David Nalbandian

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David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian is a former tennis player from Argentina. David Nalbandian’s World No. 3 ranking in the ATP ratings was his highest ever. David began playing tennis as a junior and even beat Roger Federer to win the boy’s single at the US Open.

He switched to playing tennis professionally full-time in 2000.

For many tennis pros, David’s first appearance in the ATP top 50 was in 2001, just one year after turning pro.

Childhood & Family

David Nalbandian was born on January 1, 1982, in the small town of Unqillo, Córdoba Province, Argentina, to his mother Alda Nalbandian, and father Norberto Nalbandian.

Javier and Dario Nalbandian are David’s two brothers.

He and his brothers have always been drawn to risk-taking and athletic pursuits.

When David was twelve years old, he was the top tennis player in Argentina for his age group.

Net Worth

As of 2022, David Nalbandian is estimated to have around $14 million.

He amassed his wealth from his 13-year tennis career and multiple championship prize money.

Facts of David Nalbandian

Full Name David Pablo Nalbandian
Birth Date 1 January 1982
Birth Place Unquillo, Argentina
Nick Name Nalbandian, David
Religion N/A
Nationality Argentine
Ethnicity Hispanic
Education N/A
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Norberto Nalbandian
Mother’s Name Alda Nalbandian
Siblings Javier Nalbandian, Dario Nalbandian
Age 40 years old
Height 5’11” (1.80 m)
Weight 85 kg
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Tennis Player
Current Team Singular/Independent game
Style Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Active Years 2000- October 2013
Marital Status Married to Victoria Bosch
Children One, Sosie Nalbandian
Salary N/A
Net Worth $14 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch NHL Plaster Cards
Last Update June 2022

Early Years of Professional Career

David began playing tennis as a junior and even beat Roger Federer to win the boy’s single at the US Open. In 1998, he rose to No. 3 in the world.

He switched to playing tennis professionally full-time in 2000. For many tennis pros, David’s first appearance in the ATP top 50 was in 2001, just one year after turning pro.

David had a fantastic year in 2002, finishing first in Argentina and South America for the first time. He also made it to the Wimbledon finals that year in addition to winning two ATP titles.

David Sánchez, Paul-Henri Mathieu, George Bastl, Wayne Arthurs, Nicolás Lapentti, and Xavier Malisse are just a few of the players he defeats.

Similar to how Nalbandian struggled in 2003 as a result of a stomach injury.

David did not win any championships in 2004 either, but he did finish in second place at the Rome and Madrid Masters tournaments.

In August 2004, David entered the top five of the ATP Men’s Rankings for the first time in his career. At the end of the year, he fell to position nine in the standings.

Career Information

In 2005, David advanced rapidly to the quarterfinals of the US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon Open. He also triumphed in the Tennis Masters Cup.

In addition, after defeating World No. 1 Roger Federer, he became only the second Argentine in history to win the Tennis Masters Cup.

It was a big accomplishment for him to become the first player to ever win the cup without also winning a Grand Slam or Masters Series title.

In 2006, the Argentine advanced to the Australian Open semifinals but fell to Marcos Baghdatis. After Federer, he was the second current player to make it to the Grand Slam Tournament semifinals.

David also advanced to the Wimbledon Open and French Open semifinals.

Sadly, he was forced to withdraw from the French Open after suffering a stomach injury in the middle of the match.

Nalbandian’s career’s second half did not go well in 2007, as he fell outside the top 20 for the first time since 2003.

He also sustained numerous injuries throughout the year, including ones to his back, stomach, and legs. He recovered, though, when he astonishingly won the Madrid Masters.

David Nalbandian
David Nalbandian in a tennis match. Source: zimbio

He is also only the third guy to ever defeat the top three seeds in the world in a single match.

Following his victory in 2007, Nalbandian was able to reclaim a spot in the top 10 and began a new season there. He didn’t make it to the quarterfinals, though, and didn’t win the Australian Open.

He placed eighth after winning the Copa Telmex in Bueno Aires. David also made it to the Acapulco Abierto Mexicano Telcel finals.

At Medibank International in Australia, he wins his eighth ATP title overall. Nalbandian competed at the NBP Paribas Open in California as well, when he was defeated by Rafael Nadal.

Damaged and out of shape

David was unable to take part in any further events for the entire year since he needed hip surgery. He also skipped all of the Grand Slam competitions.

He was initially prepared for the Australian Open in January, but an abdominal issue forced him to withdraw.

David also sustained numerous wounds in 2010. Numerous knee issues he had to deal with prevented him from competing in nearly all of the tournaments earlier that year.

David nevertheless managed to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classic despite the injury.

He also received the Platinum Konex Award for being Argentina’s top tennis player over the previous ten years.

2011 saw David begin the year ranked 27th in the world. He performed at the Auckland Open and at No. 1 in Argentina, but he quickly advanced to rank No. 21.

Paid a Fine for Misconduct

Due to his unsportsmanlike behavior after losing to Isner in the Australian Open, David was fined $12,560.

He struck a sitting line judge in the shin, causing the incident to be broadcast live. The linesman was severely hurt by this kick, and blood was even drawn.

Due to this occurrence, David was required to relinquish his award money in addition to paying the $12,560 punishment.

He suffered losses totaling $69,910 in total. The ATP also removed his ranks off the list.

He was an unseeded player when the Wimbledon Championship began. In the opening round of the Championship, David was defeated in straight sets.

Due to a chest muscle complaint, David was forced to retire from the US Open. He subsequently canceled his first-round match and withdrew one day prior to the US Open.

In 2013, Argentina was represented by David in the Davis Cup.

In addition, he had to have shoulder surgery, which prevented him from competing in other events during the year. David consequently declared his retirement in 2013.

Playing Style

David was a fantastic tennis player with accurate ball striking and efficiency across the court. Although one of the other top 20 seeds’ serves was better, his serve was still adequate.

David displayed his ability to endpoints at the net with speed, anticipation, and game. He is well known for his down-the-line double-handed backhand.

David fell short of expectations despite being regarded as one of the best and compared to Roger Federer in his early years.

One of the greatest underachievers in tennis history, according to some commentators, was David.


David chose a career in another sport after retiring from tennis, demonstrating his ardent love of sports. He began his driving career as a race car driver and frequently participated in Argentine Rally Championship rallies.

David has distinguished himself in rallying and has made one appearance each in the World Rally Championship and the Codasur South American Rally Championships.

Nalbandian has multiple rides, but he prefers to race in an Argentine specification of the Chevrolet Agile launched in 2009.

Personal Life

David Nalbandian is a fairly private person, where he only shares his work and career-related activities. However, we do know that David is married to Victoria Bosch.

Additionally, on 1 June 2013, David announced that he became a father to his daughter, Sossie Nalbandian.

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Measurements, Height, and Age

David Nalbandian has a height of 5 feet 11 inches. He has also officially retired from professional tennis at the age of 40.

He also began his career when he was 18 years old.

David had an athletic and fit body, and for the majority of his career, he weighed 79 kgs.

He continued eating healthily and kept himself at this weight since it was practical for him to play at that size.

Social Media

David is active on Instagram and Twitter.

He is often seen sharing his opinions and experiences in tennis and rallying.

Moreover, he seems super interested in sports and adventure, as evident from his career choice.