David Nalbandian, Julien Benneteau and Marcos Baghdatis Receive Penalties from Australian Open 2012

by The Insider on January 20, 2012 · 1 comment

in ATP News, Grand Slams

David Nalbandian was fined $8,000 for his outburst on Friday where he threw water at a staff member at the Australian Open. The incident happened in his match against John Isner and frankly I can easily see why he got upset!

Nalbandian commented about his penalty and said, “ridiculous playing this kind of tournament with this kind of umpires.”

Other penalties included:

Julien Benneteau’s $2,500 penalty for verbal abuse is the next highest.

Marcos Baghdatis was fined $1,250 for smashing four rackets on Wednesday.

Overall, I think Baghdatis got the best out of the penalties, it could have been a lot worse! Additionally, it got him a huge amount of press!

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