By Lee Wagstaff
Controversial tennis star David Nalbandian has insisted that he still plans to appear at Wimbledon next week, despite his recent disqualification from the AEGON Championships.
The Argentine was chucked out of the competition – which was also held in the UK – after he kicked an advertising hoarding at a line judge during the final against Marin Cilic.
Nalbandian was immediately taken out of the tournament – losing his £36,500 prize money in the process. He was also fined £6,400 by the tennis authorities and is now the subject of an official police investigation.
However, sources close to the star have suggested that he is still determined to play at SW19.
“I can confirm to you that David’s thoughts are about playing at Wimbledon,” his representative Bernado Ballero remarked.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that the force was aware of a complaint relating to the alleged attack on line judge Andrew McDougall, which left him with a gashed leg.