Nadal fined for receiving coaching
WIMBLEDON, England -- Rafael Nadal has been fined $2,000 by Wimbledon officials for receiving coaching during his third-round match.
Nadal was given a code violation by French umpire Cedric Mourier for allegedly receiving advice from his coach, uncle Toni Nadal, during his five-set win over Philipp Petzschener on Saturday.
Both Nadals said Toni had only been giving the player encouragement.
The fine was announced Monday.
Nadal said, "The rules are the rules."
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