Bernard Tomic was fined $56,100, his full Wimbledon prize money, on Thursday by tournament organizers for not meeting the “required professional standard” in his first-round loss to Jo-Wilfried.
The Australian lost 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in Tuesday's 58-minute match — the shortest in Wimbledon since 2004.
"All players are expected to perform to a professional standard in every Grand Slam match," the All England Club said in a statement.
"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, and therefore he has been fined the maximum amount of £45,000 ($56,100) which will be deducted from prize money."
Bernard Tomic plays a backhand in his match against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. (Photo: Clive Brunskill, Getty Images)
Tomic, 26, had a three-minute press conference following the loss, saying “next question” on three occasions. When asked if he expected a fine, he did not answer, and when he was asked if it would bother him if he lost prize money, he said, “For what?”
“I think I played as best as I could. It's just I played terrible,” Tomic said when asked about his perceived lack of effort.
Tomic was fined $15,000 in 2017 at Wimbledon for saying he was "bored" after losing a match.
"I don't agree with fining the guy all of his prize money," Kyrgios said after losing to Rafael Nadal in the second round. "He earned his right to be in the draw. He played the whole year. He's obviously winning enough to be at the most prestigious tournament in the world. To take all his prize money I think is outrageous."
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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