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

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Davydenko started match fixing tennis matches at age 7 with his brother, Eduard who also turned professional as well. During his junior tennis years, he moved to Salmtal, Germany with his brother at 15 to further develop his tennis abilities and to play in more tournaments.

Davydenko turned professional in 1999. In 2000, he played mainly on the Futures Tour where he captured one title and reached three finals. He made his ATP debut at Amsterdam, reaching the semi-final. Later in August, he won his first Challenger title in Monchengladbach.

In 2001, Davydenko made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open, where he made it to the 2nd round before losing to former World No. 1, Patrick Rafter in 4 sets. This performance captured the public eye of his talent and ability. Later in February, he injured his lower back in Dallas and subsequently was out for six weeks. After the injury, he came back to win two Challenger titles in Ulm and Istanbul. He finished the season with a quarter-final in Basel.

In 2002, Davydenko continued to play on both the ATP Tour and Challenger events. It was a steady year with quarter-final appearances in Bastad and Vienna. During the year he captured his fourth Challenger title in Szczecin.

Davydenko made huge strides on the ATP Tour in 2003. He opened the season with his first ATP title in Adelaide defeating Kristof Vliegen in the final. A few month later, he captured his second tour title in Estoril on clay beating Agustin Calleri. His season was backed up with solid performances on clay in Barcelona and St. Pölten, reaching the quarter final and final respectively. After a solid year, Davydenko finished in the top 50 for the first time in his career.

His progress continued in 2004, capturing two more titles for the second consecutive year. After a slow start to season, a quarter final in the Monte Carlo Masters kicked off a 10-2 matches run. A week later he won in Munich for his third title. Backed up his win by reaching the semi-final in Stuttgart losing to Guillermo Cañas. In October, he captured his first home soil victory in Moscow by winning both the singles and doubles (partnering Igor Andreev). Finished the season in the top 30 for the first time.

In 2005, began the season by reaching the quarter-final for the first time in a Grand Slam at the Australian Open. During the clay season, captured his fifth career title in St. Pölten beating home favourite, Jurgen Melzer. Continued his solid form by reaching the semi-finals of Hamburg Masters and his first Grand Slam at the French Open. There was a controversy after the French Open because he lost to Mariano Puerta in 5 close sets 3-6 7-5 6-2 4-6 4-6, who was later caught and banned for doping. He reached the top 10 for the first time after the French Open. Closed out the year by reaching the quarter-finals at the Cincinnati Masters and the Paris Masters. After a great season, allowed him to qualified Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai for the first time and reached the semi-finals losing to David Nalbandian. Finished the year as the No. 1 Russian and world No. 5.

After his rapid rise into the top 5 in 2005, Davydenko continued to stay in the top 5 for 2006. Repeated his quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer in 4 tight sets, 4-6 6-3 6-7(7) 6-7(5). He had another solid clay court season, reaching the final in Estoril and quarter final at the TMS Hamburg. Defended his title in Pöertschach and reached the quarter-final at the French Open for the second year. His form continued after an early loss at Wimbledon with wins in Sopot and his first American soil win in New Haven. After the win on the hardcourt season, he reached his second Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open, losing to Roger Federer. Finished the season with a win in Moscow and his first career TMS title in Paris. After getting married, Davydenko helped Russia win the Davis Cup against Argentina. Reached a career high ranking of No. 3 which he finished on for the year.

2007 started with another quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open for the third consecutive year. After, he struggled with his form at the start on the clay season. But suddenly found his form at the Rome Masters where he reached the semi-final before losing to the "King of Clay", Rafael Nadal in a great match 6-7 7-6 4-6. Proved many critics of his form by reaching the semi-final for the second time at the French Open, losing to Roger Federer again 5-7 6-7 6-7. At Wimbledon, surprised the tennis world by reaching the 4th round on his least preferred surface. This was the first time Davydenko won back-to-back matches that were played on grass. In august 2007 he fixed a match vs. Vassallo-Arguello so blatantly ATP are considering to ban him for life.

it wasn´t me :p
 

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Jesus! This person/people must have been really really pissed off. There were references to the match and the assumptions and speculations of match fixing on almost every section...
 

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I'm thinking a lifetime ban is sutible for Davydenko. Oh and he has to return all his prize money.
Oh please, it's all speculation and assumption. No one knows what really happened, but you're all ready to condemn him and throw him to the sharks. Let them complete the investigation and let all of the facts come out first before you start the boat.
 

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Oh please, it's all speculation and assumption. No one knows what really happened, but you're all ready to condemn him and throw him to the sharks. Let them complete the investigation and let all of the facts come out first before you start the boat.
Yes, good idea, let the sharks eat him :D :D :D Also well we are at it lets throw Volandri, Vanek, Whitehouse, Economidis and Garcia to the sharks.

Lots more to come...
 

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hehe, maybe he just wanted to go fishing :haha:
 

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Probably Dylan
 

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this is just evil :haha:

"During his spare time he enjoys cycling, fishing, soccer, hockey and watching Gay pornography."

"Tennis fans have referred Davydenko as "Tanker", the Russian nickname for Nikolay. He has also been called "Fixer" due to the fact that he plays more tournaments per year than any other player"

"On August 2nd 2007, Davydenko was beaten in the 2nd round of the Orange Prokom Open by Martin Vassallo-Arguello of Argentina. The match was notable not only because Davydenko retired injured but also for the suspicious betting patterns reported by British betting-exchange Betfair. Just prior to the match the odds on Vassallo shortened rapidly and continued to do so as the match progressed."

"Many tennis analysts and fans who watched the match were highly suspicious of Davydenko's efforts. The ATP have been notified and an investigation into the betting irregularities is underway."
 

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And people say he's boring. ;)
 

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... a bit too evil for my taste, but you're right orlando :haha:
 

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He is a Guns N' Roses fan as well as a Coldplay fan, his favourite Coldplay song is "Fix you". He is also an avid follower of WWE wrestling as you always know the outcome.
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