Nalbandian Takes the Court in the US Open
The time has come. David Nalbandian is beginning today the fourth Grand Slam of the season in the Flushing Meadows. It is no less than the US Open, his favorite of the “big” tournaments since it is played on hard courts, surface on which he develops his best game. It is true that in the Olympic Games he felt the lack of a steady pace in matches, but his participation in Beijing is expected to have given him a little of the rhythm he is needing to display his best tennis. The good thing is that he did not suffer from physical discomfort: “At least, I felt no pain”, he added. This makes the man from Cordoba feel calm. After the US Open, his objective is the semifinals of the Davis Cup. His opponent will be the Brazilian Marcos Daniel, who has a short professional record (he is ranked 82nd in the ATP), and whom he has never faced before. They are playing today at about 3 p.m. (Argentine time), on court 11 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.