Saturday, April 5, 2008

Davydenko may skip the Olympic Games

World No.4 Nikolay Davydenko said he might skip the Beijing Olympics. The Russian explaines, that the long flight from China to the States could make him perform worse at the US Open, which he sees as a greater goal than a gold medal.

"I don't want to say 100 percent I go to the Olympics, because for me it's very important in America to play after the Olympics the U.S. Open," Davydenko said Thursday.

The Russian said he already had made the expierience with such a long flight and describes it as a painful one.

"It was 12 hours to fly and 12 hours difference between the USA and Asia," he said. "Recovery was maybe three or four days. It's so tough."

Should he really skip the Olympic Games, Davydenko would be in good company - Andy Roddick already decided he won't perform at the Games, 'coz he too thinks that the US Open are more important than the Olympics.


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