The sport’s top players are dropping like flies at the Dubai Open. Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko (picture) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all crashed out Wednesday joining Roger Federer, who pulled out on Sunday.
After an astonishing recovery, Nikolay Davydenko defeated Rafael Nadal (0-6, 7-6, 6-4) in the Qatar Open final on Saturday in Doha. The world number six secured his ninth victory since the ATP World Tour Finals in London in November.
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko secured his spot in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London after defeating Swiss world number one Roger Federer, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. He will face one of Juan Martin Del Potro or Robin Söderling.
World number two Rafael Nadal lost 6-1 7-6 to Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Wednesday. The loss forces him out of the ATP World Tour Finals even if he wins against Novak Djokovic in his final round-robin match on Friday.
The majority of the favourites in the Paris Masters Open have survived the second round, such as Russia's Nikolay Davydenko (pictured) who defeated German Benjamin Becker and French title holder Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko clinched his fourth title of the year with a 7-6 6-3 win over Spain's Rafael Nadal in the final of the Shanghai Masters. The Spaniard is still short of his best form after suffering from knee and abdominal injuries.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick eased into the third round of the men's draw at Flushing Meadows, while Florent Serra and Marc Gicquel were the latest Frenchmen to crash out.