David Nalbandian

Goffin Heroics Not Enough at Davis Cup Finals but Bode Well for 2018 Success

November 27, 2017

David Goffin’s very good year ended yesterday in disappointing fashion. The Belgian’s Davis Cup team lost to France 3-2 in the Cup final, but it certainly was not through any fault of Goffin’s. Despite being bummed by the team’s loss, Goffin said he finished his season with the “sense of having done my duty.” Indeed […]

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Berlocq Leads Argentina to Upset of France in Davis Cup

April 8, 2013

Argentine Carlos Berlocq held his nerve in the deciding fifth rubber of Davis Cup quarterfinal competition yesterday to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and propel Argentina to a 3-2 victory over heavily favored France in Buenos Aires. It was four-time finalist Argentina’s first win in six tries against nine-time champion France. Argentina […]

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Triumphant Trio Loom Large at Wimbledon

June 24, 2012

With 28 of the last 29 Grand Slam titles divided between them, it would be foolhardy to pick anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer to win the 2012 edition of Wimbledon. The Championships begin tomorrow at the All England Club. Andy Murray, the fourth member of the Top Four, has fallen […]

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Nalbandian Upsets Tsonga at Indian Wells

March 15, 2012

Argentine David Nalbandian rallied from the brink of defeat to upset No. 6-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., yesterday afternoon.  The oft-injured Nalbandian, ranked No. 74, saved a match point with Tsonga serving at 5-4 in the second set and then won […]

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Nouni Merits Red Card for Australian Open Overrule

January 19, 2012

Kader Nouni the grooviest man in tennis. So says the Facebook page of the colorful French tennis umpire. Don’t tell that to Argentine David Nalbandian, though. Nalbandian got hosed yesterday at the Australian Open by Nouni’s controversial overrule of a line judges’ out call late in the fifth set of his second-round match with American […]

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Top Three Men’s Tennis Matches of 2011

December 14, 2011

Picking the best tennis matches can be a very subjective endeavor. Some favor gut-wrenching, knock-down, drag-out battles. Five set marathons of ebb and flow. Matches marked by nerve-racking suspense where the outcome isn’t determined until the bitter end. Others prefer contests won by pure shot-making brilliance and execution. Battles won more by artistry than by […]

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Djokovic and Murray Primed to Meet in U.S. Open Final

August 28, 2011

Picking a winner for the U.S. Open, which begins tomorrow, is more complicated than it was three weeks ago when the Rogers Cup began in Montreal. The top four players — really, the only serious contenders — were competing for the first time since Wimbledon in back-to-back Masters Series events leading up to the last […]

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Djokovic Looks to Continue Streak at Sony Ericsson

March 25, 2011

Red-hot Novak Djokovic puts his 20 match winning streak on the line tonight in a second-round match against Denis Istomin at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Nole, like all the seeds, received a first-round bye. The Serb, then ranked No. 3, extended his unbeaten run by rallying from a set down to defeat top-ranked […]

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Davis Cup Heroics Force Nalbandian Under the Knife

March 10, 2011

David Nalbandian should have been in Indian Wells, Calif., today, preparing for the start of the BNP Paribas Open. Instead, the former world No. 3 Argentine was in a Buenos Aires hospital undergoing surgery for a sports hernia and a torn left adductor muscle. Once again, Nalbandian’s passionate committment to anchoring a winning Argentine Davis […]

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Nalbandian Edges Hewitt in Classic at Melbourne

January 19, 2011

It was billed as a match with epic potential. It ended up all of that and more. Argentine David Nalbandian outlasted native son Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 6-4, 3-6. 7-6 (1), 9-7 in a first-round marathon stretching into the wee hours Wednesday morning at the Australian Open. When Nalbandian’s topspin lob looped over Hewitt’s head and […]

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