Australian Open

Davydenko looking dangerous

2010-01-23 10:27
Nikolay Davydenko (AFP Photo)

Melbourne - Dangerous Russian Nikolay Davydenko produced another top notch performance to make the fourth round of the Australian Open, beating Argentinian Juan Monaco in straight sets 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday.

Davydenko, the sixth seed, has yet to drop a set in three matches and has conceded just 17 games in nine sets in reaching the last 16 for the fifth year in a row.

The win over the 30th-seeded Monaco in one hour and 49 minutes also extended his current winning streak to 12 matches.

Monaco was powerless to stop an early onslaught as the Russian 28-year-old reeled off the first nine games in quick time.

The Argentinian won just eight points in the first set and took until the fourth game of the second set to get on the board.

Such was the dominance of Davydenko that Monaco raised his arms in triumph and looked thankfully to the heavens when he finally held serve to open his account.

Monaco was more competitive in the third set, achieving his only break of the match, but Davydenko quickly steadied and a break of his own in the ninth game allowed him to serve out the match.

Davydenko, who has never made a Grand Slam final, hit 22 winners on his way to his fourth win in five meetings with Monaco, while his opponent could only manage four.

The Russian's opponent in the fourth round is likely to be ninth seed Fernando Verdasco, who plays qualifier Stefan Koubek later.

Read more on:    nikolay davydenko  |  australian open

Federer clinches Davis Cup

2014-11-23 16:23


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

Want to start talking dirty?
Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.