Russian tennis star Davydenko loses place in ATP Top-10

Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko has lost his place in the

world top-10, according to the

Association of


Professionals (

ATP) rankings, published on


The 29-year-old Russian tennis player had held onto his position

in the top-10 since July 2009, but plunged from 6th to 11th

position after his poor performance last week at the Shanghai

Tennis Tournament in China.

Despite winning the tournament in 2009, Davydenko was knocked

out in the first round this year by Germany’s Mischa Zverev, ranked

98th by


Mikhail Youzhny is now the only Russian player in the

ATP Top-10, holding ninth place.