Nalbandian was dispatched in the quarterfinal,
but earned fans on the way...
Diaspora and Armenia will be without a representative
for the finals of the Australian Open, the first
of this year's ATP Grand Slams.
Marat Safin (unseeded of Russia) put out defending
champion Andre Agassi (USA, seeded No. 4) in today's
semifinal in Melbourne (7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 1-6,
6-3). The match lasted three hours, 42 minutes.
David Nalbandian of Argentina left the competition
earlier when in a quarterfinal match he lost 5-7,
4-6, 7-5, 3-6 to the second best player at the
tournament Swiss Roger Federer.
Nalbandian collected 50 race points at the tournament
and earned $150,000. Andre Agassi meanwhile collected
90 race points and earned $300,000 for reaching
Sargis Sargsyan from Armenia was knocked out
by Todd Reid (Australia) in the second round of
the competition, however, he didn't leave Australia.
Sargsyan teamed with Karsten Braasch of Germany
for continuing his participation at the tournament
in Men's Doubles category.
The pair reached the third round where they lost
5-7, 2-6 to Argentinean double seeded 9 Gaston
Etlis and Martin Rodriguez.