Davydenko biggest quitter ever or was he really injured?

BeHappy

Hall of Fame
Davydenko is physically in terrible shape and has been for 2 years. He's completely lost his speed because of his chronic injuries. It's entirely possible that they built up to a point where it was just too painful.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Davydenko is 32 now and a shadow of the player he once was. His last good season was 4 years ago in 2009 when he was still a top 10 player and won Shanghai and the WTF.

Since then his career has nosedived due mostly to chronic injuries. I can't see him lasting on the tour for much longer!
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
Biggest quitter ever? That's Tipsarevic. In his heyday Davy was one of the hardest workers on tour, fit as a fiddle. I think you are blowing his reputation way out of proportion. He was only down 3-0 today, against a relative nobody. I personally believe he just was not healthy enough to continue.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Davedenko was seen on the practice court by one of the commentators and he was coughing and blowing his nose.

He was not well.
 

JustBob

Hall of Fame
He has bronchitis and had trouble breathing. He said:

"I just want to see how he will play"

Meaning it was obvious Pospisil was out of gas in his last match, and Davy hoped he might just fold.

"But the second game was very tough for me. He played long rallies and I could not hold this level."

So he tried, saw that Pospisil would not fold or run out gas quickly, and retired.
 
What was the problem this time?

Pospisil with an easy pass into the semis. He'll take it! :)

According to his press conference, Monty Burns wanted to see if his opponent would "bring it". And it turns out, his opponent did indeed bring it.

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And then he quit.
 
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Deleted member 307496

Guest
Davydenko is 32 now and a shadow of the player he once was. His last good season was 4 years ago in 2009 when he was still a top 10 player and won Shanghai and the WTF.

Since then his career has nosedived due mostly to chronic injuries. I can't see him lasting on the tour for much longer!
Hewitt seems to have toughed it out.
 
Davy has one of the thinnest frames on ATP at 70kg/154lbs. No wonder he's got all the chronic injuries. It's a good lesson for all the young talents: Build your muscles well to stay healthy.
 

Mikael

Professional
Davydenko won his 1st round in Cincy, seems like a really fast recovery if indeed he had bronchitis...
 
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