David Nalbandian. The Argentine is one of the best ball strikers on the ATP Tour and can beat anyone but that's only when he's actually fit enough to get behind the ball. Wasn't it just the end of last season when David defeated Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal twice and Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Indoors and Madrid?
And based on the "athletic prowess" he showed in his pathetic 4-6, 2-6, 4-6 first round loss to Canadian Frank Dancevic, he'll need to hit the weight room or psych couch stat.
But the former Wimbledon finalist gave nothing in his post-match presser but nastiness and indifference. Check it:
Q. What were your expectations coming in?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Much better than this, for sure.
Q. Physically you're fine? There was no problem with that? Did you feel your preparation was good?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, not a hundred percent, but...
Q. In what way?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Injuries.
Q. What's the injury?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: I can't tell you.
DAVID NALBANDIAN: I have to?
Q. Just interested. No.
DAVID NALBANDIAN: All right.
Q. Do you prefer not to talk about your injuries? Are you worried that it will sound like you're making excuses, or...
DAVID NALBANDIAN: There's no reason to talk for.
Q. Did the injury hamper you on court?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: I already asked you that one.
Q. You seemed quite flat emotionally. Did you feel like that, or was it a physical thing?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Maybe both, yeah.
Q. Were you flat mentally because of the physical problem?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: It's hard to tell which is first and which is second.
Q. You're known for going deep into Grand Slams. You haven't gone deep into a Grand Slam for quite a while now.
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, that's one of my goals, and I couldn't made it.
Q. So what will you do next?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: The hard court season in U.S.
Q. Do you expect to be fit again relatively quickly?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't know. We will try.
Q. No Olympic Games?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Si.
Q. How would you actually summarize this disappointment? How disappointed are you today?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: I already asked that one.
Q. In the sense of overall.
DAVID NALBANDIAN: (No response.)
Ugly loss, ugly attitude David.
(image via AP)