London, England (Sports Network) - Croatia's Marin Cilic won the Aegon
Championships tennis event in rare fashion on Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Cilic was trailing David Nalbandian, who got out to a 7-6
(7-3), 3-4 advantage, when the Argentine was disqualified at The Queen's Club.
Nalbandian, the No. 10 seed, kicked an advertising board in frustration. A
piece of the board hit the line judge, causing bleeding on his left shin.
The match was stopped and Cilic was awarded the win by default. Cilic was
playing in his second ATP final of 2012, having lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber
of Germany on clay in Munich last month.
The 23-year-old Croat improved to 7-7 all-time in ATP finals. It was his first
title since last October in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Meanwhile, Nalbandian fell to 11-12 in title matches and hasn't won a crown
since the summer of 2010 in Washington, DC.
Despite the loss, Nalbandian holds a 4-2 lifetime mark against Cilic.
Cilic took home $100,000.
The Sports Network