Argentina's David Nalbandian was sensationally disqualified from the
Queen's Club final on Sunday for angrily kicking an advertising board at
a line judge which left the official suffering a gashed and bloodied
The fiery Nalbandian, who had won the first set 7-6 (7/3)
against Croatia's Marin Cilic, had just lost his serve to fall 4-3 down
in the second when he reacted with a frustrated kick at the board, which
was just in front of line judge Andrew McDougall.
A stunned and
angry McDougall then rolled up his trousers to reveal a bloody gash on
his leg before appearing to remonstrate with Nalbandian.
came to a halt and after a delay of several minutes, ATP supervisor Tom
Barnes came onto the court to speak to umpire Fergus Murphy and
It soon emerged that the 30-year-old's petulant
behaviour had been punished with disqualification "due to unsportsmanike
behaviour" and Cilic was declared the champion.
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