Nikolay Davydenko to skip Wimbledon

BY foxsports • May 28, 2013

Nikolay Davydenko will skip Wimbledon for the first time since his debut at the All England Club in 2002.

The Russian made the announcement after ending a five-match losing run by defeating Florent Serra 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round at the French Open on Tuesday.

Davydenko says ''I don't think I'll play on grass'' as ''I prepare for four more tournaments on clay after Wimbledon.''

The 48th-ranked Russian, who is making his 12th appearance at Roland Garros, hasn't had much success on grass. His best showing at Wimbledon was reaching the fourth round in 2007, and he lost in the first round the past two years.

Davydenko reached the semifinals of the French Open in 2005 and 2007. He next faces Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

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