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Bernard Tomic fined more than $ 56,000 for lack of effort during the game at Wimbledon



The Australian Bernard Tomic was fined $ 56,500 on Thursday at Wimbledon for failing to comply with "the required professional standards" the previous week against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The fine amounts to his full tournament prize money. Tomic, who ended 2011 in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, lost 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in his Tuesday game against Tsonga.

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that Bernard Tomic's performance in his Round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not meet the required professional standards, "said the All England Club, which hosts the Wimbledon Championship.

Tomic can appeal the decision. After the game, he was asked if he was satisfied with his performance.

"Next question, please," he said.

He was also asked if he had any problems with his tournament preparation.

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"No," he replied. "Just played terribly."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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