Nalbandian on his Way to Emulating McEnroe

The world of tennis has seen many ‘super brats’, with former American player John McEnroe being one of the foremost of the brats to have graced the tennis court. Age, however, had mellowed the fiery American down somewhat but if he wanted to leave a legacy of his fiery temper on court, he has been highly successful with Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian, who cites the former 7 time Grand Slam winner as one of his boyhood idols, is well on his way to becoming the latest ‘super brat’ at Wimbledon.

Having been ejected from the Queen’s barely 10 days before the first ball was hit at the All England Club for kicking out at an advertising board and causing hurt to a line judge, people expected the 30 year old former world number three to be at his best behavior against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, especially with the police still continuing the investigations over the circumstances that led to his clash with the line judge.

But the crowd at the All England Club was witness to some of the fiery temper of David Nalbandian, one of the best tennis bets and also considered as the angriest player on Tour since the retirement of Chilean ace Marcelo Rios, when the 30 year old lost his cool over a line call from the chair umpire.

Although, the call hardly would have mattered to the Argentine as he went on to lose the match in straight sets to the Serbian with a score of 6-4, 7-6, 6-2, but the fact that he still couldn’t manage to keep his temper in check considering the fact that he is still under police investigation speaks volumes about the player.

And hardly anyone seems to be on the side of David Nalbandian with many even considering his early exit as a kind of poetic justice.

Nalbandian remains some one of some pundit’s US Open tips, but will need to control his temper if he is to prevail.