The God (or maybe Gods) of Tennis didn’t hear all the fan prayers who wanted to somehow give another chance to David Nalbandian to play in Masters Cup in Shanghai. What were the odds that everything would work the way it did in 2005. The Argentine player, champion at Madird and Paris Masters tournaments, has decided to not go to Shanghai as a first alternate after learning that American Andy Roddick and Rassian Nikolay Davydenko will be there despite some doubts due to injury.
Tommy Robredo, ranked tenth in the standings, will travel to Shanghai on Wednesday evening to take Nalbandian’s alternate spot at the Masters Cup.
Nalbandian is already in Cordoba, and is celebrating his two big wins with family and friends.