The Swiss maestro who is seldom mentioned with bad conduct learnt after his five-set thriller against Sandgren that he had been fined the said sum for using “audible obscenity” in the feisty quarterfinal encounter.
The six-time Australian Open champion had been issued the warning during the match. The warning was received in the 3rd set for code violation.
Umpire, Marijana Veljovic handed Federer the warning after a lineswoman reported the Swiss for swearing.
The Swiss star who confessed that he understood the rules was left bemused when he learnt about the fine.
"Honestly, to be frustrated at one point for over, I don’t know, 15 hours… I think it’s normal. I found it a bit tough. It’s not like I am known to throw around words and whatever. It’s not like the whole stadium heard it either. But no problem, I’ll accept it.”
When asked about the lineswoman, Federer say: “Clearly she speaks mixed. Didn’t know that. Next time I got to check the linespeople.”
Federer took to the court on Thursday for his semifinal encounter with the defending Champion, Novak Djokovic with the latter emerging victorious in a comfortable straight set, 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3.
Out of the 50 times the two stars have played against each other, Novak Djokovic has won 27 of those.
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