David Nalbandian was disqualified in the ATP Queen's Club final Sunday for angrily kicking down an advertising board and injuring a court side official.
When Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters were engaged way-back-when, to many it seemed like an odd pairing. No way does match.com yoke these two. He was the combative No. 1, who relished the battle and compensated for an absence of height with oversized heart, spleen and guts.
ATP Champions Tour at Royal Albert Hall. The event runs through Sunday and features several past greats of the game.
Holder David Nalbandian has gone out of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, beaten in straight sets by American James Blake.
This has been quite a tournament for the ethics of motivation. While a number of men have departed the Australian Open with their dignity in tatters, Venus Williams defined herself as never before.
Rafael Nadal is on track to win his fourth successive grand slam after Marcos Daniel was forced to retire during their first-round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
I really feel that tennis, if this is possible, suffers a real visibility letdown between Wimbledon and the Open. Given the NFL, NBA and NHL are not in action, this should really be a time where tennis can fill a void in the sports calendar. We have a great tournament in Toronto (the Rogers Cup) and other than hardcore fans, it will have relatively low reach in the Toronto area. What are 3-4 marketing fixes tennis could make to raise it's profile during this part of the year? There's a partnership at McKinsey in it for you. --Neil Grammer, Toronto
1. Capital gains: Veteran David Nalbandian had been a Top 10 stalwart for years, an efficient grinder, who, when healthy, could compete with anyone on most every surface. "When healthy," was a big condition, though. Nalbandian spent considerable time on tennis' disabled list, including a long stint recovering from hip surgery, a career killer for many players. Ranked outside the Top 100 and having missed all but a few weeks of play over the last 18 months, Nalbandian the Andean took a wild card at the D.C. event* and then served up something for the memory banks, blazing through the field, tearing up credible players the likes of Marin Cilic and Gilles Simon, beating Marcos Baghdatis in the final and claiming his first title on American soil. You hate to jinx the guy, but if you're in the market for a U.S. Open dark horse -- he came within a few games of making the final in 2003! -- you could do worse. Maybe this is the silver lining with injury-mania: We hate how often players are
Argentina's David Nalbandian continued his comeback after injury by beating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the final of the Washington Classic.
Argentine David Nalbandian continued his resurgence in form this week by cruising into the final of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington on Saturday.
Former world No. 3 David Nalbandian has continued his latest comeback from injury by reaching his first semifinal of 2010 at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, but top seed Tomas Berdych suffered a shock defeat.
David Nalbandian has pulled out of the French Open after the 28-year-old Argentine confirmed on his official Web site he has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Rafael Nadal reversed the trend of big name exits in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, but the Spaniard had to fight back from dropping the opening set before edging past Argentine David Nalbandian on Sunday.
Top seed Rafael Nadal had to save five match points before beating Argentina's David Nalbandian 3-6 7-6 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Masters Series tournament at Indian Wells.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday as 10th seed David Nalbandian of Argentina made a shock exit.
Argentine David Nalbandian has won the Sydney International title after defeating Finn Jarkko Nieminen in Saturday's final.
Juan Martin del Potro pulled out Sunday's opening reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final for Argentina after failing to recover from a thigh injury.
Spain's Feliciano Lopez upset Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-3 in the second singles of the Davis Cup final -- levelling the two nations at a point each.
David Nalbandian defeated Spain's David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final, putting Argentina on track for their first title.
Argentina's David Nalbandian will meet Spaniard David Ferrer in Friday's opening Davis Cup final singles rubber, following the draw made on Thursday.
David Nalbandian continued his battling title defense at the Paris Masters with a three set victory over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko to reach the final on Saturday.
World number one Rafael Nadal of Spain and arch-rival Roger Federer scored straight sets win on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Paris Masters.
I used to think this notion was controversial and didn't want to submit it for fear of being ridiculed, but I think the time has finally come: Jelena Jankovic is a better No. 1 than Ana Ivanovic. Here's a few reasons why.
Roger Federer won his 11th successive match on his home court -- but had to battle to keep a hat-trick of victories at Basel alive at the Swiss Indoor tournament on Tuesday.
Spain and Argentina are on course to contest the Davis Cup final by taking commanding 2-0 leads after the opening day of their semifinal rubbers.
David Nalbandian and James Blake were shock second round casualties at the French Open on Thursday, but top two seeds Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal both reached the last 32 in Paris.
Sixth seed David Nalbandian made a comfortable start to the French Open by beating fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-2 6-4 6-1 in Paris.
World number one Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat sixth-seeded David Nalbandian 5-7 6-2 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters -- as all the top four seeds all progressed to the last four.
USA and Argentina joined Russia and Spain in the last four of the Davis Cup by completing victories in Sunday's opening singles matches.
Russia secured a place in the Davis Cup semifinals for the fourth consecutive year Sunday after Czech Tomas Berdych retired hurt in the decisive fifth set against Nikolay Davydenko.
David Nalbandian is a major injury doubt for the Australian Open next week after injuring his back in practice and withdrawing from the Kooyong Classic warm-up tournament.
David Nalbandian is the fourth top-10 player to join the line-up for the Kooyong Classic tournament in Melbourne in January.
In-form David Nalbandian claimed his second Masters Series title in the space of a fortnight when he destroyed Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final of the Paris tournament on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal will face David Nalbandian in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday.
A second successive defeat for world number one Roger Federer at the hands of David Nalbandian capped another eventful day at the Paris Masters which also saw the controversial exit of defending champion Nikolay Davydenko.
Roger Federer ensured he will be world number one for the fourth successive season as he won his hometown tournament in Basel with a straight sets victory over Finn Jarkko Nieminen.
I suggest the title for this week's mailbag be simply "Nalbandian." A couple months ago, we were raining praise on Novak Djokovic for accomplishing an amazing feat when he beat David Nalbandian, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer consecutively to win the Rogers Cup.
David Nalbandian battled back to stun world No. 1 Roger Federer with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory in the final of the Madrid Masters on Sunday.
Marat Safin's season continued to plunge from bad to worse when he crashed out of the first round of the Madrid Masters in 57 minutes, beaten 6-3 6-4 by big-serving Ivo Karlovic.
David Nalbandian survived an early scare to move into the Monte Carlo Masters second round with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Italian qualifier Federico Luzzi on Monday.
Mikhail Youzhny overcame leg problems and a dogged opponent to beat Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-3 6-7 5-7 8-6 and put defending champions Russia level with France on the first day of their Davis Cup quarterfinal in Moscow on Friday.
Lleyton Hewitt's hopes of winning his home grand slam disappeared for another year as an inspired Fernando Gonzalez knocked him out in a third round match at Saturday.
Denmark's Kristian Pless defeated world number eight and second-seeded Argentine David Nalbandian 2-6 6-3 7-5 in the first round at the Chennai Open on Tuesday.
Marat Safin and Dmitry Tursunov hammered David Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri 6-2 6-3 6-4 in the doubles on Saturday to give Russia a 2-1 lead against Argentina in the Davis Cup final in Moscow.
Defending champion David Nalbandian kept his Masters Cup hopes alive, sent Swiss Roger Federer into the semi-finals and knocked Andy Roddick out with a 6-2 7-6 victory over the American on Thursday.
World number one Roger Federer will have a chance to avenge last year's Masters Cup final defeat when he meets Argentine David Nalbandian in the opening match of the $3.7 million tournament in Shanghai this weekend.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka dumped Argentine second seed David Nalbandian out of the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament with a deserved 7-6 6-2 quarterfinal victory on Friday.
Tomas Berdych ended Rafael Nadal's hopes of retaining his Madrid Masters title by producing a near flawless display to shock the world number two 6-3 7-6 in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Argentine second seed David Nalbandian of Argentina was upset 3-6 6-3 6-1 Fernando Gonzalez in the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open on Friday.
David Nalbandian led Argentina to their first Davis Cup final in 25 years with victory over Australia on Saturday.
David Nalbandian swept aside Mark Philippoussis as Argentina drew first blood in their Davis Cup semifinal against Australia.
Argentine fourth seed David Nalbandian tumbled out of Wimbledon in the third round on Friday, outhit 7-6 7-6 6-2 by Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Roger Federer reached the French Open for the first time when his opponent David Nalbandian of Argentina retired in Friday's semifinal while trailing 3-6 6-4 5-2.
Top seed Roger Federer fell well below his usual Sunday best in the French Open first round.
World number one Roger Federer survived a ferocious battle with Spanish qualifier Nicolas Almagro at the Rome Masters, winning 6-3 6-7 7-5 to set up a semifinal with fourth seed David Nalbandian.
Top seed David Nalbandian of Argentina clinched the Estoril Open for the second time on Sunday, with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win over Russian second seed Nikolay Davydenko.
Top seed David Nalbandian reached his second Estoril Open final Saturday with a comfortable 7-5 6-1 win over Spain's Albert Portas.
Former French Open champion Carlos Moya and top seed David Nalbandian both had to fight off determined outsiders to advance to the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open.
Davis Cup holders Croatia are level at 1-1 with Argentina after wins for Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian in the opening singles of their quarterfinal.
Third seed David Nalbandian fought back to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-7 6-1 6-0 and reach the fourth round of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami on Sunday.
Andre Agassi has withdrawn from the San Jose Open with a lower back strain, tournament organizers announced on Monday.
Unseeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis extended his extraordinary run at the Australian Open on Tuesday, upsetting seventh seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-4 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-3 to reach the semifinals.
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Roger Federer made hard work of the start of his Masters Cup defence before recovering to squeeze past Argentine David Nalbandian 6-3 2-6 6-4.
Argentine second seed David Nalbandian stormed past Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 6-2 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors tournament.
Fifth-seeded David Nalbandian was the highest ranked player to advance Tueday in the Madrid Masters.
Juan Carlos Ferrero won a battle of attrition with Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2 3-6 6-3 to advance to the China Open semifinals.
David Nalbandian won his delayed singles match and then teamed up with Mariano Puerta to win the doubles as Argentina took a 2-1 lead over Australia in their Davis Cup quarter-final.
Andy Roddick battled through five sets to defeat Sebastien Grosjean 3-6 6-2 6-1 3-6 6-3 on Wednesday and take his place in the semifinals at Wimbledon for the third successive year.
British teenager Andrew Murray set the Wimbledon Center Court alight before wilting in the face of a muscular barrage of shots from David Nalbandian.
Results of Wednesday's second round men's singles matches (Seeds in bold):
Andre Agassi and David Nalbandian have both suffered shock defeats in the first round of the Hamburg Masters.
Top-seeded Argentine David Nalbandian won the BMW Open title in Munich, taking little more than an hour to crush Romanian fifth seed Andrei Pavel 6-4 6-1 in a disappointing final.
Top-seeded David Nalbandian had to struggle over three sets before beating Nicolas Lapentti 7-5 1-6 6-4 in the first round of the BMW Open on Tuesday.
Third seed Lleyton Hewitt held off a late charge by Argentine David Nalbandian to win a drama-packed match 6-3 6-2 1-6 3-6 10-8 and reach his first Australian Open semifinal.
Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian and Guillermo Canas have made history as three Argentines reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in its 100-year history.
Jiri Novak toppled fourth-seeded David Nalbandian in an emotional five-set final at the Swiss Indoors, winning the first indoor title of his career.
Argentine fourth seed David Nalbandian reached the final of the Swiss Indoors for a third consecutive year with a 6-3 6-4 win over Nicolas Massu.
Argentina's David Nalbandian set up a semi-final battle against heavy serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic after overwhelming American Taylor Dent 7-6 6-3.
Finn Jarkko Nieminen overpowered David Nalbandian 6-2 2-6 6-2 at the China Open, as the seeds continued to tumble in Beijing.
Unseeded Gaston Gaudio will play pre-tournament favorite Guillermo Coria in an all-Argentine final at the French Open in Paris.
Three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil moved smoothly into the quarterfinals of the French Open with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in Paris.
Carlos Moya lifted his third title of the season and his first Rome Masters by thrashing Argentine David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
Fifth seed David Nalbandian became the first Argentine to reach the final of the Rome Masters for 13 years when he beat Albert Costa 6-7 6-1 6-4.
Albert Costa continued his good form at the Rome Masters with a 6-4 6-2 quarterfinal win over Czech 12th seed Jiri Novak.
Argentine third seed David Nalbandian tumbled out of the Barcelona Open on Friday with a 7-6 6-4 defeat to tenacious Belgian qualifier Kristof Vliegen.
Australia's latest tennis hero, Mark Philippoussis, has crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets.
David Nalbandian demolished fellow Argentine Guillermo Canas 6-4 6-2 6-1 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second year running.
Argentine David Nalbandian hit form ahead of the Australian Open when he thrashed Andre Agassi 6-2 6-3 to take the Kooyong International crown in Melbourne.
David Nalbandian has pulled out of the Australian hardcourt championships and could miss the Australian Open.
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