Friday, February 19, 2010

David Nalbandian pulls out in Buenos Aires

David Nalbandian pulls out in Buenos Aires

David Nalbandian withdrew from the Copa Telemex in Buenos Aires with a right-leg abductor injury he sustained during the second round.

Nalbandian pulled out from his quarterfinal against Albert Montanes, giving the Spaniard a spot in the semifinals.

Martin Jaite said Nalbandian was retiring on the recommendation of doctors who conducted a series of tests on him.

Nalbandian said after Wednesday’s victory over Gimeno-Traver that his trainer had suggested he pull out of the match when he injured his leg in the second set. He said he probably would have pulled out had the event not been his home tournament.

“But I decided to play for the sake of people who have always supported me,” Nalbandian said. “I took a risk but it went well.”

Because of this injury Nalbandian is out of the Argentine Davis Cup team that will play Sweden in Stockholm from March 5-7.

Source AP