To quote myself via Twitter: "The ATP needs Nalby like he needs cake." The dude showed impeccable form this week in D.C., showing off that effortless backhand that we all know and love. He took out Marcos in straight sets in the final and secured his first title of year (obvs) and first title on U.S. soil.
Tennis needs Nalby. He's one of those players who, regardless of rank or seeding, can beat anyone on any given day. Granted, he can lose to anyone on any given day, too, but let's set that aside for now. Going into the North American hard court season and the US Open, the Nalby resurgence is a huge storyline. With the win he's cracked the top 100, will clearly get direct entry into the USO, and everyone should and will be looking at where he ends up in the draws.
He matters. And that's a good thing.(Pics: Daylife)