Fognini fined $27,500!

Crisstti

Legend
Maybe because he's a repeat offender (not sure that's good English, but whatever). I haven't seen what he did but from what I heard, it's really not harsh.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
not enough, he was supposed to be fined $250,000 for threatening to hurt the umpire by asking him to meet him outside after the match. he threathend to beat up a umpire, that has never happened before
 

Crisstti

Legend
not enough, he was supposed to be fined $250,000 for threatening to hurt the umpire by asking him to meet him outside after the match. he threathend to beat up a umpire, that has never happened before
He should have been defaulted. I like Fog, but that is obviously crossing a line.
 
I read somewhere that he told one of the officials that he would break his racket on their heads. Don't feel sympathy for him, I do like watching him, but he deserves this, it's not the first time and certainly not the last he does something like that.
 

TeamOB

Professional
not enough, he was supposed to be fined $250,000 for threatening to hurt the umpire by asking him to meet him outside after the match. he threathend to beat up a umpire, that has never happened before
That was at Madrid though. The fine I'm talking about is from his 1st round Wimbledon match against Kuznetsov. BTW did he get fined at all for the Madrid spat?
 

Audiophile

Rookie
Threatening violence on someone is out of bounds, reason for default IMO. "Watch the match instead of putting gel in your hair", if that's what he said, that's funny as heck!!!
 

President

Legend
He has acknowledged that he has a major problem with his emotional state/temper, so why does he continue with these absurd antics? It's been years that he has behaved this way, and many people have told him how stupid it is. He even agreed with Nadal that he was wasting his potential by behaving this way, so what gives?
 
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swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
I do not agree with this at all. Thieving off players. Fabio is much needed I like his drama. These big wigs are making cash cow while the players have to grind all year. I back the player 99% of the time. Come at me.
 

agreed

Banned
Hilarious when you compare him to roddick, who abused people and received more gift money than 100 journeymen combined.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
Tennis needs a Fabio. I like the guy.
so does tennis. 'antics' is a quantity i don't think anyone would really want to see completely scrubbed from the sport. of course it needs to be controlled, but it's in pretty short supply these days. fognini hasn't passed into the major leagues with anything he's done just yet. i think if the ump felt legitimately threatened he could have easily escalated the matter in a big way--my guess is he understood the player, was lenient, and they talked afterwards.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
It was strange live..maybe the commentators could hear him but as he was speaking to the ump they were shocked and kept saying "He's dangerously close to a default here"
 

agreed

Banned
He's playing a journeyman but they think he's vicious?
If he were from the USA and ranked #2, no one would say anything. Too funny.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I didn't see today's match vs Puetz...did he clean up his act???

$27.5K is nothing to him. He won't reform until a suspension happens. He should have been defaulted in Madrid. Monday at Wimby is a result of them having no backbone after that incident...give an inch, take a mile; spare the rod spoil the child. Sit him down a couple of months and his antics will disappear.

For those who say we need this petulance, the game can be entertaining without hi jinks pulled off to distract and hopefully subdue a stronger opponent. He did all this while getting steamrolled by Kuznetsov. It doesn't happen if the tables were turned and Fog was cruising. Total gamesmanship and buying into "always change a losing game" theory even if it's through hook and crook. Tennis is a better game than that BS.
 

yemenmocha

Professional
not enough, he was supposed to be fined $250,000 for threatening to hurt the umpire by asking him to meet him outside after the match. he threathend to beat up a umpire, that has never happened before
just imagine if he said he would shove a ball down his F'ing throat!

or that he better not meet him in a hallway
 

newpball

Legend
$27,500 is not going to make him change his ways. He has been misbehaving on court for too long and somehow he should get the message real loud that he is stepping over the line.

I am not sure of the regulations but what makes sense to me is to ban him for a few months with a two year probation, then if in that two year time frame he grossly misbehaves again ban him for one year.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Better off giving him community service or warning him to not play Wimbledon next year like they did to Serena at the US.
 

ThomasGB

Semi-Pro
They should've fined him more, in my opinion. He did the exact same thing at the FO, and didn't get any warnings at all. At least Wimbledon's got the balls -- pardon the pun -- to act on it.
 
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