20-time Major Roger Federer has only been fined twice at the Majors in over two decades. The Swiss was punished for cursing Juan Martin del Potro in that epic 2009 US Open final, the first match he has lost in New York since 2003.
Roger was fined $3,000 for using an audible obscenity in the 2020 Australian Open quarter-final third set against Tennys Sandgren. In one of the most emotional matches of the entire season, Roger defeated Tennys 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 in three hours and 31 minutes.
The veteran faced all odds and advanced to his 15th semi-final in Melbourne after defending no less than seven match points! The Swiss star received a code violation when a small flag reported him to chair referee Marijana Veljovic, who then issued the warning.
Federer won the first set before losing ground in the second after struggling with a groin injury. The crowd favorite played far below his usual level in the third set when he was given an off-court medical time-out.
Frustrated with everything, the Swiss threw some profanity and received a warning from Veljovic. The 20-time Major winner spent some time talking to her and continued during the break between two games.
Roger Federer was fined at the 2020 Australian Open against Tennys Sandgren.
When the painkillers started to kick in, Federer bounced back in set number four enough to keep in touch and prolong his chances.
Roger somehow saved those seven match points in the tenth game and 3-6 in the tie break to withstand an impossible task and force a decision. With momentum on his side, the Swiss brought home the win and produced a wonderful comeback that he’s only achieved once in the past at Cincinnati 2003 against the world number 1.
114 Scott Draper. “She speaks mixed languages; I didn’t know that. Next time I have to check the lines, guys. Honestly, being frustrated at one point for more than 15 hours is normal. It’s not like I’m known for throwing words and whatever. something else. . It’s not like the whole stadium heard it. But no problem, I’ll accept”, said Roger Federer.