Both David Nalbandian and Sargis Sargsyan have
suffered defeat in the second round of International
Series "Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Telefonica
Movistar" Tournament taking place in Acapulco,
Mexico from February 24 to March 2.
Playing on clay surface Sargsyan scored a 6-3,
6-0 victory in the first round over Albert Montaces.
However, playing in the second round against Fernando
Gonzalez from Chile he lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-7.
Nalbandian (seeded 2) beat Chilean Nicolas Massu
(current ranking 138) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first
round. However he couldn't manage to do the same
with his next opponent and lost 7-6 (5), 0-6,
0-6 in the second round to his country mate Mariano
Zabaleta (current ranking 47).
The same picture was at the Copa AT&T International
Series that ended last week. After first and second
round victories, Nalbandian lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-7
(7-5) to Guillermo Coria (current ranking 22)
of Argentina in the quarterfinals.
Both Nalbandian and Sargsyan's 5 race points
collected at the competition in Mexico are not
included yet as the tourney is still in process.
For the present moment Nalbandian moved from
12th to 13th place in ATP Champions Race rankings
with 59 race points.
Football (Premier League)
The executive committee of Armenian Football
Federation (AFF) confirmed a decision made last
a week by its disciplinary committee on expelling
Armenia's most famous club Ararat from all club
and league matches.
The executive committee said it will enforce
a one year ban on Ararat Yerevan.
The decision was the result of Ararat management's
refusal to send a player to the national team
and four to the Under-21 teams for friendly matches