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David Nalbandian, former Wimbledon runner-up, retires from tennis after injuries

Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina has announced his retirement from professional tennis due to injuries.

The 31-year-old achieved a career-highest ranking of No. 3 and was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2002, losing to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. He reached the semifinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments.

Speaking at a press conference in Buenos Aires, he cited persistent shoulder problems as the main reason for his decision.