2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian retires

Before Wimbledon in 2012, Nalbandian was disqualified and fined after a line judge was hurt when the player kicked an advertising board during the final at the Queen's Club grass-court tuneup tournament. A piece of the barrier hit the judge's left shin, drawing blood. Nalbandian lost nearly $70,000.

updated: October 02, 2013 11:37 IST
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Buenos Aires: David Nalbandian, the 2002 Wimbledon finalist who caused an uproar a decade later by injuring a line judge at another tournament, retired from professional tennis Tuesday because of a shoulder injury.

The 31-year-old Argentine player described it as a "difficult day," but told a news conference that he was "super grateful" to his sport.

Saying his shoulder did not "respond well" to treatment, Nalbandian concluded: "I cannot compete."

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