'You cannot be serious!' Tennis' top tantrums
June 19, 2012 -- Updated 1033 GMT (1833 HKT)
David Nalbandian was disqualified from the Queen's Club final on Sunday for inadvertently injuring a match official after kicking an advertising board. But the Argentine is not the first tennis star to lose their cool on court...
'You cannot be serious!'
Woe for Williams
- David Nalbandian disqualified and fined after kicking out in Queen's final
- The Argentine could also face police action after an assault investigation was launched
- John McEnroe launched his famous "You cannot be serious!" tirade at Wimbledon in 1981
- Briton Tim Henman disqualified in 1995 for striking a ball girl with an angry shot
(CNN) -- David Nalbandian shocked the tennis world and prompted a police investigation with his act of frustration at Queen's Club on Sunday, inadvertently injuring a line judge by kicking out at an advertising board.
The Argentine was disqualified from the final against Marin Cilic, fined $12,500 and forfeited all the prize money he earned at the Wimbledon warmup event. He could face further punishment after London's Metropolitan Police Service announced it was investigating an alleged assault.
But Nalbandian is not the first tennis star to lose his cool on court, with a number of his peers also lashing out when the pressure is on.
Tennis pro booted for hurting judge
In the gallery above, CNN looks back through the years to unearth the 10 most extreme examples of tennis tantrums.
From angry Americans, raging Russians, bolshy Brits and surly Serbians, on-court etiquette is not always what it should be in men's and women's professional ranks.
Post your favorite tennis indiscretions in the comments box below.
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