I’m very pleased to see Nikolay Davydenko back on form.
He missed a lot of tennis at the start of the year due to injury and subsequently saw himself drop out of the top ten for the first time since May 2005.
However this absence from the world’s elite did not last for long as the talented Russian reeled off ten straight victories to claim two titles in as many weeks moving into 8th place.
Davydenko is one of the best players to watch on the tour as he plays the game like nobody else with his machine like hitting from the back of the court.
His technique is flawless and when on song he peppers his opponent with powerful shots that land near or on the baseline which are simply impossible to deal with.
Just ask this years Wimbledon quarter finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero who was embarassed by ‘Kolya’ (the Russian nickname for Nikolay) 6-3 6-0 in the final of clay court tournament Umag which completed his ten match rout.
The Russian is surely due another decent showing in the Montreal Masters this week and he has already seen off Paul-Henri Mathieu in the second round.
So the world number eight is anything but boring right?
Not according to The Sun who branded him ‘the most boring man in tennis’ in an article written in June during the French Open.
Boring? So a man with 16 career singles titles to his name, four appearances in grand slam semi finals, two wins over Rafael Nadal and an accusation of match fixing is boring?! I don’t think so.