Wimbledon 2019: Bernard Tomic fined for not meeting ‘professional standards’

Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money of £45,000 for not meeting the “required professional standard” during his 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tomic lost 6-2 6-1 6-4 in the shortest men’s match at SW19 since 2004.

Tomic can appeal against his punishment and when asked if he felt he might be fined the Australian said: “What for?”

The 26-year-old was also fined two years ago for his conduct during a first-round loss to Mischa Zverev.

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsonga, 34, served 21 aces as Tomic’s performance was described in commentary as “embarrassing” and “distasteful”.

On Thursday, after his second-round victory over Ricardas Berankis, Tsonga said the punishment devalued his win “a little”.