David Nalbandian

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Nadal Wins 1st Title Since Knee Injury

As Serena Williams is bounced from Qatar Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the Brazil Open final today, winning his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee. Nadal thrust his arms into the air and pumped his fist after a long ball by Nalbandian made him the champion of... More »

Tennis Player Freaks, Kicks Line Judge

David Nalbandian booted after making judge bleed

(Newser) - David Nalbandian was having a rough day on the court, so what's a poor professional tennis player to do but ... maybe kick an old man? That's pretty much what went down at London's Aegon Championship final today, with the Argentine kicking an advertising board into the line... More »

On Night of Upsets, Blake Falls to Friend

Nadal advances easily, but other leaders get unwelcome shocks

(Newser) - Despite James Blake's hometown support in Flushing Meadows and recent victory over Roger Federer, the No. 9 seed couldn't move on to the fourth round of the US Open. Standing in his way was Mardy Fish, the friend for whom Blake will serve as groomsman next month, the New York ... More »

Nadal, Sharapova Advance

Williams, Henin, Ferrero taste victory

(Newser) - Spain’s Rafael Nadal quickly advanced to the Australian Open’s fourth round today, when a calf injury forced French opponent Paul-Henri Matthieu to drop out; Nadal was ahead 6-4, 3-0. Justine Henin made short work of her opponent, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei, 6-2, 6-2, as did Maria Sharapova, who... More »

Nalbandian Shocks Federer

World no. 25 pulls off trifecta in Madrid after knocking off nos. 2 and 3

(Newser) - David Nalbandian achieved a rare trifecta in Madrid for his first Masters Series title, knocking off world no. 1 Roger Federer in the finals after eliminating no. 2 Rafael Nadal and no. 3 Novak Djokovic earlier in the tournament. Nalbandian came back from a set down to edge an uncharacteristically... More »

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