Nalbandian fined $12K and faces assault inquiry

June 18, 2012 - 12:01 PM
Britain Tennis Queens Club

Argentina's David Nalbandian, left, checks on the line judge after causing an injury to him, for which he was disqualified, during the Queen's Club grass court championships final tennis match against Croatia's Marin Cilic, London, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Nalbandian 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. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — David Nalbandian has been fined the maximum $12,560 and faces a police investigation into an assault complaint after kicking an advertising board and injuring a line judge during the Queen's Club final.

The ATP confirmed the fine for unsportsmanlike conduct on Monday. Nalbandian also was stripped of his $57,350 in prize money.

London police declined to say who made the assault complaint against Nalbandian, who was defaulted from Sunday's match against Marin Cilic in the grass-court Wimbledon warmup event.

Any member of the public who witnessed the event in person or on television could have made a complaint, as could the line judge himself.