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Marin Cilic has won the AEGON Championships after David Nalbandian was defaulted because of Unsportsmanlike Conduct. The Argentine was leading by a set and trailing 3-4 when he kicked an advertising board in frustration at losing a point, injuring a line judge sitting nearby.
ATP World Tour Supervisor Tom Barnes was called to the court and ruled that the offence was an automatic disqualification for Nalbandian. The line judge received immediate treatment from St John’s Ambulance and saw the Tournament Medical Team. No further treatment was required. Barnes said: “It is unsportsmanlike conduct, and the supervisor has the authority to declare an immediate default. Once I saw that the line judge was injured, I didn't have any other option.”
Marin Cilic said: “I wanted to win the title, but to win like this is obviously a little bit bitter. It is not how I wanted to win the title.”
David Nalbandian said: “I made a mistake and I apologise. I feel very sorry to the guy. I didn't want to do that.”
Meanwhile in the doubles final Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor defeated Bob and Mike Bryan 6-3, 6-4 to claim the title.
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The AEGON Classic final between Jelena Jankovic and Melanie Oudin has been held over until Monday at 11am after several days of inclement weather in Birmingham. Organisers have announced that anyone who brings tickets valid for Monday 11 June, Friday 15 June or Saturday 16 June (the days that were severely affected by the weather) will gain free entry into the final.
Timea Babos & Su-Wei Hsieh have won the AEGON Classic doubles title after beating Lisa Raymond & Liezel Huber 7-5, 6-7(2), 10-8. The unseeded duo won an exciting final set match tie-break, coming from 4-8 down and winning six points in a row to claim the title.
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Britain’s Jade Windley was the star of the show on the second day of qualifying at the AEGON International in Eastbourne as she overcame a ranking deficit of 466 places to defeat world No.77 Stephanie Foretz Gacon 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-1.
“Having been a set and 5-1 down this is definitely the biggest win of my career,” said Windley. “I’m so pleased it feels amazing. Last week I had a great win against a top 150 player but today tops it by a long way. I was very nervous at the start. This is my first WTA event and it took me a while to relax and play my game rather than going for outright winners and it seemed to work. I’ve had the best few days being here in Eastbourne, and with living and training down the road in Brighton this is very much like a home event for me so it’s great to do so well.”
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AEGON Nottingham Challenge – Men’s & women’s singles & doubles
Slovenian Grega Zemlja was crowned AEGON Challenge champion after a battling three-set victory over Karol Beck at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. The 25-year-old prevailed 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 against second seed Beck and will now head to the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton to enter qualifying for The Championships, Wimbledon.
“I like the grass but I knew I would have to play well to beat Karol because he is a very good player,” he said. “I have played him once before and even then it came down to a third set tiebreak. I was expecting this to be as close as that and it was. But I think I saved some of my best tennis for the last match. I couldn’t break his serve until the very last game of the match, but that was the best time to do it.”
Meanwhile, rookie Australian Ashleigh Barty collected an AEGON Challenge double as she won the ladies singles title to add to the doubles title she won on Saturday. The 16-year-old was in stunning form and defeated German Tatjana Malek 6-1, 6-1 in rapid time in Nottingham.
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AEGON British Tour Nottingham week 2 – Men’s and women’s singles
Scott Whitbread claimed his first AEGON British Tour title of the season in Nottingham over the weekend by defeating top seed Manuel Sanchez in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
In-form Whitbread came into the final without dropping a set, and sealed his place in the last two when his semi-final final opponent, Marcus Daniell, conceded a walkover. Sanchez had a much harder journey to the title play-off, having played a trio of three-set matches.
Meanwhile in the women’s draw qualifier Beth Askew reached the final two and faced second seed Yasmin Clarke. Clarke fresh from victory in last week's British Tour event, sealed another title with a 7-6(3), 6-0 win.
AEGON British Tour Nottingham week 2
Grade 4, USA – Boys’ singles & doubles
Top seed Toby Mitchell reached the boys’ singles quarter-finals in America. In the last eight he faced American fifth seed Daniel Kerznerman but was defeated 6-4, 6-2. In the boy’s doubles, Mitchell and partner Sahil Deshmukh (IND) made it through to the semi-finals before falling to third seeds Daniel Kerznerman (USA) & Henrik Wiersholm (USA).
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TE Category 3, Portugal – Boys’ & Girls singles & doubles
Top seed Marcus Walters finished as runner-up in Portugal. In the final two he faced second seed Tiago Cacao (PRT) but was narrowly defeated 7-6(8), 7-6(10). Walters was also playing in the doubles with compatriot Matthew Story where the pair came out top. The British duo were seeded third and claimed the title after overcoming second seeds Salvador Bandeira (PRT) & Sergey Schetinin (RUS) 6-3, 6-1.
Lily Reynolds and partner Michelle Luethi (CHE) reached the quarter-finals of the girls’ doubles before being defeated by the second seeds. The pair faced Beatriz Rodrigues Bento (PRT) & Ines Mesquita (PRT) in the last eight, where they were beaten 6-3, 6-3.
SMP CZ Czech Open
Antony Cotterill completed the Polish Open and Czech Open double for the second time in three years after winning a thrilling three-set contest against fellow Brit Adam Field in the quad singles decider in Prostejov.
With both Brits having won their first two round-robin matches, it was the last two games of each set that separated the two players as Cotterill came from a set down to defeat Field 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 after more than three hours on court.
After winning the Polish Open quad singles and doubles title a week earlier, Cotterill repeated his 2010 feat of winning the quad singles and quad doubles titles at both tournaments.
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17/06/13 - 20/06/13, Bank of England Sports Ground
20/06/13 - 28/06/13, Roehampton, London
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