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Fabio Fognini Expelled from the US Open for insults to a Chair Judge

 

The Grand Slam Council said in a statement that the expulsion was agreed by a “serious offense” of the Italian in the first round match that lost by 6-4, 7-6 (8), 3-6 and 6-0 .

The Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has been expelled from the US Open for the serious insults he made to a court judge during his match against his compatriot Stefano Travaglia last Wednesday.

The Grand Slam Council said in a statement that the expulsion was agreed by Fognini’s “serious offense” to the judge in the first-round match that lost 6-4, 7-6 (8), 3-6 and 6-0. The Italian tennis player called him “troia bocchinara” (“fucking chupapollas”).

The measure has immediate effects and Fognini will no longer be able to play the next doubles match in which he was to participate with his compatriot Simone Bolelli in the third round.

Fognini had already received a fine of $ 24,000 for that incident. The Grand Slam Council reported that the measure was applied in accordance with the principles contained in articles of the Grand Slam Code of Conduct that penalize “aggravated behavior” and “conduct contrary to the integrity of the tournament”.

The process of reviewing these incidents may result in Fognini’s permanent suspension of Grand Slam tournaments and a $ 250,000 fine, the council recalled.

The player, number 26 in the ATP ranking, was already fined at Wimbledon in 2014 for his bad behavior in the first round of that tournament.