David Nalbandian was defaulted in the Queenâ€™s Club final on Sunday, when he injured a line judge after kicking a small barrier surrounding the judge. A piece of the barrier hit the line judge in the shin and caused bleeding. Marin Cilic was awarded the match and the title on Sunday despite trailing the Argentine 6-7, 4-3.
Nalbandian said that he should not have been disqualified. “Sometimes you get very frustrated on court and it’s tough to control that, and sometimes I do a mistake. So it’s very tough to end a final like that. But sometimes we feel so much pressure from the ATP to play a lot of tournaments. They don’t do anything (for) us, and today I do a mistake and I have to pay like that.
“I agree I do a mistake but sometimes everybody do a mistake and I didn’t feel it had to end like that, especially in a final.”
“It’s an unfortunate situation for everyone involved, the spectators, the tournament, the sponsors, the players and the linesman,” said ATP executive chairman and president Brad Drewett in a statement. “David certainly did not mean for this to happen, however the rules are very clear in a situation like this and causing injury to someone is an automatic default for any player.”
“It’s definitely not the way I wanted to win it,” Cilic said. “The match was still open but I can’t change it. I’m sorry for the (spectators) that it had to end like this.
“We had some good rallies, and it’s hard to see the final end like this,â€ Clic said.
“I played well today and came here to play four, five matches. I won them pretty comfortably in those first two or three. Iâ€™m feeling really good and I think my form is on the spot where it should be.
“I think that the beginning of the second set was really good from my side; to break him and to keep a few holds to get to the later stages of the second set. I think I played the right way. The tennis was really good today. He was making really, really good returns and putting me under pressure a lot of times.”
“There is a lot of rules, and sometimes they (ATP officials) don’t do anything. The rule book is very big and I can tell you that the ATP do a lot of mistakes to the players and nothing happens,” Nalbandian said.
Singles – Final
 M Cilic (CRO) d  D Nalbandian (ARG) 67(3) 43 Defaulted (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Doubles – Final
 M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN) d  B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 63 64