Fabio Fognini, Nick Kyrgios likely to be fined by Wimbledon


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Fabio Fognini, Nick Kyrgios likely to be fined by Wimbledon

Wimbledon Chief Executive Richard Lewis has said that both world No. 10 Fabio Fognini and rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios are likely to be fined for explosive outbursts. No. 12 seed Fognini -- who suffered a surprise straight-set defeat in the third round against world No.

94 Tennys Sandgren -- had a hard time controlling his emotions on the court as in a moment of frustration he said: "I wish a bomb would explode on this club." "It wouldn’t surprise me in the end if there is a small fine but we would certainly keep it in context and readily accept the apology,” Lewis said, per the Independent.

“It’s one of the beauties of tennis really that it is a head-to-head contest and emotions and passions run high and sometimes they slightly over-spill, and sometimes they over-spill in a way that there has to be some sanctions.

"But it’s certainly not something from a club’s point of view that we’re looking to make examples of a particular situation, the Fabio one being a good example, we want to keep it in context. "It’s in the heat of the moment, it’s an unfortunate comment but we readily accept the apology that, as an example, Fabio gave.

It’s part of the heat of battle often, not always but often." Also, Lewis confirmed they will look into the comments 24-year-old Kyrgios made to chair umpire Damien Dumusois on the court during his second round defeat suffered against third-seeded Rafael Nadal.