Tennis Player fined $7,000 for Hitting Umpire


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International Tennis Federation has fined $7,000 to a Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov for hitting the ball on the eye of umpire.

In the decisive reverse singles against England during Davis Cup World Group 1st round tie, he hit the ball after losing a point against his opponent Kyle Edmund which hit the umpire’s eye after which he was immediately taken to hospital for emergency and the English team was declared winner.

The inflammation on the eye of umpire was clear when the ball struck his eye. Apparently, no serious damage was done to his eye but he will make detailed medical checkup from an experienced doctor. After this incident, the Canadian player faced defeat after which the English team reached quarter final. Later, the player apologized from the umpire and said that he wanted to throw the ball on net but it went on the wrong side and hit eye of the umpire.

International Tennis Federation (ITF) fined Dennis $2,000 after declaring him match default and the remaining $5,000 are for breaking laws of the sport. Due to unintentional act, the player was not given the maximum punishment of $12,000. IFT has no intention to take any further action against the player.

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