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I’ve always liked Kolya.

When in PlayStationdenko mode he was a real joy to watch.

Was lacking a bit in the mental department. If not for that who knows maybe he could have won a slam.
 

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Never had the impression that Davydenko was forgotten, it's still quite close, but he's also a player with a specific personality and never stingy with a good word in itw.

Of course, he has his MS, Bercy, Miami, Shanghai and his end of the 2009 season, but imo, his Masters is also the most beautiful edition of recent years ... even if it goes back 11 years.
 

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If tennis were like boxing and only certain super players with major money making potential are allowed to become the big stars, while some of the best boxers with the wrong management are roadblocked from superstardom, Davydenko may be a victim of the business. Such a fantastic player but little charisma and he did not sell any tickets or bring in mass tv audiences. As far as pure talent he was an absolute machine and wonderful for the purists to witness. Sensationally underrated player.
 

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Tennis Channel never shows any of his classic matches. ESPN never talks about him anymore. He's faded away. But not here,we revive his memories here!
 
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He really does deserve an honorable mention. He was fuckin good man, I mean really good. Could take the ball on the rise beautifully and had all big 3 on the ropes constantly and beat them too. 6-1 against Dull off clay. Such a shotmaker
 

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Tennis Channel never shows any of his classic matches. ESPN never talks about him anymore. He's faded away. But not here,we revive his memories here!
ESPN is a sport-related mouthpiece for the for the leftist socialist movement in the USA. They literally admitted it when they "re-structured" a couple years ago. It's complete garbage.
 

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It's too bad Davydenko lost to the eventually banned for doping Puerta in 2005 at RG. It was probably Davydenko's best chance of reaching a Grand Slam final although he wouldn't have won. Davydenko was never known for supreme stamina, so I doubt he would have put up much of a fight after 2 straight five-setters. Reaching a Grand Slam final might have been good for his confidence though, and I would have liked to see a more confident Davydenko on tour.
 

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Rafa never talks about Davydenko. Maybe because the media never asks him about him. Nobody in the media talks about Davydenko. Perfect form technique, some incredible results. Never saw him tired or gassed out on court. Never saw him injured. Little Iron Man. Quiet Russians tend to be overshadowed.
 

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Davy was great. Think he gets overlooked a lot because of the fact that he was not a big personality. he just went about his business. But it cant be overlooked that he is one of only a handful of guys to have a winning record against Rafael Nadal after having played him more than once. When he was playing well he was amazing to watch. I truly believe that if he was born in a different era, for example if he was playing now he could have won a major
 

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Davydenko has good records vs the kingpins of the ATP
4-6 vs Andy Murray
6-5 vs Rafa Nadal
2-6 vs Noval Djokovic
3-4 vs Delpo
2-3 vs Marin Cilic
2-2 vs Gael Monfils
1-2 vs Andre Agassi
2-1 vs Stan Wawrinka

he had major difficulties with these two though...
0-4 vs Lleyton Hewitt
2-19 vs Federer
1-5 vs Andy Roddick
 

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Kolya. A wonderful player with many achievements. Not sure I would rank him among the greats, but my standards of greatness could be different than yours.

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