Two players have been fined a hefty amount after showing unsportsmanlike conduct during the third grand slam of the year for tennis.
Bernard Tomic of Australia was the first player to show a bad attitude Thursday after his first round loss. Tomic sat in the press conference after the match and expressed his boredom of the sport and admitted that he called the trainer on the court to try and get in his opponent’s head, according to ESPN.
After speaking that way in the press conference, the International Tennis Federation fined Tomic $15,000. This is the second-largest fine given by the federation and his tennis racket sponsor, Head decided he was not someone that represented their brand and dropped his sponsorship.
The second player to receive a fine was Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev, who lost his second round match in five sets. Throughout the match he had multiple spats with the Umpire Mariana Alves and at the end of the match started throwing coins at the bottom of her chair. According to ESPN, Medvedev was fined $14,500.
Hopefully they both have learned to use better judgment in the future.