David Nalbandian announces retirement from tennis

David Nalbandian in action against Jerzy Janowicz during the BNP Paribas Open on March 9, 2013
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David Nalbandian announces his retirement from tennis at the age of 31.

David Nalbandian this afternoon announced his retirement from tennis.

The Argentinian, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2002, revealed the decision at a press conference.

Nalbandian's highest world ranking was third in March 2006. He also won the end-of-season Masters Cup in 2005 as well as two Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Paris in 2007.

The 31-year-old's last match will be an exhibition against Rafael Nadal on November 23.

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