Nadal fined $2,000 for receiving coaching

WIMBLEDON, England (AP)—Rafael Nadal has been fined $2,000 by Wimbledon officials for receiving coaching during his third-round match.

Nadal was given a code violation by French umpire Cedric Mourier for allegedly receiving advice from his coach, uncle Toni Nadal, during his five-set win over Philipp Petzschener on Saturday.

Both Nadals said Toni had only been giving the player encouragement.

The fine was announced Monday.

Nadal said, “The rules are the rules.”


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Updated Jun 28, 5:18 pm EDT
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