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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:01 PM
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120. McEnroe was fined $10,000 and suspended for two months for violations at the US Open.
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 06:24 PM by City Lights
McEnroe Suspended, Fined

September 25, 1987

NEW YORK John McEnroe's appeal was denied today and he has been suspended for two months and fined $10,000 for violating provisions of the Code of Conduct governing tournaments sanctioned by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council, the group announced.

The suspension, which begins Monday and ends Nov. 27, resulted from his accumulation of fines exceeding $7,500 for the second time this year after McEnroe was fined $7,850 for four violations at the U.S. Open championships this month.

He was disqualified from the Australian Open in January of 1990.

January 21, 1990
John McEnroe disqualified from the Australian Open

On January 21, 1990, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, American tennis player John McEnroe becomes the first player since 1963 to be disqualified from a Grand Slam tournament for misconduct.

He was also fined for an outburst at Wimbeldon in 1991.


Of course, the road to the finals was full of confrontations. In his first match, there was his infamous blowup when McEnroe verbally blasted umpire Ted James, calling him "the pits of the world," and then cursed tournament referee Fred Hoyles. He was fined $1,500. The Fleet Street journalists savagely ripped him.

Another source indicates he was fined $17,500 in 1987.


In 1987, McEnroe didn't win a title for the first time since turning pro. He took a seven-month break from the game following the U.S. Open, where he was suspended for two months and fined $17,500 for misconduct and verbal abuse.

Where's the double-standard again?

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