Please stop saying it was an “accident.” It wasn’t an accident, It was an intentional act. We’re responsible for the consequences of our intentional acts.
Taking away ALL the prize money and points he worked for and then charging him is TOO FREAKING MUCH. You can see in this incident and the reaction by some to it all that's wrong with this world when someone claims that this was assault when people are dying of hunger and povery in Africa but we chose to concentrate on such a non-event. Complete BS.
What on earth
are you talking about? How did you manage to start talking about people starving in Africa? Maybe on that premise we should just abandon all tennis tournaments?
of the matter is that, through his reckless actions, he caused injury to the official which could reasonably have been foreseen given that the board was right in front of his legs
I don't personally believe that anything will come of it
but i'm glad that the police are investigating this, it'd be wrong to set a precedent that implies that potentially criminal acts committed within the jurisdiction of the ATP are somehow exempt from the wider rule of law. We don't elect the ATP so why should they decide the punishment for something which is potentially criminal?