'A BOMB SHOULD EXPLODE HERE': Fognini explodes with Wimbledon rant

Tennys Sandgren Fognini's a really good player very talented

"Wish a bomb would explode on this club". He said he was upset about not playing well and the condition of the grass at Court 14.

The Italian 12th seed was beaten by USA world number 94 Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 7-6 (12/10), 6-3 on the compact Court 14.

"Something happened on court ... Most of the time when you're on court, you're frustrated", he said. For sure, I was not happy about my performance today because I was knowing I have a lot to win in this case, because was I thinking I have a good chance to win. If I feel sorry for somebody, I have to say sorry.

"If I offended anyone, I apologize", Fognini said in Italian.

Fognini received three fines from the International Tennis Federation totalling almost $A35,000.

He was docked a then-record $27,500 of his prize money at Wimbledon in 2014 for a series of outbursts during a first-round victory. He was once thrown out of the US Open for some less than savoury comments directed at a female umpire, and is generally a bit of a tit. But having his financial penalty slashed now appears a lost cause after the 32-year-old's latest temper tantrum.

Wimbledon must now decide how severely to punish Fognini for this latest act.

"That's the schedule. The schedule is like that, I have nothing to say", he said.

Reporter Ben Rothenburg later pointed out that Wimbledon had in fact been bombed by the Nazis during the Second World War.



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