Fognini fined for outbursts

2014-06-26 07:41
Fabio Fognini (AFP)

London - Fabio Fognini of Italy was fined a total of $27 500 by Wimbledon for outbursts during his first-round victory.

Fognini, who is seeded 16th, was docked twice for unsportsmanlike conduct - one carrying a $20 000 price tag, the other $5 000 - and lost another $2 500 for what was termed a visible obscenity.

The penalties were announced Wednesday. Fognini can appeal.

Fognini directed his anger at the chair umpire while coming back to beat Alex Kuznetsov of the United States 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 9-7 Monday.

Fognini won again on Wednesday.

The fines will come out of his prize money. He is already assured of earning at least 71 000 pounds - which is about $120 000 - for getting to the third round.

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