Tursunov fined for outburst against umpire
The Russian has been fined USD 7,500 for hitting the ball towards chair umpire Fergus Murphy during his 4th-round loss at Wimbledon.india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 16:57 IST
Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov has been fined USD 7,500 (euro5,860) for an outburst during his fourth-round loss at Wimbledon.
After losing his service in the 15th game of the fifth set to give Finland's Jarkko Nieminen an 8-7 lead, Tursunov hit a ball towards chair umpire Fergus Murphy. The Irish official ruled that Tursunov had deliberately tried to hit him and gave him a point penalty.
When the match ended Monday, Tursunov tugged at Murphy's hand and waved a finger in his face.
Nieminen won the four-hour match 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (6), 9-7.
The International Tennis Federation said on tuesday that Tursonov was fined USD 2,500 (euro1,960) for the ball offense during the match, and USD 5,000 (euro3,900) for the altercation with Murphy at the end of the match.
Tursunov called Murphy an 'idiot' at a news conference after the match.