Argentine tennis player David Nalbanadian was disqualified from the Queen’s Cup Final after injuring a line judge when he kicked an advertising board in frustration. The advertising board was about 5 inches from the line judge. Nalbandian did not think he should have been disqualified for “a mistake” and blamed “pressure from the ATP to play a lot of tournaments.”
“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,” he said. “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.
By rule, any violent act results in disqualification.