Nalbandian is investigated by the Scotlan Yard
London, June 18, 2012
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian is being investigated by Scotland Yard after the incident in the final of Queens, on a complaint of alleged assault against a linesman.
Nalbandian upset at the loss of a point, became enraged and kicked a billboard struck the linesman Andrew McDougall, who ended with bloody leg.
The Argentine apologized for the incident, saying: “This is a bad situation for everyone and I apologize for that.”
Nalbandian justified his attitude as a moment of frustration and added: “I’m sorry for the linesman. I did not want to do that, but sometimes you get mad. Sometimes you can not control it and pass this type of thing. “
For his part, director of the Queens Tournament, Chris Kermode said that we must “forgive” the tennis player and move on. Sometimes mistakes are made. He did not want to do that and it would be absurd to say that he will not be welcome here next year. This week has played phenomenal and the public is excited for his tennis.”