really weird and unexpected behaviour by Marcos Daniel, never thought he'd be able to do sthg like that; still, let's wait for some more details, maybe he'll comment on that later on...
here's what I found:
By Julian Linden
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - "Brazilian tennis player Marcos Daniel is at the center of an investigation by Australian Open officials after an alleged fracas involving a female spectator on Tuesday.
The tournament referee ordered the inquiry after the alleged incident between 31-year-old Daniel and the spectator following his first round loss to Colombia's Alejandro Falla.
"The Tournament Referee's office is looking into the alleged incident," a Tennis Australian spokesman confirmed.
Witnesses courtside told a Reuters photographer that a scuffle had taken place when the woman approached Daniel, the world number 88, as he was walking away from the court after the match.
The woman was not injured in the alleged incident but witnesses said she had ended up on the ground. Photographs taken by Reuters showed mud on the back of her trousers.
Daniel was not available for comment because he had already left the Melbourne Park tennis complex when officials were notified about the incident.
Under the rules for players at grand slam tournaments, "the unauthorized touching of an official, opponent, spectator or other person" by competitors is strictly forbidden.
Players found guilty of violating the rules can face fines of up to $10,000, the International Tennis Federation said.
Tournament organizers had pledged to beef up security for this year's event after the past three championships were marred by ethnic violence."
(Editing by Miles Evans)