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Mischa Zverev Receives $45,000 Fine For Australian Open Performance

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 18

German tennis player Mischa Zverev has been "slapped with a grand slam-record" A$56,165 ($45,000) fine for an "unprofessional first-round performance at the Australian Open," according to NEWS.com.au. Zverev's "gamble" to try to compete at Melbourne Park, despite nursing a viral illness, "backfired ...

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