Jun 28 2010
Victor Hanescu apparently can’t handle the heat. Hecklers finally got to the Romanian, who was fined $15,000 for his actions in his 5 set loss against Germany’s Daniel Brands. Hanescu said of he incident,
There were people in the crowd that had been insulting me since the beginning of the match, Hanescu said in a statement issued by the ATP. I lost my control briefly in the fifth set after another insult from someone in the crowd. I should have never done that, but I am human and I made a mistake.
After going down 3-0 in the fifth set, Hanescu retired citing injury. His fine was $7,500 for his conduct at Wimbledon, and another $7,500 for not putting forth his best efforts in the match. His fine will be deducted from the $47,000 he made for reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Poor Victor getting heckled. Come on, man. With that said, who goes to Wimbledon to talk shit to players…
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