Murray vs Nalbandian Record / Head to Head

Murray NalbandianDavid Nalbandian and Andy Murray’s Andy Murray and David Nalbandian have met on 7 occasions and their head to head record currently stands at 5-2 in Murray’s favour. Their last match was on clay courts at the 2012 Masters 1000 Rome where Murray won 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

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Andy Murray David Nalbandian
5 Wins 2
1 Clay 0
0 Grass 1
4 Hard 1
0 Carpet 0
0 Grand Slams 1
0 Finals 0
0 Semi-Finals 0
Murray vs Nalbandian Previous Matches
Date Event Round Surface Winner Score
May 2012 Masters 1000 Rome R32 Clay Murray 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Oct 2011 Tokyo, Japan Q Hard Murray 6-4, 7-5
Aug 2011 ATP Masters Cincinnati R32 Hard Murray 6-4, 6-1
Nov 2010 Masters 1000 Paris R32 Hard Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Aug 2010 Masters 1000 Canada Q Hard Murray 6-2, 6-2
Oct 2008 ATP Masters Paris Q Hard Nalbandian 6-7(3), 3-6
Jun 2005 Wimbledon R32 Grass Nalbandian 7-6(4), 6-1, 0-6, 4-6, 1-6

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Most fans will always think of that third round match between Murray and Nalbandian at Wimbledon 2005 when they think of these two players. Though the pair have met a few times more since then and despite losing that first match, Murray holds a winning  head to head over Nalbandian.

Murray is set to once again meet the Argentine this week in Rome at the ATP 1000 Masters event, it will be their first meeting of 2012 and their first since October 2011 when Murray won in straight sets in Japan.

Murray in fact has won their last four matches all of which were played on hard courts and currently leads Nalbandian 4-1 on hard courts. Nalbanian’s last hard court win against Murray was all the way back in October 2008.

Murray vs Nalbandian Previous Matches
Date Event Round Surface Winner Score
May 2012 Masters 1000 Rome R32 Clay Murray 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Oct 2011 Tokyo, Japan Q Hard Murray 6-4, 7-5
Aug 2011 ATP Masters Cincinnati R32 Hard Murray 6-4, 6-1
Nov 2010 Masters 1000 Paris R32 Hard Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Aug 2010 Masters 1000 Canada Q Hard Murray 6-2, 6-2
Oct 2008 ATP Masters Paris Q Hard Nalbandian 6-7(3), 3-6
Jun 2005 Wimbledon R32 Grass Nalbandian 7-6(4), 6-1, 0-6, 4-6, 1-6

Although they have met a few times since, there first ever match will remain their most mememerable. It was all the way back in 2005, Murray was playing in his first ever grand slam and the young Scot made it through to the third round, he was 2 sets up against the former Wimbledon champion when the 17 year old’s body gave up on Murray and Nalbandian in the end ran out the winner.