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Tennis: Tomic and Medvedev handed Wimbledon fines

Australian Bernard Tomic and Russian Daniil Medvedev have been fined over their behavior at Wimbledon. Tomic said he was "bored" during his first round exit while Medvedev threw coins at an umpire following his defeat.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) fined Tomic $15,000 after post-match comments saying he had been "bored" during his match against German Mischa Zverev and had faked injury. Medvedev was given fines totalling $14,500.

Tomic's comments received a barrage of criticism from former players, although former number one Mats Wilander praised him for his honesty and said he was only saying out loud what many players feel.

Stalled career

Tomic was touted as a future major champion in his homeland after winning a host of boy's titles, including junior grand slam triumphs at the Australian and U.S. Opens, but his career has stalled and he remains without a title since 2015.

"It was definitely a mental issue out there. I wasn't mentally and physically there to perform. I don't know why, but, you know, I felt a little bit bored out there to be completely honest with you," the 24-year-old had told reporters.

Tomic also said he had called for medical treatment during the match against Zverev to "break a bit of momentum" and that he had no real injury.

 Daniil Medvedev (Getty Images/C.Brunskill)

Medvedev hurled coins in the direction of the umpire

Medvedev's fines focused on his second round loss on Wednesday to Ruben Bemelmans.

After shaking hands with his conqueror, Medvedev grabbed his wallet and pulled out some coins before hurling them toward the foot of the umpire's chair.

"In the heat of the moment, I did a bad thing. I apologize for this," the 21-year-old said in his press conference.

idr/mf (Reuters/SID)