Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Tennis Tuesday (reprise): David Nalbandian Retires

In other tennis news, longtime player David Nalbandian announced his retirement from tennis today. The Australian Argentinian reached a career high ATP ranking of #3 in 2006 and appeared in the 2001 Wimbledon final and three major semifinals (2006 Australian Open, 2002 French Open and 2003 US Open), reflecting his all-court game.
Nalbandian cited a shoulder injury as the cause of his decision. "I can play matches, but my shoulder won't let me continue my career," he shared with the media in Buenos Aires. "I can't play like that at a [professional] level. 
"It's tough because I have to announce my retirement from the sport that gave me so much. I'm very grateful." 
Nalbandian beat Roger Federer in a fifth-set tie-break to hoist the Tennis Masters Cup trophy in 2005. 
In 2007, he captured back-to-back ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies in Madrid and Paris. Nalbandian defeated both Federer and Rafael Nadal at each event en route to the title.
Nalbandian also took Argentina to the Davis Cup finals three times, but they were never able to win the final tie.

Farewell, to David, we will miss you!

Hat/tip to reader Delmar!

1 comment:

carter said...

You mention the Australian!
He is from Argentina.


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