17.06.12----That's how the moment of madness costed him the final!
The Argentine tennis playerkicked an advertising board into the left leg of line judge being furious and broken for losing the second time in second set of tennis game. The images of his attack watched by thousands of sports lover live on TV today. The line judge Andrew McDougall got serious gash in his left shin after the attack.
It is reported that David Nalbandian, 30, has never meant to end the match in this way, but after winning the first set on a tie-break, he just could not accept losing the second set of the game, and reacted unexpectedly feircely enough to injure the line judge.
Following the rules the Association of Tennis professional (ATP) has disqualified him from Queen's club final against Marian Cilic in London. David Nalbandian, 30 regretted his action and said:
'I am sorry to do that.Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court.It is tough to control.It is a mistake.It is a tough moment to end a final like that.Sometimes we feel the pressure from the ATP.It is a mistake and I have to pay for that.Everybody makes mistakes.’
The BBC commentator Andrew Castle also gave his comments on the situation, saying:
'It was one hour 20 minutes of tennis that was building.There will be a hefty old fine for that and, more so, it will be more embarrassing for David Nalbandian.You should also think about the line judge who had a nasty old gash.It will be mortifying for Nalbandian. I don't think for a moment he will blame anyone else but himself. This one will go down in history.'
Source: The Dailymail