Nalbandian Defaulted 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.Nalbandian insisted he shouldn't have been disqualified.''Sometimes you get very frustrated on court and it's tough to control that, and sometimes I do a mistake.

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