Following his hamstring injury at Stockholm, Nalbandian visited a doctor in Barcelona–the same doctor who takes care of Rafael Nadal and Spain’s Davis Cup team. Nalby was advised to rest and he has only just started playing tennis again.
Rafa recently went for a check-up with the same Dr. Ángel Ruiz Cotorro. Rafa’s check-up went fine and he was given a clean bill of health. Also, this photo was taken:
You will understand the humiliation if you’re a proper Nalby fan: Imagine an injured Nalby sitting in the same doctor’s room, with photographs of Rafa and Spain’s triumphant Davis Cup team hanging on the walls. It’s a cringe-worthy scene (unless the purpose of Nalby’s visit was to steal the secret formula for Fer’s hair gel, in which case, bravo Nalby!)
In other small news, Argentina’s Davis Cup team will practice with left-handed junior Facundo Bagnis in preparation for the Sevilla final. A quick search reveals that Facundo is in fact, 21 years old and currently ranked no. 157. Let’s put a face next to his name:
Your guess is as good as mine as to why Argentina would want to practice with a lefty 😉 They should perhaps recruit a terrier à la Ferrer to run them around the courts as well.