World Group action starts in


03 May 2013

Nalbandian undergoes shoulder operation


Photo: Sergio LlameraDavid Nalbandian (ARG)

David Nalbandian faces a battle to recover in time to compete against Czech Republic in September’s World Group semifinal after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.

The Argentine, who remains a faithful Davis Cup servant, was operated on by his personal doctor Angel Luis Cotorro in Barcelona on Friday.

“I’m going to work hard every day with my team to recover in time to compete in the doubles against Czech Republic in September,” said the former world No. 3, who also capitalised on his time in surgery to undergo a further operation on his right hip, to be conducted by Mark Philippon.

Nalbandian first noticed that his shoulder was in pain after his doubles victory in the World Group quarterfinal against France and upon further inspection it was deemed necessary to go under the knife.

The doctors have said he will take four months to recover, which means his participation in Martin Jaite’s quartet in Prague is touch and go.

Related content

Related ties

CZE Flag Czech Republic v Argentina ARG Flag 13 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013 View details

Related teams

Related players




© ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. All rights reserved. No portion of this website may be duplicated, redistributed, or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.