• Davydenko headlines field in Hamburg

    7/19/10 2:16 AM | Kelli DeMario
    Davydenko headlines field in Hamburg Defending champion Nikolay Davydenko makes his return to clay-court competition at the International German Open Hamburg this week. The 29-year-old Russian enters the ATP World Tour 500 event as the top seed.

    World No. 6 Nikolay Davydenko will be making his return to ATP World Tour play after suffering an opening-round defeat to Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver in Stuttgart.

    Davydenko commences the tournament with a 17-6 record, bolstered by a run to the Doha championship in January (def. Nadal). The 29-year-old has struggled as of late, unable to secure back-to-back matches since sustaining a broken wrist in mid March.

    The Russian, who captured the 2009 title over Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, is taking part in his eighth International German Open Hamburg.

    With most of the top 10 continuing their rest period before the Masters 1000 Toronto, Davydenko leads a formidable field of seeded players which includes: David Ferrer, Jurgen Melzer, Gael Monfils, Nicolas Almagro, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Thomaz Bellucci and Albert Montanes.

    The World No. 6 tops a difficult half of the draw that hosts fourth seed Monfils, fifth seed Almagro, sixth seed Ferrero, ninth seed Gilles Simon, 12th seed Victor Hanescu, 14th seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and 15th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.

    After an opening-round bye, Davydenko plays either Frenchman Florent Serra or Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan. The nearest seed in the Russian’s quarter of the draw is Garcia-Lopez, who looks to be a likely opponent in the round of 16. Should Davydenko progress through the early rounds, 2010 Swedish Open champion Nicolas Almagro looms as a probable quarterfinal challenger.

    Find the latest tennis odds at

Tell a friend »


Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

Unibet Mobile prematch,live betting

Unibet Mobile betting Unibet Mobile betting

Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
 For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.

ATP Calendar


Recommend Tennistalk

Follow us

Follow Tennistalk on Facebook Follow Tennistalk on Twitter

Tell a friend

Your name:

Friend's name:

Friend's email:

Other tennis links