Bernard Tomic has been fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for his vulgar comments aimed at a spectator during the U.S. Open on Tuesday, according to the ITF.
The spectator was apparently taunting the Australian tennis player during his loss to Damir Dzumhur.
Microphones picked up Tomic telling the fan, “suck my b----,” “I will put my b---- in your mouth,” and “I will give you some money to make you feel good” to the individual.
French umpire Cedric Mourier told Tomic to him to ask for his assistance next time, rather than take matters into his own hands. The spectator was asked to leave at the end of the first set.
Tomic addressed his comments after the match.
“I think he was just baiting me a bit,” Tomic said, “I don’t want to get into it. I apologized for what I said to him. I think after he left [after] the first set, I think the crowd got happy he left because he was a bit annoying.
“It was maybe not good that the crowd got too excited or sometimes speaking in the points, it’s not fair. I think we’re here to all play and everything has to be equal,” Tomic added.