WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -Victor Hanescu has been fined $15,000 by Wimbledon officials after a spitting incident in his third-round match.The Romanian was fined $7,500 Saturday for unsportsmanlike conduct after swearing and spitting in the direction of hecklers in the crowd. He was fined an additional $7,500 for not using ``best efforts'' at the conclusion of Friday's match against Germany's Daniel Brands.The Romanian foot-faulted and served a series of double-faults in the final game of his match before retiring while trailing 0-3 in the fifth set. He said he had a leg muscle injury.Hanescu has 10 days to appeal.
SERIOUSLY???!!! What's the ref getting fined for the inability to officiate properly?!!!!
I agree with the fine for the unsportmanlike incident of spitting and swearing. BUT the fine for not giving "his best effort" is too much. How many matches had we seen and "suspected" of players that didn`t give their best. What is the parameter taken by the organizers to establish if a player gave his best or not? How many matches have we seen during this Wimbledon edition where we suspected of players that didn`t give their best?!?!. Come on! This is too much...