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Davydenko books ticket to Shanghai

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Russias Nikolay Davydenko has done enough to confirm his place at the ATPs Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai for the fourth successive year.

Nikolay Davydenko joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the end-of-season extravaganza.

Three places are still up for grabs with two weeks of the regular season to go.

Nikolay Davydenko won his second Masters shield earlier in the year when he collected the Miami title. He also won in Poertschach and Warsaw during 2008.

“I’m very happy to qualify for the fourth consecutive year, Davydenko said.

It is very special for me to play in Shanghai. The tournament is so good. The organisation, the stadium, the hotel, the crowd, everything is great.”

Two more pairs have cemented their places in the draw of the Masters Cup doubles event too.

Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Mark Knowles of Bahamas, along with Roland Garros champions Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Luis Horna of Peru will be in China at the eight-team event.

The Tennis Masters Cup will be held from November 9-16.


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