David Nalbandian

  • Date of birth: January 1, 1982
  • Birthplace: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Residence: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Height: 5'11" (1.80 meters)
  • Weight: 175 lbs. (79 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed

David Nalbandian began playing tennis at age five, he is ranked 15th in the world as of April 20, 2009. During the course of his career, Nalbandian has won ten ATP titles.

Nalbandian is an all-court player and is known as one of the cleanest ball strikers in the sport. He uses powerfully struck, sharply accurate groundstrokes which have very low error-percentage. His signature play is the wide drive that swings out of court on both sides, low and spinning. He is able to take high balls on the backhand and forehand side and return them with acute angles and low trajectories. What’s more, he uses these skills with great tactical intelligence. Given his adept use of angle, depth, and pace, his opponents often have difficulty breaking down one particular side. His ground game is complemented by his anticipation, speed and ability to end points at the net. Nalbandian's trademark shot is his two-handed backhand down-the-line, which he often uses to set up a point, by either hitting a clean winner or forcing a weak return from the opponent.