ATP Tour

Ex-umpire fined for Noah slur

2013-04-02 15:07
Yannick Noah (AFP)

Paris - Former international tennis umpire Milan Sterba was on Tuesday ordered to pay damages to Yannick Noah for falsely claiming in a newspaper interview that the French former player took performance-enhancing drugs.

A court in Paris told Sterba, who was not present at the hearing, to pay €5 000 in damages and interest to Noah and also imposed a suspended €800 fine.

Sterba's claims were made in a March 2011 interview on the Swiss Internet site 20 Minutes and related to Noah's victory at the 1983 French Open.

At a previous hearing on February 19, Noah's lawyer William Bourdon said the comments were "undeniably defamatory" against the popular singles and Davis Cup player, who was once ranked No 3 in the world.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Djokovic out for 'some time'

2014-04-19 20:14

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.