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!' —
John McEnroe is as famous for his on-court histrionics as he is for the seven grand slam titles he won. In his second-round Wimbledon match in 1981, his "You cannot be serious!" catchphrase was coined after a rant at a line judge. Despite the outburst, the American went on to win the first of his three Wimbledon crowns that year.
Henman's hell —
Tim Henman may have enjoyed some of the finest moments of his career at Wimbledon, but he also had a nightmare experience at the All England Club in 1995. During a doubles match alongside fellow Briton Jeremy Bates, Henman hit a ball in frustration which struck ball girl Caroline Hall (left), resulting in the pair's disqualification.
Mikhail's madness —
While many players have taken their anger out on rackets and advertising boards, Mikhail Youzhny is one of the only tennis stars to physically attack themselves. The Russian drew blood after hitting himself in the head with his racket during a match with Nicolas Almagro in 2008.
Marat's misery —
Former world No. 1 Marat Safin lost his rag during a tempestuous Australian Open third-round defeat against Andy Roddick in 2007. The furious Russian, furious after a number of line calls were overruled, was warned for swearing and later fined $2,000.
Roddick's rage —
At the same tournament in 2008, Roddick launched a tirade at the umpire. The 2003 U.S. Open winner told the chair official "do your job," while also demanding he "use his ears" and listen.
Sharapova's shriek —
French Open champion Maria Sharapova is famous for her on-court shrieks. But at Roland Garros in 2008, the current world No. 1 aimed a verbal volley at the Paris crowd after being heckled during a clash with Dinara Safina.
Federer's fury —
Roger Federer is a calm and collected presence on the tennis court -- most of the time. In a rare moment of weakness, the former world No. 1 smashed his racket when things weren't going his way in a match with current top-ranked star Novak Djokovic in 2009.
Woe for Williams —
During her 2009 U.S. Open semifinal against Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams unleashed a verbal assault on an official which result in a hefty fine and a two-year suspended ban. Williams repeated the episode in last year's New York final, calling the umpire "ugly on the inside" during her defeat to Samantha Stosur.
Serbian slam —
Djokovic suffered an unhappy defeat against Roland Garros king Rafael Nadal in this month's French Open final. The Serbian damaged an advertising board by whacking it with his racket.