Tennis (ATP Tour)
Association of Tennis Professionals has finished
its season leaving the following results for Armenians
on the tour...
Sargis Sargsyan (from Yerevan) finished the year
ranked 85, with 70 tour points. Sargsyan played
in 19 tournaments (14 of the International Series),
including a four Grand Slam events (Australia
Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open).
His match record of 13-19 earned Sargsyan about
David Nalbandian (Argentine-Armenian), finished
at No. 12, with 355 points and played in 18 tournaments
and was the winner of tournaments in Basel Switzerland
and Estoril Portugal. His greatest achievement
of the year, however, was reaching the finals
of Wimbledon (where he lost to the No. 1 player
in the world, Leyton Hewitt).
Nalbandyan earned approximately $900,000 for
Swiss-Armenian tennis player Marie-Gayane Mikaelyan
finished the season in 44th place in the Women's
Tennis Association. For the first time this year
she played in all four Grand Slam events.
Sambo (World Championships)
Artur Grigoryan from Vanadzor, representing Armenia
at the Sambo World Championships in Panama City,
Panama took second place in the 57 kilogram weight
category in competition finishing December 2.
Two other Armenians, Vanik Khojoyan (62 kg) and
Shoghik Gevorgyan (48 kg) lost in the first round.