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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Davydenko Joins Safin in Wimbledon-Bashing

Nikolay Davydenko has joined his Russian Davis Cup teammate Marat Safin in criticizing the way Wimbledon is run.

"Wimbledon is the world's most boring tournament," Davydenko told the Sovietsky Sport newspaper.

"There's hardly anything to do apart from tennis. You constantly find yourself yawning. There's no entertainment here."

The world No. 4 has never found himself at ease on the slick grass courts at the All England Club, failing to progress beyond the second round in his five previous appearances at the tournament.

"We've staying in the city center, so it's a bit better," said the Russian, who has made his breakthrough this year, coming from two sets down to beat Australia's Chris Guccione and reach the last 32 for the first time.

"If we rented a house near Wimbledon, it would have been a total bore. There's absolutely nothing to do besides tennis."

Former world No. 1 Safin was also highly critical of Wimbledon, complaining about the food prices and the security before he was knocked out by defending champion Roger Federer in the third round of the tournament on Friday.