After crashing out of the opening round of Wimbledon 2017, Australia tennis player Bernard Tomic has been fined $US15,000 after his outburst and admission that he was bored during his loss to Mischa Zverev on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old had lost his first match to Germany’s Zverev and later he said that he was playing only for money. Tomic said he’d lost the motivation to perform even on sport’s biggest stages.
The Australian had also said that he called the trainer on not because he was injured but because he wanted to disrupt his opponent’s rhythm and game. His fine of $15,000 is the second biggest imposed by International Tennis Federation since 1991. The highest fine that the ITF imposes on incidents at Grand Slam is $20,000.
The governing body also handed Daniil Medvedev of Russia three fines, totalling $14,500, for his behaviour where he threw coins at an umpire following his defeat on Wednesday.
After his loss to Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday, Medvedev shook hands with his conqueror and later grabbed his wallet and pulled out some coins before hurling them toward the foot of the umpire’s chair.
“In the heat of the moment, I did a bad thing. I apologise for this,” the 21-year-old Russian said in his press conference.