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Davydenko Blogs from Beijing

hanabishi
09-12-2006, 10:46 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_davydenko.asp

First entry's up. He had so much trouble flying from New York to China.. I hope he survives his first match.

He seems to have much more of a personality than what we usually see. Hopefully we'll see a better side of his personality with the upcoming entries this week..

alelysafina
09-12-2006, 10:51 AM
Great first blog! :yeah:

Can't wait for tomorrow's :D

MariaV
09-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Wow brave Kolya! :yeah: :D
(I mean about him 'exploring' Bejing.)

{Annie}
09-12-2006, 11:00 AM
:yeah: Udachi with the blog and the tournament Kolechka!!!! There are some great pics of Kolya and his girlfriend in Beijing in his forum here, so be sure to check them out ;)

markom
09-12-2006, 11:05 AM
not bad at all but somehow expecting more drama (arab hijackers etc.) , be careful kolya they say there are bloodthirsty mongols of kubla khan just beneath the wall ,but again mother russia is just 500 miles away :)

Billabong
09-12-2006, 11:33 AM
Davy;)

Blue Heart24
09-12-2006, 12:26 PM
this guy is fuckin crazy..he plays every week :retard:

MarcM
09-12-2006, 12:35 PM
If i was on the ATP tour i would probably do the same, travelling the world and seeing different places playing the game you love.

I envy him.

Rogiman
09-12-2006, 12:37 PM
this guy is fuckin crazy..he plays every week :retard:
Yeah, I mean, Kolya - you had such a great run in New-York - wouldn't you just like to get some rest, reflect on the great year you're having and spend some money...?

Typical soviet working regime....

d.anyb.oy
09-12-2006, 01:33 PM
good, but not a great blog. who's his girlfriend????

ezekiel
09-12-2006, 01:51 PM
If i was on the ATP tour i would probably do the same, travelling the world and seeing different places playing the game you love.

I envy him.

except he doesnt' get to see much of it especially when he loses in the first round which he has done 12 times or so this year

Agatha_christie
09-12-2006, 02:05 PM
Nikolay :D

alelysafina
09-12-2006, 03:47 PM
good, but not a great blog. who's his girlfriend????

Go to his forum and click on the picture thread :)

Leo
09-12-2006, 04:06 PM
I love that comment that he just needs a little rest and preparation and he can play every week. :D Good for you, Nikolay! So tough mentally and physically.

CooCooCachoo
09-12-2006, 04:34 PM
Cool blog so far :D

pistolmarat
09-12-2006, 04:37 PM
good entry;)
keep it up Kolya:yeah:

Deboogle!.
09-12-2006, 04:48 PM
I cannot believe he's actually playing this tournament :eek:

rmb6687
09-12-2006, 06:29 PM
Yeah, he's a tenacious one. Makes you respect and rethink that 'bird caught in the headlights look'.

And the blog is nice.

TMJordan
09-13-2006, 01:23 AM
:yeah:

Beat Carlson, Kolya!

Tennis Fool
09-13-2006, 01:29 AM
If i was on the ATP tour i would probably do the same, travelling the world and seeing different places playing the game you love.

I envy him.
Yeah, just look at all the time he took out of his busy schedule to see NYC.


I wonder if Kolya flies coach or first class :confused:

drf716
09-13-2006, 04:05 AM
6 movies,
one of them may be snakes on a plane...

soraya
09-13-2006, 04:44 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_davydenko.asp

First entry's up. He had so much trouble flying from New York to China.. I hope he survives his first match.

He seems to have much more of a personality than what we usually see. Hopefully we'll see a better side of his personality with the upcoming entries this week..

I like Nikolay despite his lowkey personality.

Scotso
09-13-2006, 07:06 AM
:hearts:

kiro
09-13-2006, 10:49 AM
There's a new entry today! Interesting~

{Annie}
09-13-2006, 12:08 PM
OMFG :rolls: :rolls: That pic from today's blog entry is hilarious!!!!

And I love the part "Irina and I have been together for 3 and a half hours..." :spit:

Keep up the good work Kolenka :yeah:

MariaV
09-13-2006, 12:13 PM
Irina and I have been together for three-and-a-half hoursÖ oops! Thatís not long!
Oh Kolya is funny indeed. :haha:

lilimi80
09-13-2006, 12:57 PM
he's cool. and i like the pic too.

Duchova
09-13-2006, 01:15 PM
OMG, Nikolay, I know you are nice, but how can you let some morons dress you up like a clown. :rolleyes: I like the second picture, very nice. :hearts:

scoobs
09-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Love that first picture :lol:

CooCooCachoo
09-13-2006, 03:25 PM
Nikolay just seems like an awesome guy to be with :shrug:

So humble, so nice :hearts:

CooCooCachoo
09-13-2006, 03:26 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/davydenko_blog3.jpg

I think this photo is great. He looks so good on it.

alelysafina
09-13-2006, 03:56 PM
:lol: :lol: Too funny! Especially that first picture! :lol:

Great blog :yeah:

Alexandy
09-13-2006, 05:26 PM
I am enjoying Kolya's blog so much. He's sooo funny. Now hopefully people will stop saying he's boring; he has a very good sense of humor, at least I think so. I hope he keeps winning so that he'll keep writing.

Naranoc
09-13-2006, 06:42 PM
True. He just seems like a quite but genuine guy; definitely someone who deserves recognition as a top 10 player. Just hope he doesn't get injured from playing, what, 27 ATP tournaments this year?

atheneglaukopis
09-13-2006, 06:53 PM
My girlfriend, Irina, then gave me two choices: we either go somewhere or go to sleep. To stay in her good books, I chose the first option.

We asked directions to a shopping mall and, not realising it was a 30-minute journey, headed off in hope of finding some good bargains. By the time we got there we didnít feel like buying anything. Having walked around for 90 minutes looking in shop windows we decided there was nothing.

Irina stopped to buy some sunglasses and tried on plenty. A further thirty minutes later, I was almost asleep! At this point some Chinese girls, who were trying to sell some products, asked if I was a tennis player. I signed some autographs and posed with them for photos.

By the time we got back to the hotel I had 15 minutes to change my clothes and head down to a cocktail party in the hotel, which was a presentation with the tournament director and sponsors. Irina didnít go she went asleep straight away.She'd better be giving some darn good massages, is all I have to say. :lol:

Nice blog. :)

Clara Bow
09-13-2006, 07:13 PM
This is an enjoyable blog. :) Irina must be really in love with him is she is traveling to all of his tournaments this year, since he is the Marco Polo of the tour. Maybe it is a way for them to see the sights of the world together, 50 weeks out of the year.

musefanatic
09-13-2006, 07:25 PM
Nice blog so far :) Thanks Nikolay, he really does care about his girlfriend a lot which is really sweet :) Good luck and hope his breathing sorts itself out :) Love the moustache btw :lol:

Blue Heart24
09-13-2006, 08:23 PM
Good blog,Nikolay :)

Scotso
09-13-2006, 08:25 PM
Great blog. Nikolay rox.

jackieglover
09-13-2006, 08:35 PM
He's so different from the general perception of him. Enjoyable reading.

rmb6687
09-13-2006, 09:11 PM
He's so cute and sincere. And the fact that he has a real girlfriend is awesome. Man...Davy does indeed rock.

scoobs
09-13-2006, 10:27 PM
Definitely warming to him.

Players need to learn the power of the blog - it completely changed perceptions of Dima and gained him an army of fans.

Meanwhile it confirmed that Feli is a little on the dull side - he writes like it anyway.

Davydenko is no Dima but he's more in that sort of mould - good blog.

Conita
09-13-2006, 10:44 PM
ohh im soo glad he's doing the blog
he's such a nice guy and people always give him a hard time saying he shouldn't be top 10, he's boring, etc etc
im glad he has the chance to prove them wrong :)

Via
09-14-2006, 12:39 AM
doesn't anyone find it funny that he went out to buy things that he could've taken out of the hotel's fridge? i mean the chocolate and water on the first day :lol:

...guess he works hard for his money so it's a good idea to save

that shopping centre that he went to on the 2nd, i believe, is the one in beijing where every foreigner goes to buy fake LV and other fake brand names :haha:

yes he's funny :)

breakingthehabit
09-14-2006, 10:03 AM
is this his own writing or translation? nice blog nevertheless.
i wonder if all players in russian team have good sense of humour. we've seen Dima, Kolya is not too bad, Marat hilarious in interviews. how about igor and mikhail youzhny?

{Annie}
09-14-2006, 12:24 PM
Go to USO website and see/read Misha's interviews..they are sweet and funny at times.. Igor is Tursunov's best friend...quite a funny chap too :lol:

{Annie}
09-14-2006, 01:01 PM
And here is a new blog entry :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b48/AnnieRussia/Kolya/davydenko_blog4.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b48/AnnieRussia/Kolya/davydenko_blog5.jpg

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hello. After my first match and press, we came back to the hotel to rest. I asked Irina what we would do and she said: ďnothingĒ. No shopping. No trip around Beijing.

We decided to spend time at the gym. Irina ran and I used the sauna and swimming pool for a few hours. By the time we got back to our room, we didnít want to go anywhere and got room service before bed.

Today, I woke up at the same time, 7am. Like normal people, not like tennis players! We had breakfast, but were then unsure of what we were going to do all day. So I went to the gym again and ran for 20 minutes, used the bicycles just to get in shape for tonightís match. After all, my match is at 7pm.

I prefer playing during the day, because sometimes you donít feel great in the dark with your serve. I think it is tough to play under lights, you canít see the balls clearly. If I play a lot of night sessions, like in New Haven, every day, then it is okay.

With not a lot to do, we had our first lunch at the hotel and it was surprisingly good. A buffet, like I have never seen before. There was every kind of food from different countries. The calamaris were great and the seafood unbelievable. It was amazing. There was everything there that you could wish to eat. With a full stomach, after lunch I tried to sleep. But couldnít.

I forgot to tell you. I got a special gift from the tournament on my arrival at the China Open. Itís difficult to explain, but Iíll do my best. Itís my name in Chinese on special paper, calligraphy paper that I can put on the wall. Someone said the guy who did it was the best. The other thing isnít a gift or a present, but my treatment here at the hotel and club has been great. If I stay longer maybe Iíll have another present?

You might be thinking with a big Davis Cup semifinal tie against the United States coming up, next week, is my focus on that? The answer is no. My mind is only on this tournament in China. I am only interested in what I do now. The tie is in Moscow, only a four-hour time difference. The only problem I foresee should be changing to a clay court surface. But I donít need to concentrate on that now. I will just relax and take it easy. I have got match wins under my belt and my confidence is good.

If I lose tonight, I have all day tomorrow to see everything in Beijing! The Chinese Wall and everything that I want to see. We will see what happens today. Wish me luck!

Agatha_christie
09-14-2006, 01:51 PM
Great to see Nikolay being treated so warmly :D

alfonsojose
09-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Kolya :hearts:

Action Jackson
09-14-2006, 01:58 PM
Most people are superficial and yes that is his own writing and Davydenko's English isn't that bad.

Good blog so far, he is being himself and that's all he can be.

Scotso
09-14-2006, 03:44 PM
I love that picture :lol:

Saumon
09-14-2006, 05:38 PM
the pictures crack me up :haha:

i love paradorn
09-14-2006, 05:41 PM
There's so much to do in Beijing, and he chooses to do nothing? Well, like you said, he's being himself.

fadou
09-14-2006, 07:55 PM
davidenko seems to be a good guy with a big sense of humour:
interview us open:

Q. Did you talk to Marat before the match at all about Tommy?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: No, no.

Q. Do you guys talk in general? Do the Russians kind of hang around?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: In Davis Cup.

Q. What?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: In Davis Cup.

Q. In Davis Cup?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Yeah. If we practicing together. It goes like hitting five minutes, go drinking, you know, water :lol:

rmb6687
09-14-2006, 08:57 PM
:haha: at those pictures. I know I've said it already, but he's adorable, and I like him more and more with every entry.

breakingthehabit
09-14-2006, 09:17 PM
:haha: :haha: Kolya you're supposed to eat that prawn not practice your drama skill with it

Mechlan
09-14-2006, 09:55 PM
Most people are superficial and yes that is his own writing and Davydenko's English isn't that bad.

Good blog so far, he is being himself and that's all he can be.

Really? I'm sure there's some touch-up of his writing, you'd never suspect his amazing English skills from his press conferences.

And it's a nice blog. Just goes to show how much can be lost in translation.

rmb6687
09-14-2006, 11:05 PM
I write way better in Spanish than I speak it. You are much more careful when you are writing and can correct your mistakes since you have more time. I don't know if thats the case, but it could be.

Either way, its still awesome

Radek Stepanek
09-14-2006, 11:38 PM
Davydenko is RUSSIAN, of course his blog is amazing! Russians are born with a sense of humor.

Via
09-15-2006, 02:30 AM
Really? I'm sure there's some touch-up of his writing, you'd never suspect his amazing English skills from his press conferences.

And it's a nice blog. Just goes to show how much can be lost in translation.

i would expect some editors are hired at the atp to do something with players' writings ;)

but i would also hope that the result is true to the original meaning

CooCooCachoo
09-15-2006, 10:37 AM
Kolya is just great :shrug: Winning me over with his sincere blog.

Horatio Caine
09-15-2006, 10:43 AM
I write way better in Spanish than I speak it. You are much more careful when you are writing and can correct your mistakes since you have more time. I don't know if thats the case, but it could be.

I agree there...I'm not that great at speaking French and Spanish...but quite fluent in reading and writing :rolleyes: Maybe I'm just :retard: ed! :lol:

Action Jackson
09-15-2006, 10:47 AM
Really? I'm sure there's some touch-up of his writing, you'd never suspect his amazing English skills from his press conferences.

And it's a nice blog. Just goes to show how much can be lost in translation.

The basic facts are and yes I am bilingual and I assume that this would go the same for most people in this situation or even monolingual individuals.

There are certain skills that one is better in than the other. Some read, better than they speak, others write better and vice versa.

I have a friend of mine who can speak English quite well, but is horrible at writing.

gulzhan
09-15-2006, 12:43 PM
Davydenko is RUSSIAN, of course his blog is amazing! Russians are born with a sense of humor.

Wow! :bigclap: What can I say? My sis keeps saying Stepanek is a real macho! :kiss:

i love paradorn
09-15-2006, 03:09 PM
Wow! :bigclap: What can I say? My sis keeps saying Stepanek is a real macho! :kiss:

Really? My sister told me she thought he was a tool.

Pigpen Stinks
09-15-2006, 04:50 PM
"After the Davis Cup in Moscow, next week, I will take two weekís rest and return home back to Germany. When I say home, I consider Germany to be home. I will spend time there practicing and buy a house in Germany near the Belgian border."

I got a kick out of this last part. He slips in the fact that he's buying a house so matter of factly, like he's going grocery shopping.

Yappa
09-15-2006, 05:23 PM
He speaks german quite well. In an US Open interview he said that he reads "Bild" (yellow press) and "Chip" (computer magazine).

hanabishi
09-16-2006, 01:38 AM
Overall, I liked this blog. While it's not LOL funny, it's interesting enough and Davydenko does have a more engaging personality than what we've previously seen from him.

Scotso
09-16-2006, 03:56 AM
:sobbing:

:hug:

World Beater
09-16-2006, 05:34 AM
man kolya is pretty interesting...he seems to have that dull personality, but this blog says otherwise...perhaps ljubo isnt so wooden either.

Action Jackson
09-16-2006, 07:23 AM
man kolya is pretty interesting...he seems to have that dull personality, but this blog says otherwise...perhaps ljubo isnt so wooden either.

Ljubo is far from wooden.

Leo
09-16-2006, 07:51 AM
man kolya is pretty interesting...he seems to have that dull personality, but this blog says otherwise...perhaps ljubo isnt so wooden either.

Whiny brats usually aren't wooden.

Davydenko's reason for retirement was pretty lame.

Saumon
09-16-2006, 12:43 PM
Davydenko's reason for retirement was pretty lame.
he couldn't say "Shamil Tarpishev won't let me play the DC tie if I am in the final of this tourney so I retired" :rolleyes:

btw I didnt really understand yesterday's entry :confused: :o

Saumon
09-16-2006, 12:44 PM
the last entry is up! :D the pics are. :haha: :haha:

I really enjoyed doing the blog this week. I remember reading Dmitryís [Tursunov] earlier this season. I wanted to add plenty of fun photos, not of me on the court. I wanted people to smile and have heard positive things from friends and fans. Thank you to everyone for reading throughout the week.
:D :p

Ceri
09-16-2006, 01:07 PM
Aww what a nice guy! Have really enjoyed reading his blog this week. :)

hanabishi
09-16-2006, 01:10 PM
Irina wanted to do some shopping, so I dropped her off and gave her my credit card! I went on to the tournament site to thanks everyone.

I still havenít heard from Irina. I guess I wonít see her until our flight tomorrow?

Now THAT, my friends, is a real boyfriend! :)

hanabishi
09-16-2006, 01:13 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/annie572/davydenko1.jpg
wanna fight???? fight ME!!!

gulzhan
09-16-2006, 01:43 PM
he couldn't say "Shamil Tarpishev won't let me play the DC tie if I am in the final of this tourney so I retired"

This is a serious reason.. that, admit it, should be respected :devil: Who said Davy is greedy?!!!

Cool blog, Kolya! We always knew you are hot!!! :D
The last of the top Russians won sympathies of the hard-hearted MTF members! :p

Now, get ready for DC and let's show the Americans how to play tennis..... on clay :haha:

Vamos, Davydenko! :cool: