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American doubles participant Mike Bryan has been fined $10,000 (#8,222) for using his racquet to make a shooting gesture at a line judge during the US Open.
Into his racquet turned down and pointed it after challenging an incorrect call.
It came contrary to Roberto Carballes Baena and Federico Delbonis during a second-round win for Bryan and brother Bob.
Bryan has given apologised, saying the gesture”was meant to be playful”.
From the newest of a several shootings, seven people were killed on Saturday to occur in the United States.
“We won the point and the gesture was meant to be playful,” explained Bryan in a statement quoted by the New York Times.
“But given the current news and political climate I understand the way my gesture could be seen as insensitive. I guarantee I shall never do anything like this again.”
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