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Police investigate Nalbandian after Queen's DQ

ESPN staff
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Police are investigating a complaint of alleged assault against David Nalbandian after he was disqualified from the AEGON Classic final on Sunday.

Marin Cilic was awarded victory at Queen's Club when Nalbandian kicked out at an advertising box and injured line judge Andrew McDougall in the process.

Nalbandian, who was leading the match 7-6 3-4 when he was defaulted, has been punished by being stripped of 150 ranking points and his £36,000 runner-up prize. He has subsequently apologised for the incident, which opened up a gash on McDougall's shin.

After the match, Cilic conceded he was reluctant to pick up the trophy in the circumstances. "This is not the way I wanted to win the tournament, but things like this happen that you just cannot control," Cilic said.

"I feel very sorry for Nalbandian. I can understand the fans' disappointment at the match being called off. We had some good rallies and were playing good tennis."

Meanwhile, in the world rankings, Tommy Haas has climbed 38 places to No. 49 after beating Roger Federer in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.

Men's rankings: 1. Novak Djokovic (SBR), 2. Rafael Nadal (SPA), 3. Roger Federer (SWI), 4. Andy Murray (GBR), 5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), 6. David Ferrer (SPA), 7. Tomas Berdych (CZE), 8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB), 9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG), 10. John Isner (USA).

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