Shapovalov fined for hitting umpire in the face

Denis Shapovalov has been fined £5,623 after hitting umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye with a ball during Canada’s Davis Cup tie against Great Britain.

Shapovalov smashed a ball away in frustration after being broken by Kyle Edmund for a 2-1 lead in the third set, having already lost the first two.

The ball struck umpire Gabas, whose left eye had to be iced after the impact.

Shapovalov, 17, was distraught after the incident and apologized profusely while Gabas was given ice, while TV pictures showed his left eye badly swollen.

After the match, an emotional Shapovalov, who was playing in only his second Davis Cup tie, said: “I feel incredibly ashamed and embarrassed and I just feel awful for letting my team down, for letting my country down, for acting in a way that I would never want to act.

“I can promise that’s the last time I will do anything like that. I’m going to learn from this and try to move past it.”

source: skysports