Wimbledon 2017: Tomic and Medvedev fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 6, 2017

Bernard Tomic has been hit with a (AU) $20,000 fine after his dismal first round showing at Wimbledon this week.

The Grand Slam Committee fined Tomic $US15,000 ($A19,760) for unsportsmanlike conduct after the Australian admitted to feigning injury to take a strategic medical time-out during his 6-4 6-3 6-4 loss to German Mischa Zverev.

Tomic's fine represents around a third of the $60,000 prize money he received for his lame 84-minute cameo at the 131st championships.

For his troubles, the 24-year-old will have to pay £11,600 ($15,000).

Medvedev had a number of disputes with umpire Mariana Alves during his second-round defeat on Wednesday and ended the match by throwing coins at her chair.

The 21-year-old, who earned £57,000 for reaching the second round, led 2-0 in the decider but became angry at Alves' decisions as he lost five straight games and was docked a point by the umpire.

He insisted there was no bribery implication associated with his act, saying: 'I was disappointed with the result of the match.

"I think I don't respect the sport enough", he said in a post-match interview.

"To me, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world that I have done really well in my career and, yeah, I just couldn't find anything", he said after his premature exit. So I was just very disappointed.

"In the heat of the moment, I did a bad thing". I apologise for this'.

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