- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 December 5 , 2003 

Sports: Nalbandian, Sargsyan move up, Agassi down, in ATP rank

No. 39; No. 8; No. 4..

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) released its final ranking for 2003 this week. The ranking is based on results of ATP-sanctioned tournaments throughout the year.

Andre Agassi, of the United States, started the year at No. 2, but finished in fourth position with 685 points. Agassi played in 19 tournaments, winning four, including the Australian Open and the Miami Tennis Masters Series. Agassi earned $2.5 million this year while winning 47 matches and losing 10.

Argentine David Nalbandian had a reversal of Agassi’s fortunes in ranking as he moved up from 12th to eighth place, with 412 points, collected in 21 tournaments.

Nalbandian did not win any titles in 2003, but reached the finals in the Basel International Series and the Canada Tennis Masters Series. Four times he reached the quarterfinals, including the Australian Open. Nalbandian earned $1.28 million as he won 42 matches and lost 20.

Armenia’s Sargis Sargsyan had a good year, moving from 85th to 39th place, with 190 points, earned at 26 tournaments.

Sargsyan did not win any tournaments, but was a finalist in St. Petersburg and in Moscow. The Yerevan native won 28 matches and lost 26 and earned $530,000.



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