of Russia could drop out of the top 10 following a shock defeat in the 1st round of the ATP 250 event in Malaysia. The Russian had won the title last year but this time around he was beaten in 3 sets by his compatriot Igor Andreev in 3 tight sets.
Davydenko must now successfully defend the ATP Masters 1000 title in Shanghai which he won last year when he beat the world number 1 Rafael Nadal in the final otherwise he will drop out of the world’s top 10
Last year Davydenko backed up winning in Shanghai by winning the ATP World tour finals at the O2 Arena In London, on his way to the title in London he beat, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro.
This year the Russian was many people’s tip to win the Australian Open but he lost in 4 sets to the eventual champion, Federer.