Nalbandian beaten in farewell match

  • Last Updated: November 24 2013, 10:49 GMT

David Nalbandian headed into retirement on the back of an exhibition defeat to world number one Rafael Nadal.

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Playing in front of a crowd of almost 10,000 in Buenos Aires, the Argentine went down 6-3 6-4.

Nalbandian had beaten Nadal in Cordoba on Thursday.

Their second match of the week was again a light-hearted affair with Novak Djokovic, who will face Nadal in another exhibition match on Sunday, also playing a starring role.

Dressed as a medic, the world number two came onto court at one stage to 'treat' Nalbandian.

Djokovic and Juan Monaco, later joined Nalbandian and Nadal on court for a doubles match.

Nalbandian announced his retirement earlier in the year due to long-standing hip and shoulder injuries.

The former world number three is regarded as one of the best players never to win a Grand Slam title. He did reach the Wimbledon final back in 2002, losing to Lleyton Hewitt. He also captured 11 titles on the ATP World Tour.


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