Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nalbandian defaulted from Queens final

Nalbandian defaulted from Queens final

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David Nalbandian was defaulted from his Queen's Club final against Marin Cilic on Sunday for kicking out and injuring a linesman.

Nalbandian was leading 7-6 3-3 when he dropped serve in the seventh game and reacted by slamming his right foot into an advertising board which hurt the official's leg.

Cilic was awarded the match despite trailing 6-7 4-3.

"I played good today and came here to play four, five matches," said Cilic "I won them and pretty comfortably in those first two or three. I’m feeling really good and I think my form is on the spot where it should be."

"I made a mistake and I apologise," said Nalbandian. "I feel very sorry to the guy. I didn't want to do that. This is a bad situation for everybody that I really apologise for."

"I’m definitely very sorry to finish the tournament like this, especially in the final where we both I think played good tennis," said Cilic. "He was playing also some great rallies and in those last two games it was extremely interesting with making two breaks one of each side. So I think it was good tennis today."