Rafael Nadal Fined $2,000 for Coaching at Wimbledon

by The Insider on June 29, 2010 · 1 comment

in Featured, Grand Slams

Rafael Nadal has been fined $2,000 by Wimbledon officials for receiving coaching during his third-round match. The match was against Philipp Petzschner in which Nadal was down 2 sets to 1. Typical!

Nadal was given a code violation by French umpire Cedric Mourier for allegedly receiving advice from his coach, uncle Toni Nadal, during his five-set win over Philipp Petzschener on Saturday.

Both Nadals said Toni had only been giving the player encouragement. The fine was announced Monday. Nadal said, “The rules are the rules.”

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