Sargis Sargsyan and David Nalbandian have suffered
defeats in the first round of Pacific Life Open
tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Florida. The
tournament concludes this weekend.
Sargsyan lost 4-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6 to Juan Carlos
Ferrero, ranked 7, while Nalbandian suffered 6-4,
4-6, 5-7 defeat from Argentinean Juan Ignacio
Chela, ranked 50.
In the previous week's play, Sargsyan suffered
defeat in the second round of a tournament in
Delray Beach Florida.
After beating snumber two seed Guillermo Coria
from Argentina in the first round he lost 7-5,
4-6, 0-1 (walkover) in the second round to Vladimir
Voltchkov of Belarus, ranked 57.
Sargsyan, of Yerevan, earned $6,225 and collected
3 Race points. For the present moment he is holding
34th place in the ATP rankings.
Nalbandian, of Argentina, seeded 3 at the Franklin
Templeton Tennis Classic International Series
Tournament lost 6-0, 3-6, 4-6 in the quarterfinals
of the competition to Mark Philippoussis from
For the present moment Nalbandian holds 14th
place in the ATP rankings.
Both Sargsyan and Nalbandian moved one position
down in the rankings. Meanwhile Andre Agassi,
despite his loss in the first round of the Franklin
Templeton Tennis Classic, is still No. 1 in ATP
with 235 Race points.