17 Facts About David Nalbandian

1. David Nalbandian reached the highest ranking in singles of world No 3 in March 2006.

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2. David Nalbandian was runner-up in the singles event at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships.

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3. David Nalbandian is the only male Argentine player in history who ever reached the semifinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments and reached the men's singles final at Wimbledon.

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4. Armenian and Italian descent, David Nalbandian was born in the small city of Unquillo in Cordoba Province, Argentina.

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5. David Nalbandian became a professional tennis player at the age of 18.

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6. In 2004, David Nalbandian achieved his best result at the French Open reaching the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Gaston Gaudio.

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7. David Nalbandian broke into the top 5 for the first time in his career in August and finished 2004 ranked as the World No 9 player.

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8. David Nalbandian won the Tennis Masters Cup, becoming only the second Argentine tennis player in history to win the year-end tournament.

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9. David Nalbandian lost in the semifinals to Marcos Baghdatis in a hard-fought five-set match, despite holding a two-set-to-love advantage and four games to two in the final set.

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10. At Wimbledon, David Nalbandian was beaten in the third round, where he lost to Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.

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11. At the US Open, David Nalbandian was beaten in the second round by Marat Safin.

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12. David Nalbandian suffered various abdominal injuries, a back injury, and a leg injury during the year.

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13. David Nalbandian began his 2008 season back in the top 10.

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14. David Nalbandian made some offensive comments in the press against Spain, the Spanish tennis team, and Rafael Nadal.

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15. David Nalbandian played a Davis Cup match, winning in four sets against Romanian Adrian Ungur.

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16. David Nalbandian withdrew from the 2012 US Open due to a strained muscle in his chest, one day before his scheduled first-round match against compatriot and 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro.

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17. David Nalbandian used a "chip-and-charge" technique against the opponents' serves to surprise them.

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