Another gem from Kolya. And the press is catching on.
Q. Would you love to write a book? Because you're an interesting figure, a great character.
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Write a book? You mean a humor book? Tennis book? Action book? I don't know.
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: No, no, no. Maybe. Really, I don't know. I still play tennis. I don't know what I can do after if I continue tennis really. It's interesting.
I would like to go in business, but I don't want to lose my money also in the business. That's different decision and difficult what I can do.
Q. Why are you always talking about money every time?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Because we are Russian (smiling.) Russian always talking about money. And you know all Russian can get only cash, not like you guys, only credit cards also. But not always getting money.
In tennis, for us, it's most important winning and titles to get, you know. Because we have not so long career. Like if we play 10 years, in 10 years if you win some tournaments, you can tell your kids what you did.
Because, you know, if my kids asking, Papa, why you not working? What you doing now? I need to explain what I did, how was my life was before. That's was different situation. Not like normal people, you know, working and get to some job, and then kids can say in school about what's parents doing.
That's what's in my position is different now.
Q. Are you a vodka drinker?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Yes.
Q. Is that where you get your strength from?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: No, I don't drink really. I don't drink so much because, you see, I'm skinny. I mix only. Sometimes I drink clear vodka, sometimes mixed with Red Bull. Little bit get power in night club or disco.
Because if I drink only vodka I go sleep straight. That's what's something change.
Q. If you retire and you explain to your children why you're not working anymore...
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: It's interesting. We're not talking about tennis. We're talking about my life. This is my first experience like this in the press (laughter.)
Q. If you explain that you don't have a Grand Slam victory in a tournament, would you be happy?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: I think so, yes. I just explain what I did, you know. It's not only think about Grand Slam. I did my job. I did my, you know, tennis career. Some guys didn't win anything, you know.
But also you can explain something. He beat somebody, you know, in top 10, or winning some great matches. I can explain I have now 20 titles. That's what's was I can explain Davis Cup win. That's something I can and something I can explain my kids. I hope I can. I hope I can have kids also in the futures. We'll see.
Q. Would you want to have them so they can still see you play?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Yes. No. Yes and no. Really, I would like have kids now, like Federer already two have, or Hewitt. You know, we have the same age. But my wife don't want to, you know, stay at home. She travel with me now.
At least now is important time. Now I'm top 10. She scared about if I start to, with kids, lose tennis and go down, stray. That's was because I start to miss and I want to go home. I don't want to practicing. That's what's is different.
Maybe for me is better for me be with my wife at this time, no kids. If I be out of top 10, maybe for sure. You know, for sure. But yet is difficult decision to be top 10 and something change.
But I like it maybe.
Q. She thinks you can win the tournament, your wife?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: She think always I can win everything. But not everything I can win.
Q. You said your wife says she thinks you can win every tournament you enter.
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: That's because she's my wife.