Daniil Medvedev is heavily fined for a rant as Nick Kyrgios is also hit in the pocket
Daniil Medvedev has been fined US$12,000 (about £9,000) for his outbursts in his Australian Open semi-final win over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The second seed lost his temper at the end of the second set and was cautioned for visible obscenity before complaining to referee Jaume Campistol about the official’s reluctance to warn Stefanos Tsitsipas’ father, Apostolos, for field training.
Medvedev was fined $8,000 (about £6,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and $4,000 (about £3,000) for obscenity.
The Russian is unlikely to worry too much given he is guaranteed to win over £800,000 in prize money even if he loses to Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final.
Denis Shapovalov, who accused referee Carlos Bernardes of being corrupt, in his quarter-final loss to Nadal, was also fined $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Canadian’s total of $15,000 (£11,000) is the highest of the tournament, with Tsitsipas second on $13,000 (£9,700) for three separate practice infractions.
Nick Kyrgios, who is taking part in the men’s doubles final on Saturday, was fined $10,000 (around £7,500) for swearing and racquet abuse.
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