May 19, 2013
Nalbandian pulls out of Roland Garros
Tennis player David Nalbandian will not play at Roland Garros, the second Gran Slam of the season, for the third consecutive time, and decided to continue with his physical recovery in order to return to the matches “in better conditions,” according to his spokesman.
“Nalbandian decided no to participate in the Niza and Roland Garros cups because he still hasn’t played in clay tennis courts. He will continue with his recovery to return to the courts in better conditions,” Bernardo Ballero, the player’s spokesman, assured.
Former world number 3 player underwent a surgery for a groin hernia and a torn muscle last March. He was expected to return to the courts last week for the Madrid Open, but he had a fever and could not play.
“The fever delayed his training, so he decided to pull out of Niza and Roland Garros,” Ballero reported.
On Monday, Juan Martín Del Potro also announced he was not going to play in Roland Garros due to a torn muscle.