Wimbledon 2019: Bernard Tomic fined for not meeting ‘professional standards’

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‘Embarrassing’ – Tomic’s ‘distasteful’ defeat by Tsonga
Wimbledon 2019 on the BBC
Venue:All England ClubDates:1-14 July
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Australia’s Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money of £45,000 for not meeting the “required professional standard” during his 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tomic lost 6-2 6-1 6-4 in the shortest men’s match at SW19 since 2004.

Asked afterwards if he thought he might be fined, Tomic said: “What for?”

The 26-year-old was also fined two years ago for his conduct during a first-round loss to Mischa Zverev.

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsonga, 34, served 21 aces as Tomic’s performance was described in commentary as “embarrassing” and “distasteful”.

Wimbledon officials said that it in the the opinion of the match referee “the player did not perform to the required professional standard”.

Tomic can appeal against the decision.

He was fined more than £11,000 and dropped by his racquet sponsor after saying he was “bored” and had called the trainer when he was not injured during his 6-4 6-3 6-4 defeat by Germany’s Zverev in 2017.

Frenchman Tsonga will play Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in the second round on Thursday.

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