The ITF has handed out its punishing for Fabio Fognini’s behavior during the US Open. The Italian who was tossed from the US Open for his comments toward an official, was put on probation and given a $48K fine (in addition to the $24K fine he was hit with on site).
Should Fognini commit another major offence at a Grand Slam through 2019, the 30-year-old’s fine increases to $96K and he will be suspended for 2 Grand Slam events, one of which being the US Open.
“Mr Fognini accepts and will not appeal this Decision and he has expressed remorse for his admitted misconduct,” and ITF statement read. “He has confidence that he will meet the conditions necessary to reduce his financial penalty and to lift his Grand Slam tournament suspensions in the future.”
So Fognini has to be on his best behavior at Grand Slams at least through 2019. The ruling does not apply at ATP events.
Last week for reaching the second round in singles and doubles at Beijing Fognini made $54,882
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