The Frenchman has to pay 144,000 dollars (133,000 euros) for an unsportsmanlike act
In the second round match against Coric, the Frenchman dropped a ball to stop the point
French tennis player Hugo Gaston has to pay one Fined $144,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during last Mutua Madrid Open.
The Toulouse man’s ‘childhood’ during his second-round match against Croatian Borna Coric encountered Gaston, who thought of nothing but throwing a ball he had in his pocket to the ground to try and score the ball hit The chair umpire stops the point and retakes it.
Hugo Gaston has been fined €133,000 by the ATP for intentionally throwing a ball into the field and trying to retake the point during his match against Coric in Madrid.
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At this point, the Frenchman was 5-3 down in the first set and Coric, the rest, had an advantage in that game. The trick didn’t help him much as he ended up losing the game (6-3, 6-3). However, his gesture did not go unnoticed by the ATP, which handed him one of the heaviest fines ever imposed in the sport.
In addition, if a similar event is repeated in the same year, the amount is increased by 100% according to the ATP regulations.