Cuevas, Granollers fined over Wimbledon toilet tantrum


Wimbledon's organisers have confirmed Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers were fined for unsportsmanlike conduct following an unusual incident on Tuesday.

Cuevas threatened to urinate in a ball tin after being denied a bathroom break in a doubles match against Jonny Marray of Britain and Canadian Adil Shamasdin.

Uruguayan Cuevas, who was given a code violation by umpire Aurelie Tourte for the distasteful suggestion, then struck a ball out of the court in frustration at having committed two double faults.

He incurred a second code violation and earned the pair a one-point penalty, affording their opponents three match points.

The incensed Cuevas and Granollers then began a sit-down protest that required the intervention of a senior official. The match resumed 10 minutes later and was promptly won by Marray and Shamasdin on their second match point.

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club told Omnisport Cuevas was fined $9,000 and Spaniard Granollers $7,500 for their actions.