AP/Fotolur Photo: David Nalbandian, right, of Argentina, reacts during his match against Sargis Sargsian, left, of Armenia, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, (AFP) - Argentina's surprise Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian was ousted in the first round of the US Open here on Wednesday by Armenia's Sargis Sargsian.
Sargsian needed only 99 minutes to advance 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 against the 20-year-old, who took the junior title here in 1998. He fired 12 aces and 44 winners past the 16th seed, who committed 43 unforced errors and managed only one break point against his rival, which he could not convert.
The 29-year-old Armenian, whose best performance here was two third round appearances in 1995 and 1997, will next face either Germany's Alexander Popp or Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra.