David Nalbsandian

Nalbandian is an Armenian. His last name means 'one who makes horse shoes'.

David maintains good relations with all the Argentine players.

Nalbandian is a fan of River Plate football team and he has his own rally team called Tango Rally

Hobbies

Fishing and bungee jumping.

Playing Style

David's ground strokes are technically sound from both the sides, he has excellent footwork, and he has an all court style of playing.

Nalbandian plays well from both the sides and hence his opponents have difficulty in breaking down.

David Nalbsandian is not mentally focused consistently, sometimes he tends to mentally relax on court and his serve is his weakest point.

Country Argentina
Residence Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina
Date of birth January 1, 1982 (1982-01-01) (age 28)
Place of birth Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (170 lb; 12.4 st)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $10,232,375
Singles
Career record 326–152
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 3 (March 20, 2006)
Current ranking No. 28 (September 13, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF (2006)
French Open SF (2004, 2006)
Wimbledon F (2002)
US Open SF (2003)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2005)
Olympic Games 3R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 42–51
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 105 (October 5, 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2003)
French Open 1R (2003)
Wimbledon 2R (2003)

Major finals Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 Wimbledon Grass Lleyton Hewitt 6–1, 6–3, 6–2

Year-End Championships finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2005 Shanghai Hard Roger Federer 6–7(4), 6–7(11), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(3)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 6 (2–4)
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2003 Canada (Montreal) Hard Andy Roddick 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 Rome Clay Carlos Moyà 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2004 Madrid Hard (i) Marat Safin 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2007 Madrid Hard (i) Roger Federer 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2007 Paris Hard (i) Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 2008 Paris Hard (i) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

Career finals

Singles: 21 (11–10)
Legend (pre/post 2009) Titles by Surface
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1) Hard (5)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
Clay (4)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–4)
Grass (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
Carpet (2)
ATP International Series &
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–4)
 

 

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. October 1, 2001 Palermo, Italy Clay Félix Mantilla 7–6(2), 6–4
Winner 1. April 8, 2002 Estoril, Portugal Clay Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 2. July 8, 2002 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass Lleyton Hewitt 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. October 21, 2002 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Fernando González 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. August 11, 2003 Montreal, Canada Hard Andy Roddick 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. October 27, 2003 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Guillermo Coria walkover
Runner-up 5. May 10, 2004 Rome, Italy Clay Carlos Moyà 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. October 18, 2004 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Marat Safin 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. October 25, 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Jiří Novák 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 3. May 1, 2005 Munich, Germany Clay Andrei Pavel 6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. November 20, 2005 Year-End Championships, Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Roger Federer 6–7(4), 6–7(11), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(3)
Winner 5. May 7, 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay Nikolay Davydenko 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. October 21, 2007 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Roger Federer 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. November 4, 2007 Paris, France Hard (i) Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–0
Winner 8. February 24, 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay José Acasuso 3–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
Runner-up 8. February 25, 2008 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Nicolás Almagro 6–1, 7–6(1)
Winner 9. October 4, 2008 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Robin Söderling 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 9. October 26, 2008 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Roger Federer 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. November 2, 2008 Paris, France Hard (i) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 10. January 17, 2009 Sydney, Australia Hard Jarkko Nieminen 6–3, 6–7(9), 6–2
Winner 11. August 8, 2010 Washington, U.S. Hard Marcos Baghdatis 6–2, 7–6(4)

Exhibition Tournaments

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final Draw
Winner 1. January 17, 2004 AAMI Classic, Kooyong, Australia Hard Andre Agassi 6–2, 6–3 8
Winner 2. December 11, 2005 Indoor Master Tennis – Córdoba, Argentina Carpet (i) Mariano Puerta 6–3, 6–4 4
Winner 3. December 18, 2005 Copa Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina Hard Agustín Calleri 3–6, 6–2, 6–3 12
Winner 4. December 11, 2006 Indoor Master Tennis – Córdoba, Argentina Carpet (i) Nicolás Massú 6–4, 6–3 12
Winner 5. December 16, 2007 Copa Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina Hard Juan Mónaco 6–4, 7–5 8
Winner 6. December 13, 2009 Copa Minero – San Juan, Argentina Carpet (i) Gastón Gaudio 6–2, 6–2 4
Winner 7. December 20, 2009 Copa Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina Hard Marcos Baghdatis 6–4, 6–4 6

Singles Performance Timeline

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF QF QF SF 4R 3R 2R A 24–8
French Open A A A LQ 3R 2R SF 4R SF 4R 2R A A 20–7
Wimbledon A A A A F 4R A QF 3R 3R 1R A A 17–6
U.S. Open A A A 3R 1R SF 2R QF 2R 3R 3R A 3R 19–9
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 9–4 13–4 10–3 15–4 13–4 10–4 5–4 1–1 2–1 80–30
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A RR A W SF A A A   6–6
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 3R Not Held 2 / 1
ATP World Tour 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 2R 1R A 4R 4R 4R QF 4R 2R 13–8
Miami Masters A A 1R 1R 1R 3R A 3R SF 3R 2R 2R 3R 9–10
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 3R 2R QF A 3R 2R QF 3R QF 13–7
Rome Masters A A A A 2R 1R F 1R SF A 2R A A 10–6
Madrid Masters A A A A 3R A F SF SF W 3R A A 18–4
Canada Masters A A A A QF F 1R 2R 1R 3R A A QF 14–7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R QF A 2R 2R 1R A A 3R 7–6
Shanghai Not Held NMS Not Held Not ATP Masters Series A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A 2R A A 2R A W F A   11–3
Hamburg Masters A A A A 1R SF 1R 1R A A A NM1 4–4
Career statistics
ATP Finals Reached 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 5 1 1 21
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 11
Year End Ranking 1324 532 245 47 12 8 9 6 8 9 11 64   N/A