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Fognini found guilty of major offenses by Grand Slam board

Discussion in 'Tennis' started by Vegas, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Vegas

    Vegas Well-Known Member

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    Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has been handed a suspended ban of two Grand Slam tournaments for profanely insulting a chair umpire at the US Open.

    The Grand Slam board says Fognini will be suspended from participating in two major tournaments -- one of which would be the US Open -- if he commits another major offense before the end of 2019.

    Fognini found guilty of major offenses by board
     



  2. Old Lion

    Old Lion Trump Lion in the white house, Old Lion is back.

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    He should spend more time practicing and less time crying. He has a load of talent.
     
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    What's a "major offense"?
     
  4. Vegas

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    In his case, it was swearing badly at the chair umpire. I'm guessing if he were a higher ranked player, it wouldn't have been taken so seriously. Other higher ranked players have gotten away with worse.
     
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    JuiceTheGator Purveyor of Justice Supporting Member Level 3

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    That's bullshit. Tennis needs another Ilie Nastasi. It looks too corporate and whitewashed these days.