Vastavam web: Wimbledon bad boys Bernard Tomic and Daniil Medvedev have been fined for “unsportsmanlike conduct” following their controversial behavior at the All England Club. Tomic was hit with a 11,600 ( 15,000) fine after the temperamental Australian claimed he was “bored” during his lacklustre Wimbledon first round defeat against Mischa Zverev. The International Tennis Federation responded by taking a significant chunk of the world number 59’s 35,000 earnings from the tournament.
The 24-year-old’s level of effort has frequently been called into question, and he said on Tuesday: “I couldn’t care less if I make a fourth round at the US Open or I lose first round.”To me, everything is the same. I’m going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won’t have to work again.”Medvedev ended the match by throwing coins in the direction of umpire’s chair.He expressed remorse afterwards and insisted he was not trying to insinuate that Alves had been bribed but his conduct cost him 7,500.
The remainder of the fine was for two offences during the match, including being docked a point after a heated argument with Alves. It is not the first time Medvedev, who knocked out Stan Wawrinka in the first round, has been in hot water over his conduct towards officials.At the Charleston clay court event last year, the 21- year-old was defaulted from a match after saying umpire Sandy French was “friends” with his opponent Donald Young.