29 Facts About David Nalbandian

1. David Nalbandian was cited as the main rival of Federer at the time, having beat him five times consecutively from 2002—2003.

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

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3. David Nalbandian is known to be one of the game's best returners.

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4. David Nalbandian used powerfully struck, sharply accurate groundstrokes which had very low error-percentage.

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5. David Nalbandian was an all-court player and a very clean ball striker.

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6. David Nalbandian has sought to continue a sporting career and has taken up Rallying in the Argentine Rally Championship.

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7. David Nalbandian was additionally docked 150 ranking points by the ATP.

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8. David Nalbandian lost to Roger Federer in the third round of Wimbledon.

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

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10. David Nalbandian began his tour on clay by beating his compatriot Carlos Berlocq, before losing against Horacio Zeballos.

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11. David Nalbandian began the year ranked No 27 in the world.

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

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13. David Nalbandian was defending champion at the Madrid Masters, but was quickly eliminated by fellow Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.

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14. David Nalbandian suffered early exits from both Wimbledon and the US Open, losing in the second round and third round, respectively.

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

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

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

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18. 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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19. David Nalbandian became the first player to win the cup without previously attaining a Grand Slam or Masters Series title.

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20. 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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21. In 2005, David Nalbandian advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

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22. 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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23. 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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24. David Nalbandian finished 2003 ranked No 8 in the world.

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

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26. David Nalbandian was a member of the Argentinian Davis Cup team who reached the finals of the World Group in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

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27. David Nalbandian is the only 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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28. David Nalbandian was runner-up in the singles event at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships.

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29. David Nalbandian reached a highest ranking in singles of world No 3 in March 2006.

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