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Wimbledon: Bernard Tomic fined $56,100 for not meeting 'professional standard'

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Jake Elman
Bernard Tomic's Wimbledon loss was the shortest men's match at the tournament since 2004. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Bernard Tomic's Wimbledon loss was the shortest men's match at the tournament since 2004. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

July 4 (UPI) -- Australian tennis standout Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money, which amounts to $56,100 in U.S. currency, for not meeting the "required professional standard" during his first-round loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tomic's 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to Tsonga on Tuesday was the shortest men's match at Wimbledon since 2004. He lost the first set in 18 minutes and the second in 17 minutes.

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"It is the opinion of the Referee that the performance of Bernard Tomic in his first-round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not meet the required professional standards," tournament organizers said in a statement Thursday.

Tomic can appeal Wimbledon's decision if he chooses.

Tomic was asked during his post-match press conference if thought he could be fined for his performance.

"What for?" he replied.

The 26-year-old was fined $15,000 in 2017 for telling reporters he faked an injury and was "bored" with Wimbledon after a first-round loss to Mischa Zverev.

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