Nalbandian loses Queen's after hurting line judge
LONDON (AP) - The Queen's Club final was halted abruptly when David Nalbandian injured a line judge, handing the title to Marin Cilic.
The 10th-seeded Nalbandian was leading in the second set Sunday when he kicked the small barrier surrounding the line judge in anger. A piece of the barrier then hit the line judge, causing bleeding on his left shin.
After checking on the line judge, the chair umpire decided to end the match.
The Argentine had been leading the sixth-seeded Cilic 7-6 (3), 3-4 in the grass-court Wimbledon warmup when the incident occurred.
Tournament director Chris Kermode says: "Rules are rules. The ATP have forced us to end the final with a code violation.''
Kermode says Nalbandian "is feeling terrible, about what he did and how it happened.''