Hugh Gastoncurrent 108th in the ATP Ranking, lost in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Madrid 6-3, 6-3 against the Croatian Borna Coric, last April 28. On that day, the Frenchman carried out an action classified as unsportsmanlike conduct and it was revealed that he received a €144,000 fine.
Going into the first set, Coric was up 5-3. In fact, he was ahead and one step away from winning the set. Was there when the 22-year-old Frenchman he threw a ball while the score was being contested. What did you want to achieve? That the referee decrees that the point be retaken.
For this action, and added to the repetition of this type of behavior, the ATP has decided to penalize him with a very large sum of money. “According to ATP rules, starting in 2023, unsportsmanlike conduct fines increase by 100% for each violation during the same season. This is Gaston’s fourth unsportsmanlike conduct offense in the 2023 season,” the ATP explained.
However, and before an appeal filed by the player, the fine will drop to 72,000 euros, but he will have to respect the condition that, for a period of one year, he must not commit offenses of this nature.
Over the next few days, Gaston will participate in Roland Garros, which will take place between 28 May and 11 June, where he was invited to play in the first round and will receive the sum of 69,000 euros.
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