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Biofile with David Nalbandian

Status: Former world #3 returns captured his first tournament in the U.S. by winning in Washington DC vs. Marcos Baghdatis.

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175

DOB: January 1, 1982 in Unquillo, Cordoba, Argentina

First Tennis Memory: “Becker, Wimbledon.”

Tennis Inspirations: “My family.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Fishing, watching Rally races, futbol, big fan of River Plate.”

Favorite Movies: “Action.”

Musical Tastes: “Everything.”

Last Book Read: “I’m reading The Psychoanalyst.”

Pre-Match Feeling: “Well, always a little bit nervous, like always. But good feeling before. Believe in my game.”

Favorite Meal: “Anything my mom does.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Dulce de Leche.”

Current Car: “Mercedes.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Shanghai 2005 (def. Federer in ATP Tour finals).”

Most Painful Moment: “My father dies. (No, in tennis?) Losing grand slam final (at Wimbledon). Yeah, (losing) grand slam and Davis Cup final.”

Favorite Tournament: “Davis Cup.”

Closest Tennis Friends: “Yeah, all from Argentina. And just Spanish ones.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “A few ones. (Can’t name ’em?) No. (Why not?) I don’t have to [smiles].”

Toughest Competitor(s): “Federer, for sure.”

Favorite Players To Watch: “The top ones.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “Not now.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “I don’t know, I don’t remember.”

Last Vacation: “Last year, south Argentina.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Normal ones.”

Career Accomplishments: Won ATP Tour finals in 2005; Finalist at Wimbledon and reached SF in all three other slams; Winner of ten career ATP singles titles.

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  • Dan Markowitz · August 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

    scoop, do you just want to bang your head against a wall when you get an interview like Nalby?

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Not at all, he was very nice about it, that’s just the way he deals with these kind of questions, short and to the point. His terms. We did it in interview room 3, there were many other Arg reporters there so I was lucky to even get him to do it. As he was known to be kind of tough to deal with the media. Several athletes have been like that, Michael Moorer was the same way. They are kind of shy/private. Or they just know they have a lot to do and want to get the interview over with as quick as possible. He was cool about it, smiled, was thoughtful, that’s just his style.



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