‘Really Embarrassing’ – David Nalbandian Recalls a Hilarious Incident Where He Was Left in Underwear in Front of Roger Federer

Published 07/21/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

David Nalbandian was one of the finest Argentine tennis players. The 40-year-old had a top rank of world number 3 in March 2006. Also, he was the only player from his country to reach at least the semi-finals of all four Grand Slams. He retired in 2011 with 11 ATP singles titles to his name. Recently, in an interview, the 40-year-old recalled a hilarious incident from his playing days involving Roger Federer.

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Here’s what happened.

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Nalbandian recalls being in underwear in front of Roger Federer

It’s an incident from Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. The Argentine lost a bet to Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on PlayStation. Because of this, he ended up in underwear in front of Swiss maestro Roger Federer. Here’s how he told it happened.

 “We had organized a small tournament and the loser would have had to go down to the hotel lobby in his underwear and take the elevator. Unfortunately, I was the loser and was not allowed to negotiate. So I headed for the elevator and the funniest thing is that when the doors opened I found myself face to face with Roger Federer and Mirka. It was a really embarrassing situation!” He said.

September 21, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland: RAFAEL NADAL talks with the media after his match with. M. Raonic in the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva Switzerland. (Credit Image: © Christopher Levy/ZUMA Wire)

Federer is out of the tour for a long time because of his knee surgery.

Federer to return in the Laver cup 2022

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion has revealed his plans for a comeback. Notably, the 40-year-old is all set to make a comeback in Laver Cup later this year. Later, he will be officially back on the tour with the Swiss indoor event in Basel. It’s great news for Federer fans, however, this means that Federer will be skipping the US Open as well. The Swiss maestro will miss out on all the four Grand Slams of the year.

Earlier at the end-of-year 2020, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic were tied with 20 Grand Slams each. However, Nadal has moved to 22 Slam titles now and Djokovic has 21.

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The Legend will have a lot of catching up to do to remain in the race. 

Can Federer end up with the most number of Grand Slam titles? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary

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