DAVID NALBANDIAN

  • Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian quits tennis October 1, 2013

    Argentina: Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina has announced his retirement from professional tennis due to injuries. The 31yearold achieved a career high ranking of number three and was the runnerup at Wimbledon in 2002, losing to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. He reached the semifinals or better at all four...
  • Cilic, Berdych reach 3rd round at Queen's June 12, 2013

    London: Defending champion Marin Cilic advanced to the third round at Queen's Club with a 63, 64 win over fellow Croat Ivan Dodig on Wednesday. The No. 5seeded Cilic was never under pressure and Dodig failed to earn a break point. Cilic won the title last year when David Nalbandian was...
  • Nadal beats Nalbandian to win Brazil Open February 18, 2013

    Sao Paulo: The last time Rafael Nadal won in Brazil, it was at the very start of the most dominant claycourt career tennis has ever seen. Eight years later, Nadal hopes his second title here will mark the restart. Nadal beat David Nalbandian 62, 63 in the final of the Brazil...
  • Nadal reaches 2nd straight final since return February 17, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal outlasted 111thranked Martin Alund 63, 67 (2), 61 at the Brazil Open on Saturday, making it to his second straight final after a long layoff to treat his ailing left knee. Nadal next plays David Nalbandian, the former world No. 3 who defeated Simone Bolelli of...
  • Nalbandian begins Brazil Open with 3set victory February 14, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Argentina's David Nalbandian beat Chilean qualifier Jorge Aguilar 75, 57, 63 in a difficult firstround match at the Brazil Open on Wednesday. Nalbandian smashed 11 aces and broke serve four times to beat Aguilar in 2 hours, 12 minutes at the indoor claycourt tournament. Argentina's Horacio Zeballos, who won his...
  • Rafael Nadal renews attack on hard courts February 12, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Former world number one Rafael Nadal has renewed his attack on hard courts as he prepares for the second tournament on his comeback trail at the Brazil Open. The 26yearold Spaniard, who returned to competitive action at the Chile Open last week after a left knee condition sidelined...
  • Federer brushes aside Ramos at Wimbledon June 25, 2012

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer had a familiar result on an unfamiliar court in the first round at Wimbledon. The Swiss sixtime champion was assigned to play his opening game on Court 1 instead of on Centre Court at the All England Club for the first time since 2003, but was his...
  • Nalbandian's anger leaves line judge bloodied June 18, 2012

    London: No matter what David Nalbandian achieves in his career, it is unlikely he will ever forget a moment of madness that left a linesman bloodied, an angry crowd feeling shortchanged and an opponent bewildered. The Argentine has long had a reputation for being a hothead, and 10 years after being...
  • Nalbandian fined for throwing water at official January 20, 2012

    Melbourne: David Nalbandian was fined $8,000 on Friday for throwing water at a staff member at the Australian Open. The 30yearold Argentine player was penalized for unsportsmanlike behavior for the incident, which followed Nalbandian's fiveset, secondround loss to American John Isner on Wednesday. During the match, Nalbandian had been upset when umpire...
  • Federer wins Kooyong final, Nalbandian takes Sydney January 17, 2009

    Melbourne: Roger Federer completed his preparations for a tilt at Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles with an easy 61, 63 victory over Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the Kooyong Classic on Saturday. Federer captured his second title in the eightman invitational event, which he traditionally uses to fine...
  • Tsonga wins Paris Masters, goes to Shanghai Masters November 3, 2008

    Paris: JoWilfried Tsonga won his maiden Masters Series event when he beat Argentine David Nalbandian 63, 46, 64 in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday to clinch the last qualifying spot for the season's finale in Shanghai. The 23yearold Frenchman joined Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray,...
  • BhupathiKnowles win Swiss Indoor tournament October 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles won the ATP Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel on Sunday beating Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. The IndoBahamas duo won the final that lasted 61 minutes in straight sets 63, 63. With the win, the two have improved their track record this season...
  • BhupathiKnowles enter Swiss Indoors final October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas have stormed into the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. The world No. 3 pair of Bhupathi and Knowles beat the Argentine pair of J Acasuso and Agustin Calleri in straight sets 75, 62 in an hour and 17...
  • Nalbandian beats Soderling to win in Stockholm October 13, 2008

    Stockholm: Argentine David Nalbandian held his nerve to beat Swede Robin Soderling 62, 57, 63 on Sunday and win the Stockholm Open in his first appearance at the tournament. It was the ninth career win for Nalbandian, who goes to the Madrid Masters on Monday as the defending champion. "It was a...
  • Nalbandian meets Soderling in Stockholm Open final October 11, 2008

    Stockholm: Top seed David Nalbandian reached the Stockholm Open final with a 62, 61 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Saturday. The world No. 7, who has not dropped a set this week, beat Nieminen for the sixth time in 10 meetings to set up a final showdown with home hope...
  • Playing Davis Cup is great: Nalbandian January 2, 2007

    A first timer at the Chennai Open, World No 8 David Nalbandian is determined to make a mark on Indian soil at the start of a new year. The Argentine, whose birthday falls on January 1, spoke to CNNIBN's Roma Khanna about his new goals and new resolutions. Roma Khanna: Welcome...
  • Nadal to face Federer in semis November 18, 2006

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal won a Masters Cup roundrobin shootout with Russian Nikolay Davydenko 57, 64, 64 on Friday to set up a semifinal against world No 1 Roger Federer. The world No 2 had to take an injury timeout in the deciding set before outlasting Davydenko in a fascinating duel punctuated...
  • Federer, Ljubicic win at Masters Cup November 14, 2006

    Shanghai: Roger Federer saved three match points in a secondset tiebreaker before defeating Andy Roddick 46, 76 (8), 64 Tuesday at the Tennis Masters Cup. Topranked Federer extended his winning stretch in roundrobin matches at the seasonending championship to 14 and his streak against Roddick to eight. David Nalbandian, who beat Federer...
  • Federer, Nalbandian enter Madrid semis October 21, 2006

    Madrid: World No 1 Roger Federer stayed on target for his 10th title of the year with a 63 76 win over unseeded American Robby Ginepri in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters on Friday. The 25yearold Swiss, who has never won the Madrid title, faces world No 4 David Nalbandian...