Given a chance to make an ugly situation a bit less unseemly, Nalbandian took to the microphone and apologized, but also went on a ridiculous rant about the ATP's incompetence and ineptitude. Nalbandian -- who, we should note, was fined $8,000 in Melbourne earlier this year for dousing an official with water -- was docked his runnerup prize money of $57,000. He should be fined and suspended. This is a sad way for a former top five player to be finishing up his career. But he has no one to blame but himself.
Fans mourn his passing as well. James of Portland was among those sharing recollections: "I remember before the Sampras-Federer match at Wimbledon 2001 Barry MacKay went on Fox Sports Radio and predicted the upset for the Swiss, as Bob Golic and Rich Herrera listened stunned. Very knowledgeable man, and he will be missed."