Saying that David Nalbandian loves his country is an understatement. While playing his first round rubber against Romania's Adrian Ungur, he aggravated an inguinal hernia and then tore his left hamstring, yet played through the pain to win 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 . After the match he wept and then stated,
I can’t walk a single step. I thought I would be in better shape, but I have felt really bad since the first set. I could finish the match because this is Davis Cup. If it were a tournament from the tour, I would have retired in the second set. But here, I play for my country, with my people supporting me and that is a great motivation...It was one of the worst things that happened to me in my life.
Unfortunately, he will be out for 4-6 weeks missing both Indian Wells and the Sony Ericsson Open. Get well soon.