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Brands wins first-rounder in Germany; Federer next

HAMBURG, Germany, July 15 (UPI) -- Daniel Brands won in straight sets Monday and advanced to a second-round match against top-seeded Roger Federer at the German Tennis Championships.
Top-seed Haas gains spot in Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

Top-seed Haas gains spot in Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

STUTTGART, Germany, July 11 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Tommy Haas was pushed to a third set Thursday but still made it through to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Germany.

Gulbis earns second-round shot at Tommy Haas

STUTTGART, Germany, July 9 (UPI) -- Ernests Gulbis rallied for a win Tuesday that put him in the second round against No. 1-seed Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Germany.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to fourth round at French Open

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the French Open Saturday with three-set wins.
Nadal drops early set but wins at French Open

Nadal drops early set but wins at French Open

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal staggered early but won in four sets Friday in a French Open second-round match.
Djokovic wins in straight sets at French Open

Djokovic wins in straight sets at French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic claimed a tough three-set win Tuesday in his first match at the French Open.

Bedene advances on ATP upset in Germany

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- Aljaz Bedene, a late entry into the main draw, collected an upset win Tuesday in the first round of the ATP's Power Horse Cup tennis tournament in Germany.

Richard Gasquet, Grigor Dimitrov open BNL International with wins

ROME, May 12 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov were among the Opening Day winners Sunday at the BNL International event in Rome.

Dimitrov caps Madrid Open day with win

MADRID, May 6 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov finished off Monday's long schedule with a win at the Mutua Madrid Open that put him in the second round against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Brands among early winners at ATP BMW Open

MUNICH, Germany, April 29 (UPI) -- Daniel Brands needed to rally for a first-round win Monday at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Berdych reaches Barcelona Open third round

Berdych reaches Barcelona Open third round

BARCELONA, Spain, April 23 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Tomas Berdych needed a third set Tuesday to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament.

Andujar gets late Monday ATP win in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 22 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar wrapped up Monday's play at the Barcelona Open tennis tournament with a tough three-set win over Grega Zemlja.
Dimitrov advances on upset win in Monte Carlo

Dimitrov advances on upset win in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 16 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov posted a straight-set upset victory Tuesday in second-round play at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.
Pair of upsets mark ATP's Monte Carlo Masters

Pair of upsets mark ATP's Monte Carlo Masters

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 15 (UPI) -- Fabio Fognini and Roberto Bautista-Agut posted upset wins Monday in first-round play of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.

Djokovic, Murray take BNP Paribas wins

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray each needed three sets to record second-round victories Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.
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Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko tosses the ball up to serve in his match against Tommy Haas on day 10 at the U.S. Open in New York City on September 5, 2007. Nikolay Davydenko defeated Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko (Russian: Николай Владимирович Давыденко; born June 2, 1981 in Severodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian tennis player. Davydenko's best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the semi-finals, which he has done on four occasions – twice each at the French Open and the U.S. Open. He was runner-up at the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup and then went one better the next year winning the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. He has also won three Masters Series shields. He is one of the players who has a winning record against Rafael Nadal.

Years later, Davydenko explained his peripatetic youth, "I stayed four years in Russia. Eduard worked as a tennis coach for kids and we practised together. He pushed me pretty hard. At 15 we left for Germany. A Russian who lived there convinced Eduard it would be better for me and help me to learn more about my game with better coaches. In Europe I could play more tournaments and earn more money than in Russia."

Davydenko was granted Russian citizenship in 1999 at the age of 18, and has represented Russia ever since. In 2007 he applied for Austrian citizenship (so as to obtain a dual citizenship), and has also previously applied for German citizenship.

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