The tennis player who wished 'a bomb would explode' on Wimbledon has apologized, sort of
- Fabio Fognini faces a hefty fine from the All England Club after reportedly being heard saying he wishes "a bomb would explode" on Wimbledon.
- It all happened during his third round loss to Tennys Sandgren on Court 14, Saturday.
- He gave an apology, of sorts, saying in the post-match press conference that if "somebody feels offended" he says "sorry."
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The tennis player who wished "a bomb would explode" on the All England Club during his Wimbledon Championships loss to Tennys Sandgren has issued an apology, of sorts.It all happened Saturday, when the Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini felt frustrated after his third round match was moved to Court 14, one of the smaller outside courts.
Leaning back in his chair in the post-match press conference, Fognini bemoaned the court and said he thought he "had a good chance to win."Read more: Nick Kyrgios lost to Rafael Nadal after spending the night at the pub and then had an 'awkward' moment with a reporter who had been there too
As for an apology, Fognini said that "something happened on court," adding: "If somebody feels offended, I say sorry. No problem."It is not the first time Fognini has courted controversy.According to the BBC, he was fined $27,500 for "a series of offenses" in a first round match in 2014. Three years later, he used "misogynistic language" when talking to a US Open female umpire.
The Telegraph says Fognini now faces another fine from the All England Club.
The man who beat him, Sandgren, meanwhile advances into the fourth round of the competition where he takes on Sam Querrey on Monday.
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