Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fognini suspended from U.S. Open

Fognini suspended from U.S. Open

Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended on Saturday from further participation in the U.S. Open after earlier being fined $24,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during his first-round singles loss.

Fognini and partner Simone Bolelli will be withdrawn from their third-round doubles match.

"Fabio Fognini is hereby provisionally suspended from further participation in the U.S. Open pending a final determination whether a major offense has been committed during his first-round singles match," the Grand Slam Board said in a statement.

The 22nd-seeded Italian, known for his volatile temper, was in trouble again during his 6-4 7-6 (8) 3-6 6-0 loss on Wednesday to Stefano Travaglia when he was heard directing vulgar language towards Swedish chair umpire Louise Engzell.

Fognini was cited for three code violations and handed fines of $15,000, $5,000 and $4,000.

It is not the first time Fognini has been in hot water for being unable to control his emotions.

At Wimbledon in 2014 he was fined $27,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct.