Why and the hell would they ban Bernard???
Originally Posted by Unforced Terror
It's not his fault if his father's an idiot. Give Bernard time, I'm sure he will drive over the speed limit again.
Fining Bernard for this would be unbelievably unfair.
I'm not quite understanding how Bernard would be penalized for his father's actions.
From the ATP Rulebook............
VIII. THE CODE
8.04 Player Major Offenses/Procedures
2) Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game
The favorable reputation of the ATP, its tournaments and players is a valuable asset and creates tangible benefits for all ATP members. Accordingly, it is an obligation for ATP players, their coaches and family members to refrain from engaging in conduct contrary to the integrity of the game of tennis
. Conduct contrary to the integrity of the game shall include, but not be limited to, comments to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage a tournament, sponsor, player, official or the ATP. Responsible expressions of legitimate disagreement with ATP policies are not prohibited. However, public comments that one of the stated persons above knows, or should reasonably know, will harm the reputation or financial best interests of a tournament, player, sponsor, official or the ATP are expressly covered by this section.
Violation of this section shall subject the player to a fine of up to $100,000 and/or suspension from play in ATP World Tour or ATP Challenger Tour tournaments for a period of up to three (3) years.