David Nalbandian http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29582/all en Tennis: Czechs win seven-hour record epic, Spain face exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/tennis-czechs-win-seven-hour-record-epic-spain-face-exit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol on Saturday beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland in the longest ever Davis Cup rubber, a clash which took 7 hours and two minutes.</p> <p>The 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 24-22 Geneva epic surpassed the previous record when John McEnroe needed 6 hours 22 minutes to beat Mats Wilander 9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 8-6 in the tie between the United States and Sweden in 1982.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/tennis-czechs-win-seven-hour-record-epic-spain-face-exit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Tennis Tomáš Berdych AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744217 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal tired but vows his best at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-tired-vows-his-best-at-brazil-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal said Tuesday that he felt a bit tired after a hard but positive tournament in Chile but vowed to do his best at this week`s Brazil Open.</p> <p>"I am happy to be here in Brazil for the second time," the 26-year-old Spanish tennis star told a press conference. "My knee is OK, it limits me a bit but I have confidence it will improve."</p> <p>The 11-time Grand Slam champion, who lost the singles and doubles finals Sunday at his comeback event in Vina del Mar, Chile following a seven-month knee injury absence, is the top seed at the Brazil Open, an event he won in 2005.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-tired-vows-his-best-at-brazil-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753616 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal wins Brazil Open doubles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-wins-brazil-open-doubles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal teammed up with Argentina's David Nalbandian to post a three-set doubles victory in the Brazil Open here late Tuesday.</p> <p>The world number five, back on court after his defeat in the Vina del Mar Open in Chile Sunday, and Nalbandian won 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in just 79 minutes over fellow Spaniards Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first- round of the ATP Tour clay court event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-wins-brazil-open-doubles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:46:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754117 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal wins Brazil Open doubles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-wins-brazil-open-doubles-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal teamed up with Argentina's David Nalbandian to post a three-set doubles victory in the Brazil Open here late Tuesday.</p> <p>The world number five, back on a court after his defeat in the Vina del Mar Open in Chile Sunday, and his partner won 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in just 79 minutes over fellow Spaniards Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the ATP clay court event.</p> <p>The third set was hard fought with Nadal and Nalbandian saving two match points before prevailing 11-9. The Spanish star was mobbed by adoring fans as he left the court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-wins-brazil-open-doubles-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:47:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754122 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Brazil Open men's singles results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/tennis-brazil-open-mens-singles-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Martin Alund (Argentina) beat 4-Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5) Round 1 David Nalbandian (Argentina) beat Jorge Aguilar (Chile) 7-5 5-7 6-3 Paul Capdeville (Chile) beat Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 6-7(5) 6-0 3-0 (Zeballos retired) Joao Souza (Brazil) beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Spain) 7-6(6) 0-0 (Ramirez Hidalgo retired) Albert Montanes (Spain) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-4 6-4</p> David Nalbandian Horacio Zeballos Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755325 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal out of Brazil Open doubles over knee fear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-out-brazil-open-doubles-over-knee-fear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal will not play his scheduled doubles match at the Brazil Open on Wednesday because of "knee overuse," organizers said.</p> <p>But they said the Spanish star intends to play his opening singles match Thursday against Brazilian Joao Souza.</p> <p>World number five Nadal had been scheduled to team up with Argentina's David Nalbandian in a second-round encounter against Argentine Horacio Zeballos and Oliver Marach of Austria.</p> <p>Former world number one Nadal only returned to the tour in Chile last week, where he lost in the final, after a seven-month injury absence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-out-brazil-open-doubles-over-knee-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755650 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal out of Brazil Open doubles over knee fear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-out-brazil-open-doubles-over-knee-fear-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal will not play his scheduled doubles match at the Brazil Open Wednesday because of "knee overuse", organizers said.</p> <p>But they added that the Spanish star intends to play his opening singles match Thursday against Brazilian Joao Souza.</p> <p>World number five Nadal had been scheduled to team up with Argentina's David Nalbandian in a second-round encounter against Argentine Horacio Zeballos and Austrian Oliver Marach on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-out-brazil-open-doubles-over-knee-fear-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:09:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756049 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal wins in singles debut at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a two-set victory in his singles debut at the Brazil Open here late Thursday but then the 11-time grand slam winner blasted the ATP Tour for its choice of balls.</p> <p>The former world number one needed only 78 minutes to prevail over Brazilian Joao Souza, ranked 101st in the world 6-3, 6-4.</p> <p>Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals against Argentine Berlocq on Friday.</p> <p>"It was an important victory for me," Nadal said. "the conditions are very difficult. The court is very fast, the ball too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:16:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756243 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal wins in singles debut at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a two-set victory in his singles debut at the Brazil Open here late Thursday but then the 11-time grand slam winner blasted the ATP Tour for its choice of balls.</p> <p>The former world number one needed only 78 minutes to prevail over Brazilian Joao Souza, ranked 104th in the world 6-3, 6-4.</p> <p>Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals against Argentine Berlocq on Friday.</p> <p>"It was an important victory for me," Nadal said. "the conditions are very difficult. The court is very fast, the ball too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756309 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal wins in singles debut at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a two-set victory in his singles debut at the Brazil Open here late Thursday but then the 11-time grand slam winner blasted the ATP Tour for its choice of balls.</p> <p>The former world number one needed only 78 minutes to prevail over Brazilian Joao Souza, ranked 140th in the world, 6-3, 6-4.</p> <p>Nadal advanced to Friday's quarter-finals where he will face Argentine Carlos Berlocq, who beat eighth seed Albert Ramos 7-6 (9/7), 6-4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-wins-singles-debut-at-brazil-open-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756311 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal advances to Brazil Open semifinals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-advances-brazil-open-semifinals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Brazil Open here late Friday, with a difficult three-set win over Argentine Carlos Berlocq.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Spaniard, ranked number five in the world, won his singles quarterfinal match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours 24 minutes against the 30-year old Argentine, ranked 78th in the world.</p> <p>Nadal will face off in Saturday's semifinal against another Argentine, Martin Alund, who earlier Friday defeated Filippo Volandri of Italy 7-5, 7-6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-advances-brazil-open-semifinals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:02:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757337 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal advances to Brazil Open semifinals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-advances-brazil-open-semifinals-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Brazil Open here late Friday, with a difficult three-set win over Argentine Carlos Berlocq.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Spaniard, ranked number five in the world, won his singles quarterfinal match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours 24 minutes against the 30-year old Argentine, ranked 78th in the world.</p> <p>Nadal will face off in Saturday's semifinal against another Argentine, Martin Alund, who earlier Friday defeated Filippo Volandri of Italy 7-5, 7-6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/tennis-nadal-advances-brazil-open-semifinals-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757346 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Brazil Open men's singles semifinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/tennis-brazil-open-mens-singles-semifinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Martin Alund (Argentina) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1 David Nalbandian (Argentina) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-3 7-5</p> David Nalbandian Simone Bolelli Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757774 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal struggles into Brazil Open final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tennis-nadal-struggles-brazil-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal struggled into the Brazil Open final on Saturday by downing Argentine lucky loser Martin Alund in three sets and later said he was handicapped by nagging knee pain.</p> <p>The former world number one, who is recovering from a left knee injury, battled hard to dismiss his 27-year-old opponent, who is ranked 111 in the world, winning 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-1 in nearly two hours.</p> <p>Sunday's final will pit the 26-year-old Spanish star against Argentine David Nalbandian, who whipped Italian Simone Bolelli 6-3, 7-5 in 85 minutes in the other semi-final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tennis-nadal-struggles-brazil-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757893 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Nadal to meet Nalbandian in Brazil Open final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/tennis-nadal-meet-nalbandian-brazil-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAO PAULO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal battled to a 6-3 6-7 6-1 win over Argentine Martin Alund in Sao Paulo on Saturday to qualify for the Brazil Open final.</p> <p>The former world number one Nadal will meet David Nalbandian in Sunday's final, the Argentine veteran having defeated Italian Simone Bolelli 6-3 7-5 in the other semi-final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/tennis-nadal-meet-nalbandian-brazil-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Nalbandian David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757958 at http://www.globalpost.com