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Yes he's 21 and he could be in top 20 after AO but he has a terrible first opponent...Hewitt in Australia,it couldn't
have been worse. Hope he can win this difficult first match
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   2       2    Federer                0    9245     250
   3       3    Djokovic               0    6240      20
   4       4    Soderling              0    5785     150
   5       5    Murray                 0    5760      20
   6       6    Berdych                0    3955      90
   7       7    Ferrer               150    3795     150   A
   8       8    Roddick                0    3565     150
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   11      11   Melzer                 0    2785      90
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   13      13   Tsonga                 0    2345      90
   14      14   Almagro               90    2160      90
   15      15   Cilic                  0    2140     150
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   17      16   Fish                   0    1921      15
   18      18   Querrey                0    1860     250
   19      19   Wawrinka               0    1855     250
   20      20   Isner                 45    1645      45
   21      27   Nalbandian           150    1610      45   A
   22      21   Baghdatis              0    1580      45
   23      24   Gulbis                90    1575      45
   24      22   Llodra                 0    1575      45
   25      23   Davydenko              0    1555      45
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He's N°19.....welcome back in top 20 David
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   3       3    Djokovic              10   5,890   A
   4       4    Soderling             10   5,785   A
   5       5    Murray                10   4,570   A
   6       6    Berdych               10   3,920   A
   7       7    Ferrer                10   3,860   A
   8       8    Roddick               10   3,215   A
   9       9    Verdasco              10   3,070   A
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   17      19   Wawrinka              10   1,775   A
   18      13   Tsonga                10   1,635   A
   19      21   Nalbandian            10   1,620   A
   20      23   Gulbis                10   1,575   A
   21      24   Llodra                10   1,540   A
   22      22   Baghdatis             10   1,500   A
   23      20   Isner                 10   1,475   A
   24      27   Troicki               10   1,455   A
   25      15   Cilic                 10   1,430   A
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David Nalbandian - 18.01.11
Wednesday, 19 January, 2011

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Q. How much of a factor playing Lleyton at home is in your mind when you go onto the court and potentially it could be his last appearance here at the Australian Open?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: You mean before the match?

Q. Yes.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Before the match I thought the match will be very, very tough, like was. I mean, he didn't play a lot in the last month, and I thought maybe if I play good with good shots, maybe he wasn't on a good move.

I mean, but he play unbelievable. From the beginning was very tough. Very tough first round. And I expect a match like that with the crowd. It's amazing playing with full stadium, with him here in Australia.

But I think we both have a lot of chances. I mean, I was two match points down and then I turnover. I was serving for the match before in the fifth. It was that kind of matches that nobody can forget it.

Q. You played him here five years ago in a similar situation. Did that memory play any part for you tonight as well?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, that was quarterfinals, was many years ago. We both are older now with hip surgery. It is not easy to come back. I think we play a very intense tennis today until the end. We was both cramping, very tired. We fight. We both fight until the very end.

Q. Do you have any more energy for the next round?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I hope so. I have a day off tomorrow or today (smiling). I hope so. Gonna do all the things necessary to try to recover, to be ready.

But these kind of matches give a lot of confidence, as well. So we will see.

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Shades of 2005 as Nalbandian beats Hewitt in five-set thriller
Wednesday, 19 January, 2011
By Alexandra Willis

Lleyton Hewitt and David Nalbandian turned back time on Rod Laver Arena as they recreated their extraordinary Australian Open 2005 quarterfinal, this time in the first round of Australian Open 2011.

Six years and two hip replacements on from their epic five-set tussle, which finally ended in Hewitt's favour, his last victory against Nalbandian, the burly Argentine and feisty Australian once again stood toe to toe under Rod Laver Arena's open roof, and, as before, it proved to be anything but simple, Nalbandian eventually pulling off a phenomenal 9-7 fifth set victory.

There is no love lost between Hewitt and Nalbandian. The Australian leads the head-to-head 3-2, the most important of which was the Wimbledon 2002 final, in which Hewitt thumped Nalbandian in straight sets. The 2005 match was famous not only for its late finish, but also the animosity between the two players, as both chewed the other out in their post-match press conferences. But to their credit, the two 29-year-olds appeared to have let bygones be byones, and instead relished the chance to face each other once again.

Hewitt, fresh from winning the title at Kooyong last week, has made no secret of the fact that he considers himself to be far fitter than he has been for some time, and so it proved, as the father-of-two roared out of the blocks to take the first set with just one break of serve. Buzzing around the court in typical indomitable fashion, Hewitt was efficient on serve and strong from the baseline.

But any thoughts of a simple straight sets victory were dashed as Nalbandian, who has also enjoyed a recent burst of form, fought back, and despite Hewitt's superior movement, put himself back in contention, breaking the Hewitt serve, and clinging onto it to take the second set. As the green and gold supporters chanted and cheered, urging on the sell-out crowd, Hewitt yet again dug deep within reserves belying the years he has spent on the tour, and squeezed through the third set to keep his nose in front.

The Argentine's unforced error count climbed and climbed, and despite seeing over 20 break point opportunities pass him by, the former world No.1 broke to lead in the fourth set, and put himself within touching distance of a remarkably uncomplicated victory.

He touched too soon. As is his wont, Nalbandian fought back, shortening the points so as to keep the advantage, and racking up winner after winner. Having seen his lead evaporate like heat off Melbourne Park's courts, Hewitt found himself receiving to stay in the set. Typically, he broke back, and sent the set into a tie-break. He might as well not have bothered, as Nalbandian ripped through the breaker 7-1 to take the set after 68 minutes.

Into the inevitable fifth set that few had dared to predict against, Hewitt held an exhausting 12-minute opening game, only to hand his serve over after reeling off 10 unforced errors. With the Argentine leading 3-1, and then 4-2, there seemed to be no way back for Hewitt as he struggled to keep up with Nalbandian's heavy hitting. Never say never. As Nalbandian served for the match, leading 5-4 after 50 minutes of fifth-set fighting, Hewitt did the unthinkable. He broke back.

Facing two break points on serve, Hewitt clawed his way to a 6-5 hold. Ahead for the first time since the fourth game of the fourth set, the former world No.1 produced his umpteenth trademark 'C'mon,' before settling down to put the pressure right back on Nalbandian. 40-15, 40-30, Deuce it went, as the Hewitt camp could hardly bear to look. And as if by magic, Nalbandian's backhand drifted out, giving the Australian his first match point after 261 minutes.

Nalbandian produced the goods, plopping a drop shot just over the net, but Hewitt continued to toil and tussle, earning himself a second match point. But again his erstwhile rival denied him at the net. The momentum shifting quicker than the Sahara, the Adelaide native saved two break points at 6-6, only for Nalbandian to break the Hewitt serve on the first of three break points at 7-7.

Serving for the match a second time, this time there was no mistake from a resolute Nalbandian, as he staved off cramp to bring up his first match point. Converting with a pitch perfect lob, the Argentine completed a jaw-dropping 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1), 9-7 victory.

"It was a very tough first round we both know it, every time we play it's long matches, tough ones, he's a real fighter," said Nalbandian afterwards. "He played unbelievable. It's amazing playing with him in a full stadium, here in Australia. We both had a lot of chances, I was serving for the match, it was that kind of match nobody can forget.Cramping was around all the time, he was too tired as well. I played the two match points, I play incredible, serve and volley, it was amazing, and then after that the match was for both. I can win, I can lose, the match was very close."

"I was one point to be two break points down in the fourth, so I play very good shots, I didn't care about it, I win my serve, and that's helped me, that helped me to win the match. I take that we both fight a lot all the time, it doesn't matter when we are tired we keep fighting. Today the match was for me, but he can win as well. I take the brave heart that I put today on court."

Nalbandian's next opponent will be young Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis. No doubt he will be praying for a day-time start.
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David Nalbandian y Potito Starace
Buenos Aires, 12 de febrero de 2011. David Nalbandian y Potito Starace ya lo toman como una costumbre. Por tercera vez en cuatro años, el argentino y el italiano se enfrentarán en la Copa Claro.

El sorteo del cuadro principal, realizado en el patio de comidas del Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis, determinó que vuelvan a verse las caras, tal como lo hicieron en 2008 (ganó el argentino en tres duros sets en cuartos de final) y 2010 (otra vez victoria para Nalbandian en set corridos, en primera ronda).

El máximo favorito, el español Nicolás Almagro, jugará en primera ronda con un jugador surgido de la clasificación. Los argentinos Federico Delbonis y Leonardo Mayer podrían encontrarlo en segunda ronda.

El suizo Stanislas Wawrinka, que jugará por primera vez en Buenos Aires, chocará con el argentino Carlos Berlocq.

El uruguayo Pablo Cuevas fue el encargado de realizar el sorteo junto con niños que se acercaron a ayudarlo. Su oponente en primera será el polaco Lucasz Kubot.

José Acasuso, finalista del torneo en 2001 y 2008, enfrentará a uno de los jugadores sensación del año, el ucraniano Aleksandr Dolgopolov, finalista en Costa do Sauipe.

Albert Montañés, siempre una amenaza en polvo de ladrillo, se enfrentará con su amigo Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo.
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Official Site of David Nalbandian (was in Spanish)

On Monday begins in Buenos Aires Cup course. The greatest tennis returns to Argentina and again the historic Lawn Tennis will host a tournament that promises to be spectacular. The draw for the main draw of the ATP Buenos Aires found that in his debut, David will face Italian Potito Starace, No. 46 world ranking.

"It motivates me to play the Buenos Aires Open. It's great to be around people that during the year you see on TV, " David in the previous fires. The King knows that he is the best hope Argentina for a local player can take the Cup David and managed to claim victory in 2008, but promises more glory in this present edition 2011.

David and Starace are two players who know each other, and eventually this will be the third time the two face on Argentine soil. Both last year as in 2008, the King managed to win the Italian. Finally, an antecedent in the Acapulco Open 2008, a new triumph of David rounds a record of 3-0 for the King.
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  New     Old                      This  Project    Low
  Rank    Rank  Player             Week  Points     Opt  
   1       1    Nadal                  0   12390      90
   2       2    Federer                0    7965     250
   3       3    Djokovic               0    7880      20
   4       4    Soderling              0    5955     150   Ma
   5       5    Murray                 0    5760      20
   6       6    Ferrer                 0    4510      90
   7       7    Berdych                0    4270      90   Ma
   8       8    Roddick               45    3280      45   Me
   9       9    Verdasco               0    3140      90   Me
   10      10   Melzer                 0    2865      45   Ma
   11      11   Youzhny                0    2710     150   Ma
   12      12   Monfils                0    2560     150
   13      13   Almagro               20    2320     250   B
   14      14   Ljubicic               0    2145      90   Ma
   15      15   Wawrinka              20    2125     250   B
   16      17   Fish                  45    1986      45   Me
   17      16   Tsonga                20    1975      90   Ma
   18      19   Troicki                0    1670      45
   19      20   Nalbandian            20    1630      20   B
   20      21   Baghdatis              0    1625      45
   21      26   Garcia-Lopez           0    1425      45
   22      22   Gulbis                 0    1415      20   Ma
   23      25   Montanes              20    1405      45   B
   24      18   Querrey               45    1405       0   Me
   25      28   Cilic                 20    1395      45   Ma
if David even will Copa Claro he will moe just only one step up
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Una buena primera impresion
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David Nalbandian fue el encargado de abrir la jornada nocturna del martes en el
Court Central del Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis. El número uno del tenis argentino
y uno de los jugadores que más espectadores convoca se enfrentó al italiano
Potito Starace, un jugador durísimo y muy querido en la Argentina. Este fue
el cuarto enfrentamiento entre ellos, y, por cuarta vez, el unquillense se
quedó con la victoria.

El comienzo del partido fue muy parejo, con Nalbandian intentando dominar los
puntos con su gran juego desde la línea de base y con el italiano defendiendo
y contraatacando cada vez que tenía la oportunidad. Con cuatro games por lado,
David presionó y logró el primer quiebre del match, para luego confirmarlo en
el juego siguiente y llevarse el set 6-4.

El segundo parcial no fue demasiado distinto al primero. Nalbandian se mostró
muy sólido desde el fondo de la cancha y en el séptimo game logró quebrar
nuevamente el saque de Starace, quien ya evidenciaba poca reacción frente al buen
tenis de la raqueta número uno de la Argentina. El resultado final fue 6-4 y 6-4.

De esta manera, uno de los grandes candidatos a llevarse el trofeo de la Copa Claro,
dio el primer paso sin mayores sobresaltos y ahora jugará contra su compatriota
Juan Pablo Brzezicki, quien dejó en el camino a otro italiano, Filippo Volandri.
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Nalbandian in the driving seat

03 Mar 2011
By Maximiliano Boso

Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian (ARG).

World No. 19 David Nalbandian will once again lead Argentina this weekend in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas 2011 first round tie against Romania, in Buenos Aires. All eyes will be on him as he will play the opening rubber in Friday’s action against Adrian Ungur, ranked No. 183 in the world. Juan Monaco will follow, taking on Romanian No. 1 Victor Hanescu.

Nalbandian, one of the best Argentine players in Davis Cup history, is still recovering from an hernia, and he admitted he is not in his best shape, but still able and willing to play, as the traditional nation’s competition is a great motivation for him. The winner of this tie will have home advantage in the quarterfinals against the winner of Czech Republic v Kazakhstan.

Injuries and confidence

Tomorrow’s first match will be a clash of opposites, as Nalbandian has a 31-10 overall winning record in Davis Cup since his debut in 2002, against a 2-1 record from Ungur (only in singles matches), who played for the first time last year.

Although he is still recovering from a painful injury, Nalbandian feels he is ready for the fight. “I feel good. I’m not at a 100 percent, but good enough. Davis Cup is completely different from the tour… the pressure, the people, the team. I enjoy very much playing in front of my own crowd”, said Argentina’s No. 1.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s captain, Tito Vazquez, admitted the injuries and absences still bother him. “You never get used to that. I hope it would never happen. But that is the way it’s been going for the last couple of years. A lot of players got injured and we have to deal with it”, said Vazquez.

Vazquez added that the team confidence is at a high level, and he knows that “playing at home is an advantage, but also a responsibility”.

Nothing to lose

Although Argentina seems to be almost unbeatable at home, Romanian captain Andrei Pavel will rely on the strength and good preparation of his team. “Argentina is the favourite, for sure. As we know, the crowd can get behind really bad, especially in such an event like Davis Cup, but I believe in my team, I believe in my players. They’ve worked hard the last couple of weeks”, said Pavel.

Victor Hanescu should be the key of Romanian chances as he is set to play on all three days. Curiously, he has no negative records against the Argentine team: he leads 4-0 against Chela and 1-0 against Nalbandian, and is 1-1 against Schwank and Friday’s opponent Monaco.

“I would have preferred to play the first match, but in the end it is almost the same. I want to give Romania the point. I feel good right now, after a couple of weeks playing in South America to adapt to the conditions and the surface”.

Romania returns to the World Group after last year absence.

An unwanted record

Despite Argentina and Romania having played Davis Cup since the 1920s, this is only their second meeting. Argentina won the previous encounter 3-2 in the World Group quarterfinals in 1981, in Timisoara.

Both nations met in Mary Terán de Weiss stadium in a clash between two of the three nations that hold the record for having reached the Davis Cup Final the most times without winning the title. Both nations, as well as India, have appeared in three Davis Cup Finals without once winning the trophy.

The last time Argentina played at home was in 2009 first round victory against Netherlands. Since returning to the World Group, in 2002, Argentina has never lost in the first round and has an 11-1 record as the home team. Their only loss came in the 2008 Davis Cup Final, against Spain, in Mar del Plata, also the only time Argentina played outside Buenos Aires.

The full draw is listed below.

R1: David Nalbandian (ARG) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)
R2: Juan Monaco (ARG) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)

R3: Juan Ignacio Chela/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) v Victor Hanescu/Horia Tecau (ROU)

R4: David Nalbandian (ARG) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)
R5: Juan Monaco (ARG) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)
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I see he pulled out of Madrid. Anyone knows when he will be back?
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He should be back in Roma, then Nice and RG on clay
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La Madre de Nalbandian protagonizó un accidente
Sábado 30 de abril de 2011 | Publicado en edición impresa.

Comentá (0) Compartir.Cinco integrantes de la familia de David Nalbandian protagonizaron un accidente automovilístico en la ruta 9, a la altura de la localidad de Zárate, sin mayores consecuencias físicas. Alda, la madre del tenista, conducía el automóvil, un Volkswagen Bora, que también transportaba a su padre -el abuelo de David-, dos hermanas, tías del jugador, y una cuñada, cuando pisó un charco, se despistó y el vehículo dio un vuelco.

Los ocupantes del automóvil fueron trasladados de inmediato a un sanatorio de Zárate, donde quedaron internados en observación, aunque Javier y Darío, los hermanos de Nalbandian, estaban en viaje hacia esa localidad para acompañar a sus familiares. En el momento del accidente, el tenista estaba en vuelo de Buenos Aires a Córdoba y se preocupó al arribar a la capital cordobesa y enterarse de lo sucedido, pero inmediatamente se le informó de la levedad del hecho. "Los familiares fueron derivados solamente por precaución; David está mucho más aliviado porque, por suerte, no pasó nada grave", destacó Bernardo Ballero, vocero del jugador.

Por estos días, Nalbandian continúa su recuperación tras ser operado por una hernia de disco. El regreso al circuito se demoró por una fuerte gripe; ya desistió de jugar el Masters 1000 de Madrid, que empezará mañana, y todavía no es una certeza que juegue en Roma, desde el 8 de mayo; en caso de no llegar en condiciones -aún debe recuperar masa muscular-, postergaría su vuelta para el ATP de Niza, la semana previa a Roland Garros.

Mother of David Nalbandian was involved in a car accident
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Comment (0) Share. Five members of the family of David Nalbandian staged a car accident on Route 9, off the town of Zarate, without serious physical consequences. Alda, the mother of tennis, driving the car, a Volkswagen Bora, which also carried his father, the grandfather of David, two sisters, aunts of the player, and a sister, he stepped on a puddle, and the vehicle he misled a rollover.

The occupants of the car were rushed to a hospital in Zárate, where they were hospitalized for observation, while Javier and Dario, Nalbandian's brothers, were en route to that location to accompany their families. At the time of the accident, the player was on flight from Buenos Aires to Cordoba and took care to arrive at the capital of Cordoba and find out what happened, but immediately told the fact of the leniency. "The families were derived solely as a precaution, David is very much relieved because, luckily, it was not anything serious," said Bernardo Ballero, spokesman for the player.

These days, Nalbandian continues his recovery after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc. The return to the tour was delayed by a bad cold, and gave up playing the 1000 Madrid Masters, which starts tomorrow and still not a certainty to play in Rome from May 8, in case of not in a position - has yet to regain muscle mass, "postpone her return for the ATP of Nice, the week before Roland Garros.
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