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The Latest: Djokovic fined $7,500 for no news conference

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):

6:20 p.m.

The total financial penalty for Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open disqualification: $267,500.

 

Djokovic has been docked an additional $7,500 for skipping the mandatory post-match news conference after being defaulted in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after dropping a game.

The maximum fine for that infraction is listed as $20,000 in the Grand Slam rule book.

That is also the most someone can be fined for unsportsmanlike conduct; Djokovic earlier was told to pay $10,000 for that violation.

 

Those two fines are in addition to losing his $250,000 in prize money for making it to the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

To put the money in context: Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his career, aside from millions more in endorsement deals.

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