Wimbledon 2016: Pablo Cuevas fined for toilet threat and sit-in

Pablo Cuevas (left) and Marcel Granollers argue with the match referee
Pablo Cuevas (left) and Marcel Granollers argue with the match referee
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A player who threatened to urinate in a ball can on court, then staged a sit-in protest during a match, has been fined almost £7,000.

Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas was punished for unsportsmanlike conduct after the two incidents in a Wimbledon doubles game.

Partner Marcel Granollers was fined £5,800 for his part in the protest.

The pair lost Monday's third-round match 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 14-12 to Britain's Jonny Marray and Adil Shamasdin of Canada.

Cuevas was refused permission for a toilet break by umpire Aurelie Tourte, so threatened to relieve himself in a ball can on court - leading to his first code violation.

His second came when he hit the ball out of the court in frustration after double-faulting, which prompted his sit-down protest with Spaniard Granollers.

A supervisor had to be called to get the match started again and play was delayed for 10 minutes.

Cuevas was fined £3,100 and £3,850 for the separate incidents.

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