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Nalbandian eyes top 10

Thirty year old Argentinean Nalbandian who is currently ranked 40 in the world still believes he can return to the top 10 in the world. The old world number three has seen his rankings slide since losing in the French open semi finals back in 2006. Although Nalbandian has failed to deliver in grand slam tournaments for some time, he still believes he has the game to return to the top.

2012 has proved a solid year for the Argentinean who despite only reaching one semi-final this year has earned himself a number of big wins against world top 15 opponents such as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Monaco, Gilles Simon and came close at Indian Wells to defeated world number two Rafa Nadal. After a strong performance at the Serbia Open the world number 40 seems to be playing some good tennis and recapturing some form from earlier in his career.

In many people’s opinion Nalbandian is one of the greatest player to never have secured a Grand Slam trophy. The ex world number three has suffered with chronic inconsistency. From game to game the quality ball hitter can turn from world beater to novice in the same tournament. A return to the top ten is not out of the question. Clearly the quality is still there, however the issues are his health and motivation which has always been a concern with the quality baseline hitter. At 30 he still has some miles left in him and if he can put together a string of good performances and perhaps with some luck, he could quite easily return to the top end of the sport. An unsuccessful return to the French Open this year has not helped him, this feat is not beyond him yet.