-04-2006, 06:08 PM
I second that photoshop request. I want to see Davy with hair. :)

Evgeni Plushenko. :lol:

Metis
11-04-2006, 06:52 PM
Nike and Addidas don't want to rent Nikolay either :tears:

I think he should start his own sports clothing company... or maybe start playing shirtless as a protest. I wonder if there are any shirtless photos of Davydenko (??). Probably not, otherwise J'torian would have posted them here already. :D

alelysafina
11-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Nike and Addidas don't want to rent Nikolay either :tears:

I think he should start his own sports clothing company... or maybe start playing shirtless as a protest. I wonder if there are any shirtless photos of Davydenko (??). Probably not, otherwise J'torian would have posted them here already. :D

There is one that I know of... not sure where it is though... I'll look for it :D

alelysafina
11-04-2006, 08:36 PM
Kind of old but :D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/14.jpg

alelysafina
11-04-2006, 08:37 PM
Nikolay with hair :D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/tennis-14.jpg

He Kind of looks like Justin Timberlake in this one...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/d7ee5dad.jpg

Metis
11-04-2006, 08:50 PM
Kind of old but :D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/14.jpg

Nikolay! :inlove:

mallorn
11-04-2006, 09:02 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

I just caught up with this thread. :worship: :worship: J'torian :kiss: the pics had me in stitches. Not-A-Denko and Plushenko! :rolls:

Its sad to see a world no.3 who plays 30+ tourneys not have a clothing sponsor. That is really sad :(
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. It's difficult to believe. :eek:

Ernham
11-04-2006, 09:36 PM
Looks like little Opie Cunningham in that shot, actually. Hah.

Henry Chinaski
11-04-2006, 09:51 PM
Imagine if he were black. "It's all about racism".
.

such a pointless and utterly moronic comment.

Ernham
11-04-2006, 10:03 PM
such a pointless and utterly moronic comment.

Not at all. Care to explain how the walking ugliness ranked somehwere between 30 and 50th known as Monfils has Nike Sponsorship, yet the soon to be ranked 3 player in the world has no sponsorship at all? The statement was poking fun at another recent thread here involving Young, a USA tennis player who has a terrible ATP record that was being complained that he wasn't any good and was overrated, which was met with claims of "if he were a white boy no one would be complaining" and various "amen to that, brother man!"

Clara Bow
11-04-2006, 10:05 PM
walking ugliness ranked somehwere between 30 and 50th known as Monfils

I think Gael is actully cute in a goofy way. I don't think he is ugly at all.

Ernham
11-04-2006, 10:11 PM
I think Gael is actully cute in a goofy way. I don't think he is ugly at all.

Good for you. goofy is a great word for him:

http://www.culturefemme.com/images/actualites/tennis_monfils.jpg


Not sure it's the adjective I'd use, though.

Metis
11-04-2006, 10:21 PM
Good for you. goofy is a great word for him:
Not sure it's the adjective I'd use, though.
There are ugly photos for every player even the very good looking ones.

Clara Bow
11-04-2006, 10:27 PM
This thread is not about Monfils, it's about Lovelydenko.

Sorry for helping to derail. My point, which I didn't actually write in my post about Monfils anyway- is that looks are subjective, and if Davy's looks are seen by the sponsorship companies as one barrier as to why they will not sign him- that is silly. Silly because looks are indeed a matter of taste to people. And of course the fact that this is a sport and I hate that his high quality tennis is being ignored by the companies. But I like that he is speaking out about it.

I hope that if he wins tomorrow TTC will show his interview, etc. Because from what folks have said- he has shown a charming personality in his interviews. He was pretty nice and laid back in his interview after the Pilot Pen.

Saumon
11-04-2006, 10:39 PM
cute pics:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41249000/jpg/_41249144_davydenko.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40633000/jpg/_40633100_davydenko_203.jpg

http://sport.gazeta.ru/files/654386/davydenko1.jpg

:p

Saumon
11-04-2006, 11:37 PM
:hearts: I'd rent him AND his fishing pole!

I knew you'd like the fishing pole :p

Metis
11-04-2006, 11:40 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41249000/jpg/_41249144_davydenko.jpg


Nikolay fishing near what looks like an industrial site. No wonder he lost all that hair. :tape: :p

GeoGirl
11-04-2006, 11:49 PM
Monfils is not ugly! :mad:

Horatio Caine
11-05-2006, 12:14 AM
Ernham...I'd be very careful where you're going with this.

Henry Chinaski
11-05-2006, 02:31 AM
Not at all. Care to explain how the walking ugliness ranked somehwere between 30 and 50th known as Monfils has Nike Sponsorship, yet the soon to be ranked 3 player in the world has no sponsorship at all?

Sorry, I'm not privy to the contractual details, financial demands, accepted or declined offers, marketing strategies etc, etc of any of the parties in question.

sooooo.....what's your point exactly?

Ernham
11-05-2006, 02:38 AM
Sorry, I'm not privy to the contractual details, financial demands, accepted or declined offers, marketing strategies etc, etc of any of the parties in question.

sooooo.....what's your point exactly?

You didn't get it the first time, and there is little evidence you will get it on your second.

Henry Chinaski
11-05-2006, 02:43 AM
go on, spell it out for me. I'm sure it really is something profound, if only I could raise my intellect to something approaching your level.

alelysafina
11-05-2006, 02:53 AM
Ernham please stop with all of this negativity, it is a shame that Nikolay has no clothing sponsor, but the only ones that are to blame are the companies themselves for not seeing the talent and potential Nikolay has. Please don't bash Monfil in this thread, if you have a problem with him for whatever reason, please take it somewhere else thank you :)

Saumon
11-30-2006, 06:48 PM
Tarpi has rented him for the week end :rocker2:

DavyNavy
12-01-2006, 11:27 AM
Kind of old but :D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/14.jpg

I dun think i can see his bellybutton.. His shorts are so high up!!

MarieS
12-01-2006, 03:38 PM
Kind of old but :D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Miscellanious/On%20court/14.jpg

tell me that doesn't look like jarkolay...:rolls:

Jimnik
12-02-2006, 02:00 PM
I hope Kolya plays and I hope (and believe) that he'll win.

A big match like this could finally put an end to all the underrenting.

Burrow
12-02-2006, 02:20 PM
Underrented rsrsrs

Saumon
01-24-2007, 08:27 AM
Koka Kolya might be rented again! Our ES commentators said he had signed a contract with a French brand. My guess is it's Airness since I've seen him wearing it offcourt several times in the past couple of months. :scratch:

Bagelicious
01-24-2007, 08:35 AM
He lost to Haas... let the underrenting begin again. :sobbing:

almouchie
01-24-2007, 09:07 AM
every once in a while the top ranked players have s similar player who almost runs under the radar, with little fuss, expectation & media Scrutinization

he is solid & smart tactically, go about his business without much fun-fair
i like it

Jevel
01-24-2007, 09:21 AM
He's a solid player off of both sides, quick and tacticly very smart. He lacks the big weapon or the firepower to really threaten most of the top players though. But he's still very consistent with his results, which explains why he's three.

BgStallion
01-24-2007, 09:52 AM
Davydenko's a great player :D I really like him,but it's interesting how many drive volleys he hits :P I've rarely seen him hit volleys - I wonder what he's like when he's playing doubles :D

Langers
02-25-2007, 02:15 AM
Is it because he is a late blossom?
Because no one likes him and he is perhaps the most boring player on tour.

alelysafina
02-25-2007, 02:41 AM
:sobbing:

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Because no one likes him and he is perhaps the most boring player on tour.

:ras: :ras: :ras:

goldenlox
02-25-2007, 03:02 AM
All the extra attention isn't necessarily a good thing. Being under the radar while still earning bigtime money can be a good thing. Like Petrova.

El Legenda
02-25-2007, 05:00 AM
i would rent him, but what would i use him for? do garden work? cook?

El Legenda
02-25-2007, 06:46 AM
Oh, I don't know, I could come up with a few things. :aplot:

how about you and i rent him but include his girlfriend in the deal, you take him and ill take her ;)

atheneglaukopis
02-25-2007, 07:54 AM
how about you and i rent him but include his girlfriend in the deal, you take him and ill take her ;)I was going to say I'm pretty sure she's the wife now, but I wouldn't put it past the Russians to have the mindset of "It's winter, we've got some unopened :drink: lying around...somebody pretend to get hitched and we'll throw a big :aparty:. Another one."

The_Nadal_effect
02-25-2007, 08:16 AM
I dont like the way you people in this forum are making fun of DavyD. He's human, no?

He won against Murray last year after Murray defeated Roger. He was good, no?
Its his grand slam record that's bad (Cant believe he lost to Haas at AO)
If DavyD wins this year's Wimbledon, then nike might endorse him with plain white clothes. With the logo, the fans will follow. Life will be colourful once again.:drink: :umbrella:

Burrow
02-25-2007, 11:00 AM
He doesn't have any big shot, I like him, He is kind of similar to hewitt, without all of the fist pumping. He deserves his ranking, he has worked hard for it, and he will be in the top 10 for a few more years to come, and I would not be surprised if he could scrape the No.2 ranking.

Saumon
02-25-2007, 12:45 PM
If DavyD wins this year's Wimbledon, then nike might endorse him with plain white clothes. With the logo, the fans will follow.

he already has a sponsor ;)

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-25-2007, 01:15 PM
Because no one likes him and he is perhaps the most boring player on tour.
I don't how u can say that with Ljubicic around. Or Robredo.

The_Nadal_effect
02-25-2007, 03:18 PM
Okay...one query about Davydenko and Ljubo? Why are they bald? Is it because they can never grow hair or is it by choice?

alelysafina
02-25-2007, 03:45 PM
I dont like the way you people in this forum are making fun of DavyD. He's human, no?

He won against Murray last year after Murray defeated Roger. He was good, no?
Its his grand slam record that's bad (Cant believe he lost to Haas at AO)
If DavyD wins this year's Wimbledon, then nike might endorse him with plain white clothes. With the logo, the fans will follow. Life will be colourful once again.:drink: :umbrella:

aww honey :hug: :hug: this thread is all in good fun. If people actually try to bad mouth Nikolay in here, we'll change their mind ;)

alelysafina
02-25-2007, 03:48 PM
Okay...one query about Davydenko and Ljubo? Why are they bald? Is it because they can never grow hair or is it by choice?

I don't know about Ivan, but if you've ever seen Kolya's dad, you'll know why he's bald ;)

The_Nadal_effect
02-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Tell me more about Kolya's dad now. Is he as plain as the full moon too?

I love talking about Kolya. Actually, I even love saying the word, 'Kolya'! Its cho-chweet and round and old-fashioned!

TheBoiledEgg
02-26-2007, 06:09 PM
how did you guys miss the Worthless piece on Kolya ???


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jon_wertheim/02/21/davydenko.bag/index.html

No one like Nikolay

Meet Davydenko, underrated No. 3 player in the world



He's the third-ranked tennis player in the world and yet he could walk around your town for days without being recognized. In fact, he could probably walk around his town for days without being recognized. But that's about to change.
As promised, this week's mailbag (some of it, anyway) will be devoted to Nikolay Davydenko, or Ni-Da, as he's known in hipster circles. To consolidate so many of your questions, we interviewed the guy and tried to get a sense of the man behind the mystique.
The concept "lost in translation" echoes throughout this conversation. But I think you'll agree that this is a man with a q-rating waiting to explode. Nike, Coke, Microsoft, Google, unfurl those endorsement contracts while there's still patch space on the guy's sleeve. The world is on notice: It's Davydenko Time.
SI.com: What would you like people to know about you?

Davydenko: I'm from Russia. I live in Germany most of the time because my brother lives there. I buy a house there, too.
SI.com: You can do better than that.
Davydenko: I like fishing. I was just in Mauritius. I got married last year.
SI.com: You mentioned fishing before your wedding --
Davydenko: I caught a tuna and barracuda, but no marlin. I was fishing every day for three weeks.
SI.com: So congrats on the endorsement with Aimess.
Davydenko: Yes, it's a new company. A new sponsorship for me.
SI.com: This isn't just free gear, right? You're going to make some cash here.
Davydenko: Yeah, I'm gonna make some money! For three years! I still have Prince rackets.
SI.com: When will we be able to buy an Air Davydenko?
Davydenko: What you mean?
SI.com: Is there a shoe endorsement, too?
Davydenko: I can play in whatever I want because [Aimess] doesn't make shoes. I get some shoes from different company. But I have to like the shoes, you know. I can't move in Nikes! The new models, what I get, I don't like them. In Adidas, same. So I try some Filas Dmitry Tursunov gave me. Diadora too. I try different ones.
SI.com: So the No. 3 player in the world isn't buying his own shoes.
Davydenko: I buy if I like them. Normally, every company gives me shoes, I don't have to buy. But sometimes I like the old models and I buy those. Why not? My foot is more important than [free shoes] for me. I don't care. It's important that my feet are comfortable.
SI.com: Who's your best friend out here?
Davydenko: Nobody. I'm with my brother and my wife. That's my team. In tennis, if you're a singles player there are no friends.
SI.com: Are we going to see you play 30-some events this year?
Davydenko: I'm starting not so bad! But we'll see how I feel in the middle, how I finish the clay-court season. If I make big results at Monte Carlo or Hamburg, maybe I rest, play less tournaments. [Pause.] But maybe not.
SI.com: Seriously, what do you think it is? All the players want to shorten the schedule and you want to work overtime. Is it your body, your game?
Davydenko: I like to play. I like to spend time at tournaments. I have no kids. My wife comes with me. This is what I need to do: play tournaments. Why not all those weeks? Especially if my wife is with me, why go home?
SI.com: Does she work with you at all on a professional basis?
Davydenko: She's a psychologist.
SI.com: Right. Do you ever say, "Here's what I was thinking at 5-5 in the fifth set"?
Davydenko: No. Never professionally.
SI.com: You're No. 3 in the world. What do you make of your profile?
Davydenko: Maybe making this interview will help!
Onward ...
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/.element/img/2.0/story/continuestory_transparent.gif (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jon_wertheim/02/21/davydenko.bag/1.html)

Is Davydenko a purist? The man [has few endorsements] and is likable for all his misfired English comment about a tournament that supposedly no one cared about. He is so shortchanged in the tour for years now. For one, during the Australian Open, he got no exposure. Was that a punishment for that one bad tournament comment? I root for him most of the time. He deserves so much better for his dedication.
-- Grace, U.S.
I absolutely agree. At a time when most stars want to play fewer events, here's a guy who plays every opportunity he can. He's completely devoted to his craft. He trains as hard as anyone. He's upgraded his game. If his ranking is perhaps inflated by his sheer industriousness, so be it. The guy works hard and he gets ahead. He's not tanking matches or gaming the system. How do you begrudge him?
As for his exposure, I think there are several forces working against him. First, he's a late bloomer and most companies want Next Big Things, not overachieving veterans. Second, he is, in essence, a man without a country. Third, he has the audacity to speak imperfect English. Fourth, his game isn't particularly sexy, the way, say, Fernando Gonzalez's is. (Still, the guy is the No. 3 friggin' player in the world!)
This would be a good time to mention, too, that the above interview was conducted perhaps 20 minutes after he lost a heartbreaking five-setter to Tommy Haas in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Players aren't good guys and bad guys based on how they respond to media requests, but I think Davydenko's willingness to cooperate and his self-deprecating answers were revealing.
If talent and work ethic are the two primary factors that account for a tennis player's ranking, what percentage of each of those factors would you ascribe to account for Davydenko's ascension to No. 3 in the rankings? What players currently outside the top 20, who have never reached the top three, could attain that ranking if they had Davydenko's work ethic?
-- Scott Humphrey, Austin, Texas
Obviously, work ethic is trumping talent in this case. But I would add "physique" as another factor in Davydenko's success. I don't care about his listed weight, the guy can't possibly tip the scales at more than 160 pounds. We're talking Petr Korda on Atkins. This might compromise his power but he's very light on his feet and, if not immune to injury, at least well-positioned to avoid wear and tear on his body.
Is it true that Davydenko stole Marcos Baghdatis' girlfriend last year?
-- Chris Davis, Boston
That rumor had been floating around last year -- the source has been traced to a dashing British tennis scribe -- and it's completely not true. Maybe it stemmed from this article by Ian Katz of the Sun-Sentinel during last year's Nasdaq:
"When you see Nikolay Davydenko you think, 'This guy's No. 5?' With his fair complexion, triangular face and thinning blond hair, he looks like a computer hacker who gets caught sending viruses from his parents' house. ... That's probably why he was upstaged by Camille Neviere, the girlfriend of Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, during the first day of practice. ...
"On the court next to Davydenko's, Baghdatis is hitting with 18th-ranked Dominik Hrbaty. Of the 40 or so people sitting in the stands, only one -- Neviere -- is wearing a black dress. Anyone who watched this year's Australian Open on TV would recall ESPN2's love affair with the French model. As Baghdatis and Hrbaty are hitting, some fans are watching the ball move east and west. Other fans, mainly young men, are watching Neviere. Even fewer are watching Davydenko, the fifth-best player on the planet. Davydenko, however, won sweet ironic justice: In a third-round match Sunday, he beat Baghdatis 7-5 in the deciding set."
My girlfriend thinks maybe Nikolay is an unreconstructed Marxist, and he has eschewed the excessive profits of clothing endorsements for political reasons. What do you think? Surely he could have a contract if he wanted one, but he chooses to keep his bankbook in the manageable seven figures.
-- Aaron G. St. Peter, Minn.
First, if you found a girl so into tennis that she's devoting gray matter to Davydenko's political and philosophical leanings, marry her immediately. But if Davydenko is a Marxist, Kafelnikov is a socialist. No one who plays 40 weeks a year and has the attitude, "I need to make my kizz-ash while I can," (we paraphrase) can be accused of being a Marxist. ("We have nothing to lose but our best-of-18 result Dusseldorf.")
Did you know that the name Davydenko is an anagram of "Deny Vodka?" Perhaps this has something to do with Nikolay's training regimen.
-- Matthew, Pretoria, South Africa
Nice. But there goes the likelihood of a Stoli endorsement. And here I thought Martina Hingis' anagram -- I am tarnishing -- was as good as it got.
OK, we return to "normal" questions next week.

MissPovaFan
02-26-2007, 06:21 PM
Kolya looks like my driving instructor :D

Seriously though I agree he is very underrated but maybe just a grand slam semis type of guy :sad: I hope he can take out a Federer or Nadal this year though and maybe get to that GS final.

alelysafina
02-26-2007, 10:57 PM
Tell me more about Kolya's dad now. Is he as plain as the full moon too?

I love talking about Kolya. Actually, I even love saying the word, 'Kolya'! Its cho-chweet and round and old-fashioned!

:lol:Yes, he is as bald as kolya, I don't know much about him actually... there's a picture of him around here somewhere... I'll look for it :D

how did you guys miss the Worthless piece on Kolya ???

It was posted in the main Nikolay forum... I thought it was cute, what do you expect, its john wertheim.

Snowwy
02-26-2007, 11:28 PM
His english isnt great and he doesnt try hard like Nadal with the language so that hurts him a bit in NA.

The_Nadal_effect
02-27-2007, 08:03 AM
[QUOTE=alelysafina;4944591]:lol:Yes, he is as bald as kolya, I don't know much about him actually... there's a picture of him around here somewhere... I'll look for it :D

Oh, please do! I'd love to know more about Kolya and his Dad, and why he chose to shave up like a monk. His head is as nice and round:smooch: as my emoticon. Love it.:worship:

Thanks TBE!
I just went through the interview and found his wife is a shrink?
A shrink married to a husband that believes in Marxism and loves fishing.:aplot: Hmmm...

calvinhobbes
02-27-2007, 01:40 PM
Socialism . . . Comunism . . . . apart from physical aspects, don´t you note any resemblance between Davidenko and Putin?:eek: :eek: :eek:

The_Nadal_effect
02-27-2007, 02:05 PM
Socialism . . . Comunism . . . . apart from physical aspects, don´t you note any resemblance between Davidenko and Putin?:eek: :eek: :eek:

Lol, Calvin. All we have to do is strip Putin and have him wear DavyD's clothes and we have a new president:devil: .

I wonder if Putin's married to a psychiatrist?:confused:
Sure can't imagine Kolya kiss a child's belly in public.

supertommyhaas
02-28-2007, 05:25 AM
his small, ugly, arrogant, and he is a little slime ball !!!!!!

The_Nadal_effect
02-28-2007, 06:19 AM
Socialism . . . Comunism . . . . apart from physical aspects, don´t you note any resemblance between Davidenko and Putin?:eek: :eek: :eek:

Here are some:
1.They are russians.
2. They both like fishing.
3. Does Davydenko like to kiss little kid's bellies in public?:cool:

alelysafina
02-28-2007, 06:40 AM
his small, ugly, arrogant, and he is a little slime ball !!!!!!

:eek: :eek: Australia better be careful or Putin might wage WWIII against them for calling him such a names :angel:

budz
02-28-2007, 08:11 AM
Yet to win grand slam or master series. And about as exciting as a brick.

MariaV
02-28-2007, 08:15 AM
Yet to win grand slam or master series. And about as exciting as a brick.

He did win TMS Paris! :D
And he will be all rented out soon! :banana: :dance: :yippee:

Kolya
02-28-2007, 08:17 AM
How is Kolya arrogant?

oz_boz
02-28-2007, 10:48 AM
I dont like the way you people in this forum are making fun of DavyD. He's human, no?

He won against Murray last year after Murray defeated Roger. He was good, no?
Its his grand slam record that's bad (Cant believe he lost to Haas at AO)
If DavyD wins this year's Wimbledon, then nike might endorse him with plain white clothes. With the logo, the fans will follow. Life will be colourful once again.:drink: :umbrella:

His GS record is pretty good actually. 1 SF and 3 QFs on the last 5 ones; only Fed&Nadal are clearly better, Bagh and Arod about equal.

Kolya, that's a nice match in your sig with a tribute to one of my fav players. But a bit misleading, Mecir was Lendl's pigeon, 5-1 to Ivan in h2h with the only win for Mecir in Key Biscane.

Kolya
02-28-2007, 12:44 PM
His GS record is pretty good actually. 1 SF and 3 QFs on the last 5 ones; only Fed&Nadal are clearly better, Bagh and Arod about equal.

Kolya, that's a nice match in your sig with a tribute to one of my fav players. But a bit misleading, Mecir was Lendl's pigeon, 5-1 to Ivan in h2h with the only win for Mecir in Key Biscane.

Off topic - yeah I know, Lendl was way better than Mecir... But Mecir was good... Mecir is sort of like Davydenko, a very good player but there are a few players better.

The_Nadal_effect
02-28-2007, 02:58 PM
Ahem...Maybe a little typo error by BUDS! Kolya is more exciting than a brick. He moves. Bricks dont move. So There!

Young 8
02-28-2007, 04:13 PM
underrated ??

overrated it's better

alelysafina
03-01-2007, 12:28 AM
:D More Airness:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/b4/fullj.getty-tennis-atp-dubai_open-rus-davydenko_9_18_25_am.jpg

I was going to say I liked the hat, but it's a prince hat :lol:

He looks good though, although I do think they should make the logo a tiny bit smaller, just a tad. Oh and put Kolechka in some bright colors! :D

briecie
03-01-2007, 04:38 AM
His best results are:

2 semi finals - USO and French Open where he beat Haas in both of them and then 3 Quater finals in Australia Open.

That is a fanatastic result plus the Paris Masters and 10 titles total.

We Kolya fans ( and there are many of us ) wish him the very best for this year. HOpefully in clay season he will shine again like he did last year. So far the last 2 tournaments hasn't been good but he was tired and a bit rusty coming back from a holiday I guess. But we are sure he will improve on this.

KOLYA WE LOVE YA :hug: :smooch: :hearts: :hearts:

The_Nadal_effect
03-01-2007, 07:40 AM
Koka kolya! :worship: Thank you Saumon! We will drink to that.

His best results are:
We Kolya fans ( and there are many of us ) wish him the very best for this year. HOpefully in clay season he will shine again like he did last year. So far the last 2 tournaments hasn't been good but he was tired and a bit rusty coming back from a holiday I guess. But we are sure he will improve on this.

KOLYA WE LOVE YA :hug: :smooch: :hearts: :hearts:

Now with Airness behind him:sport: , Kolya will certainly shine:woohoo: , hair or no hair. :smooch: :smooch: :smooch:

Saumon
03-01-2007, 07:45 AM
Just curious: how many of you knew Airness before Kolya signed a contract with them?

Kolya
03-01-2007, 07:52 AM
Where is Airness from?

The_Nadal_effect
03-01-2007, 07:55 AM
Just curious: how many of you knew Airness before Kolya signed a contract with them?

I certainly never heard of it before Kolya wore it on his head :hatoff: and his feet:sport:
Now I want a special emoticon dedicated to Kolya with an Airness cap to round it off!

BTW, your Avatar is to die for.

{Annie}
03-01-2007, 09:53 AM
Gab I never heard of Airness before Kolya :shrug:

MariaV
03-01-2007, 09:55 AM
Where is Airness from?

If I understood right it's a realtively new French company. I hadn't heard of it before Kolya made it famous. :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :dance:

Saumon
03-01-2007, 12:37 PM
OK, it's what I thought. You can say what you want but Kolya made people discover a new brand! :yeah:
I had also seen Nadia wearing Airness shirts off court in Paris. Apparently it's her new sponsor too. :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airness

I didn't know that Guy Roux (a former french football coach) was a tennis player. :spit: :tape: But if wikipedia says it... :shrug:

Kolya
03-01-2007, 12:39 PM
Quickly buy Airness shares because its going to go up... :D

Just Cause
04-25-2007, 06:56 PM
He shouldnt be, he sort of threatened Federer in the AO final, so people shouldnt be shocked.

JBdV
04-25-2007, 07:02 PM
He shouldnt be, he sort of threatened Federer in the AO final, so people shouldnt be shocked.

Welcome back, kapranos :wavey:

Just Cause
04-25-2007, 07:09 PM
Welcome back, kapranos :wavey:
If you have nothing to contribute, why do you even show ur face in the thread.
Gosh, u dont like Davydenko then say so, and stay out of here.

alfonsojose
04-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Kolya is the sex on legs :drool:

Just Cause
04-25-2007, 07:13 PM
lol, I think you guys are crazy, Davydenko is no Canas, and now that Federer has been figured out, there is no need for Davydenko to stay on the radar and start his whipping ASAP.

alfonsojose
04-25-2007, 07:15 PM
i would rent him, but what would i use him for? do garden work? cook?

The firm, muscular legs. Those eyes. That starving little cat stare :hearts: I'd top him all day long. I bet he has a pink, hairy a** :lick:

alelysafina
04-25-2007, 08:22 PM
The firm, muscular legs. Those eyes. That starving little cat stare :hearts: I'd top him all day long. I bet he has a pink, hairy a** :lick:

:haha: :haha:

alelysafina
04-26-2007, 10:40 AM
*cough* Thanks Annie ;)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/nikolayonline/Davis%20Cup/Russia%20vs%20France%202007/01be0180.jpg

:aplot: :aplot:

goldenlox
04-30-2007, 04:41 PM
Just curious: how many of you knew Airness before Kolya signed a contract with them?

I didn't know much about Airness until they signed Petrova. Then I learned a lot about the company.

And I don't think Kolya is vastly underrated. To have to win majors to make a name. Or be the best by far from your country.

Jimnik
04-30-2007, 04:42 PM
Davydenko = exact opposite of Nalbandian

Kitty de Sade
04-30-2007, 06:41 PM
Oh dear, I wish I hadn't opened this thread again. It's not my fault and I am TRYING to be good...all I had to do is see the identity of the last poster, and I couldn't help it. J'torian's posts are like crack. :sobbing:

Lleytonisthebest
04-30-2007, 06:44 PM
airness is very famous in france

mdjenders
04-30-2007, 07:27 PM
I tell you. It is those crappy Airness clothes that are causing the downfall of Kolya. That one white polo shirt he wears on court looks like it is 2 sizes too big, and the collar is all huge and buttoned up all the way. He looks like a goofball on court like this, and it can't be comfy with all that fabric flapping around while hitting. I liked when he was wearing plain t-shirts and shorts; it suited his workmanlike style better, and at least they fit him.

goldenlox
04-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Airness is a strange company. Get pics of what Nadia wore today. It's unbelievable.

Jimnik
05-12-2007, 05:42 PM
He will never be underrented again. :worship:

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 05:44 PM
Certainly not going by this toppling second set victory.

nsidhan
05-12-2007, 05:59 PM
C'mon Koyla! You can do it. Nadal's game is off. Just continue your current strategy and don't choke!

*As if he can hear me :P*

Pfloyd
05-12-2007, 06:03 PM
As if when Nadal losses his streak on an off day, he is all of a sudden not the dominant man on clay....:rolleyes:

Wannabeknowitall
05-12-2007, 06:10 PM
The firm, muscular legs. Those eyes. That starving little cat stare :hearts: I'd top him all day long. I bet he has a pink, hairy a** :lick:

Well you sure know how to pick them. :tape:

Burrow
05-12-2007, 06:28 PM
The firm, muscular legs. Those eyes. That starving little cat stare :hearts: I'd top him all day long. I bet he has a pink, hairy a** :lick:

you belong in solitary confinement

Mateya
05-12-2007, 07:23 PM
The firm, muscular legs. Those eyes. That starving little cat stare :hearts: I'd top him all day long...:lick:

:haha: :lol: I think this was a tennis forum. :)


I never underrented Davydenko, dont know why so many people do. He was on a good way beating unbeatible Rafa today.

BlakeorHenman
05-13-2007, 12:09 AM
Can't somebody just fix this thread title already im growing weary of looking at it... what an eyesore

trixtah
05-13-2007, 12:10 AM
Can't somebody just fix this thread title already im growing weary of looking at it... what an eyesore

Can't fix the thread title, it's already become an inside MTF joke :)

Kolya
05-13-2007, 06:34 AM
Looks like rent prices has gone up.

NicoFan
05-13-2007, 11:25 PM
I never underrented Davydenko, dont know why so many people do. He was on a good way beating unbeatible Rafa today.

I've never underrented Davydenko either. :shrug: :lol: I don't know why anyone would. He's proven he can win.

People can debate whether he's likable or not ... but winning doesn't have anything to do with "nice" or not. He's a very talented player and works very hard whenever I see him in person.

CyBorg
05-14-2007, 12:00 AM
Davydenko's underrented because Agassi keeps overcharging him on furniture.

dkw
05-30-2007, 02:04 PM
For the newbie from India...

Jimnik
04-05-2008, 01:52 AM
If he wins the Miami title he should finally get the respect he deserves.

DAVAI KOLYA!!! Please do it.

Action Jackson
04-05-2008, 06:00 AM
Can't somebody just fix this thread title already im growing weary of looking at it... what an eyesore

Your posts are like an eyesore for the most part.

Davydenko will still be underrented.

TheBoiledEgg
04-05-2008, 11:39 AM
His Royal Airness :rocker2:

stebs
04-05-2008, 12:10 PM
MM performer Davydenko

One AMS
One AMS RU
Two RG SF's
Two USO SF's
Three AO QF's
One RG QF

He just can't do it at the big events. :lol:

Kolya
04-05-2008, 12:12 PM
:worship: Kolya's troubles have been as profound as the US sub-prime mortgage crisis lately; it was about time for an upswing.

:haha:

I was about to say there is another rise in rent prices.

alfonsojose
05-31-2009, 03:28 PM
A very funny interview from Kolya .. :D
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2009-05-31/200905311243768804078.html

Who would be your ideal partner for mixed doubles?
My wife. We play together during the holidays. She’s not very good, but if I chose anyone else I’d be in trouble! :p

Which actor would you choose to play you on screen?
Jason Statham, the lead actor in The Transporter. :lol:

Who’s the nicest guy on tour?
They’re all really nice: Federer, Nadal. All of the guys in the top 100 are cool. But if you asked me which one was the best looking I’d say Feliciano Lopez. Everyone thinks he’s gorgeous, with his blue eyes and curly hair. :lol:

BaselineSmash
05-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Lopez is freakishly androgynous. Not typically good looking whatsoever.

Leo
05-31-2009, 04:36 PM
That's why I don't get why they say Kolya has no personality - at least here in the states. No one bothers to get to know it...? He's actually the little comedian.

brief
05-31-2009, 04:45 PM
Kolya has a strange taste in men. :lol:

Jimnik
05-31-2009, 05:14 PM
This is his chance. If he can finally win his first slam he'll never be underrented again.

Leo
05-31-2009, 05:16 PM
This is his chance. If he can finally win his first slam he'll never be underrented again.

But he's never beaten Federer EVER and he always chokes against him when he has chances to take a set. He better hope someone beats Federer for him. If so, then yes, it is possible that Nikolay holds up the cup.

Action Jackson
08-02-2009, 12:21 AM
MM performer Davydenko

One AMS
One AMS RU
Two RG SF's
Two USO SF's
Three AO QF's
One RG QF

He just can't do it at the big events. :lol:

Yes, not bad for a guy who is a MM performer allegedly, well he has two of them now and I don't think Nadal forgot the running around he got.

The gamblers hate him and will always be a fixer, then again he doesn't go around say hey look at me "I am such a star" and the like.

He has played less this year and this might be a good thing for him in the long run.

Jimnik
08-02-2009, 07:23 AM
Should have beaten Federer at Roland Garros 2007.

HattonWBA
08-02-2009, 08:48 AM
he's the master

stebs
08-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Should have beaten Federer at Roland Garros 2007.

He had a lot of chances but I don't think you can say "should've beaten" for a match he lost in straights. Davydenko actually came closer to beating Federer and having a shot at a GS in the AO '06. A set apiece and Kolya had multiple set points to take the third. This at a time when Federer wasn't moving amazingly well (still good, just not perfect), if Davydenko could've got the third he would've had a huge chance to win the match and even event.

One of the underrented ones best matches came in '07 RG actually. QF's he took out an in form Canas in straights, actually a pretty tough task at that time, the Argentine had a lot of fire and with the wins over Federer on US hardcourts would've been an interesting semi.

Thing with Davydenko is he never had a personality or on court persona to get him noticed and imo it is pathetic that sometimes you watch a match where the commentator is surprised that he's playing well. It's like, this guy was top 5 for a long time, reaches GS SF multiple times and won multiple AMS events, your meant to be an expert and your telling me that Davydenko is usually a grinder? Actually this was more of a problem a few years ago when Davydenko was a little less accomplished but it still goes on to a lesser extent.

Still, I think his slam chances are gone in all likelihood, he is just beyond his peak imo despite current form, too many players will be capable of beating him. Hope I'm wrong though.

gulzhan
08-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Take the 2nd title in a row, Nikolay! :rocker2:

Crazy Girl
08-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Definitely.

MTF had need Crazy Girl, to appreciate fully Niko!


:worship::worship::worship::worship:

Kolya
08-02-2009, 02:32 PM
I hate it when these "experts" like Woodforde call Kolya a grinder/counter puncher.

The only reason they call him that is because he is short and runs fast. If he was 6"1' they wouldn't be saying that.

pica_pica
08-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Kolya is like the Dementieva of ATP.....nice personalities, MM king and queen respectively, both Russian, best players never to win a slam

Burrow
08-02-2009, 07:33 PM
Best player to never win a slam, I think not.

Action Jackson
08-02-2009, 07:34 PM
Not even close to best player not to win a Slam.

Sapeod
08-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Best player to never win a slam, I think not.
Yeah, Murray, Rios and others are above him. Murray at least ATM.

Action Jackson
08-02-2009, 07:36 PM
Yeah, Murray, Rios and othersa re above him. Murray at least ATM.

Hahahaha@Murray.

Burrow
08-02-2009, 07:37 PM
murray lawl

Sapeod
08-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Laugh all you want :shrug: Murray is a better player than Davydenko, not in results over career maybe but still the better player. Rios I was right about...

Oh and BTW my baiting tactic worked. Knew you were going to say that :D

riff
08-02-2009, 08:46 PM
davidenko has the game to crush Murray and Nadal (on hard) but not the strong mentality, just saw the final in Umag, this game could easily beat even Fed, especially his 2nd set tennis

Five
08-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Kolya is like the Dementieva of ATP.....nice personalities, MM king and queen respectively, both Russian, best players never to win a slam

and you call yourself tennis fan? Most of Dementieva's titles are tier2 or above :rolleyes:
Go check some fact before talking crap :weirdo:

Bad Religion
08-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Never in a GS Final , 20 meaningful titles , poor Win-loss record and no heart in Davis Cup. You can not respect a clown like him

Davydenko is the Jose Luis Clerc , Eddie Dibs , Brad Gilbert or our era .... club of 20+ titles , 99% of them shitty ones and utter clowns in Grand Slams

Hope this helps

Sapeod
08-02-2009, 09:04 PM
Never in a GS Final , 20 meaningful titles , poor Win-loss record and no heart in Davis Cup. You can not respect a clown like him

Davydenko is the Jose Luis Clerc , Eddie Dibs , Brad Gilbert or our era .... club of 20+ titles , 99% of them shitty ones and utter clowns in Grand Slams

Hope this helps
Yes. I feel enlightened after your post.

Matt01
08-02-2009, 09:14 PM
Someone please change that thread title :help:


Yes. I feel enlightened after your post.


Me, too.

habibko
08-02-2009, 09:16 PM
hope he can have his GS breakthrough soon and shut all the doubters.

Yes. I feel enlightened after your post.

don't, it's a bad religion.

Sapeod
08-02-2009, 09:18 PM
don't, it's a bad religion.
If you look closely you can see a hint of sarcasm in my post :lol:

habibko
08-02-2009, 09:20 PM
If you look closely you can see a hint of sarcasm in my post :lol:

:yeah:

muniu
08-02-2009, 09:31 PM
Never in a GS Final , 20 meaningful titles , poor Win-loss record and no heart in Davis Cup. You can not respect a clown like him

Davydenko is the Jose Luis Clerc , Eddie Dibs , Brad Gilbert or our era .... club of 20+ titles , 99% of them shitty ones and utter clowns in Grand Slams

Hope this helps

hope you'll stfu :wavey:

rhinooooo
08-02-2009, 09:37 PM
I hate it when these "experts" like Woodforde call Kolya a grinder/counter puncher.

The only reason they call him that is because he is short and runs fast. If he was 6"1' they wouldn't be saying that.

Yep, it's ridiculous. You still get people saying that. Watch him for five minutes, and that myth would be shattered. One of the most aggressive players out there, and when he's on, his strokes are incredible.

But the lack of a serve, and his fragile mentality has cost him from making the extra step.going that extra step of winning a slam or reaching multiple finals. Hope he can keep this form through the hardcourt season.

abraxas21
08-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Kolya, the Russian man from Ukraine. A quiet and yet accessible guy who gets the job done when it needs to be done.
And besides, any player who bashes London automatically gets 10 points in my faves' book.

Bad Religion
08-02-2009, 11:13 PM
Kolya is like the Dementieva of ATP.....nice personalities, MM king and queen respectively, both Russian, best players never to win a slam

All the titles won by Dementieva were against tough oposition (Hingis , Davenport , Serena , Kuznetsova , Jankovic , etc ) . She is not avoiding the big names playing MM tournaments as the ukrainian , not mention to Dementieva being better in important tournaments unlike the fixer

Big fail your comparison , pretty ofensive towards Dementieva

rocketassist
08-02-2009, 11:14 PM
All the titles won by Dementieva were against tough oposition (Hingis , Davenport , Serena , Kuznetsova , Jankovic , etc ) . She is not avoiding the big names playing MM tournaments as the ukrainian , not mention to Dementieva being better in important tournaments unlike the fixer

Big fail your comparison , pretty ofensive towards Dementieva

So you're telling me those clowns are better than the ATP players PMK has beaten to reach his grand slam semis and TMS titles? :haha:

PiggyGotRoasted
08-02-2009, 11:23 PM
All the titles won by Dementieva were against tough oposition (Hingis , Davenport , Serena , Kuznetsova , Jankovic , etc ) . She is not avoiding the big names playing MM tournaments as the ukrainian , not mention to Dementieva being better in important tournaments unlike the fixer

Big fail your comparison , pretty ofensive towards Dementieva

So players such as roddick, nadal, murray, djokovic, nalbandian and safin dont match up to them?

Bad Religion
08-02-2009, 11:28 PM
So you're telling me those clowns are better than the ATP players PMK has beaten to reach his grand slam semis and TMS titles? :haha:

And what is so impressive about the GS semis of Davydenko (not the big shit either, since Final onwards is a great result) and MS won in Paris with an ultra depleted field ?

My answer is ... nothing

Bad Religion
08-02-2009, 11:32 PM
So players such as roddick, nadal, murray, djokovic, nalbandian and safin dont match up to them?

Nope , cos aside an tired as hell Nadal , PMK has not beaten them in Finals . That is what Im talking about , FINALS

scarecrows
08-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Nope , cos aside an tired as hell Nadal , PMK has not beaten them in Finals . That is what Im talking about , FINALS

el mosquito, 3 games, only 3 :haha:

briecie
08-03-2009, 03:51 AM
Nope , cos aside an tired as hell Nadal , PMK has not beaten them in Finals . That is what Im talking about , FINALS

What have you done in the world of tennis? Can you even qualify for a pro match? Go beat Davy in a tennis match and then speak:devil:

straitup
08-03-2009, 04:16 AM
All the titles won by Dementieva were against tough oposition (Hingis , Davenport , Serena , Kuznetsova , Jankovic , etc ) . She is not avoiding the big names playing MM tournaments as the ukrainian , not mention to Dementieva being better in important tournaments unlike the fixer

Big fail your comparison , pretty ofensive towards Dementieva

This is a pretty big fail to mention her at this moment considering she won 1 game against Venus a few days ago.

Anyway, Davydenko is, like others have said, one of the most aggressive players out there...the people who think otherwise are stupid. He takes the ball so early, and when he's on the run is when he hits some ridiculously hard shots. And his serve can be a little shaky at times but has also been the key to some of his success...see the Miami F vs. Nadal last year.

And I don't understand...underrented? Maybe different countries say different things but I have never heard that word in my life until I saw the thread about why the slice is so "underrented"