Marinko Matosevic was the winner of the Australian pro tour 'race' for 2008 - basically this means he was the best performed player on the tour throughout the whole year accumulating the most points. Previously, the winner of this used to be granted a wildcard into AO main draw and a $10,000 bonus. Now days, the wildcard has been removed but the player still recieves the $10,000 bonus.
However, Marinko Matosevic was told that this year he would not be given the $10,000 prize for winning the tour, the reason being that he apparently had 'too many code violations' this year
Why am i not suprised?
$10,000 goes a long way for a futures/challenger level player.