Australian Open news: Daniil Medvedev cops heavy fine for rant as Nick Kyrgios is also hit in the pocket

Daniil Medvedev goes off on a rant

Daniil Medvedev was fined $12,000 US dollars (approximately £9,000) for his outbursts during his Australian Open semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The second seed lost his cool late in the second set and was warned for a visible obscenity before ranting at umpire Jaume Campistol about the official’s unwillingness to warn Stefanos Tsitsipas’ father Apostolos for courtside coaching.

Medvedev was fined $8,000 (about £6,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and $4,000 (roughly £3,000) for the obscenity.

The Russian is unlikely to worry too much, though, given he is guaranteed more than £800,000 in prize money even if he loses to Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final.

Denis Shapovalov, who accused umpire Carlos Bernardes of being corrupt, during his quarter-final loss to Nadal, was also fined $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The Canadian’s total of $15,000 (£11,000) is the highest in the tournament, with Tsitsipas in second on $13,000 (£9,700) for three separate coaching offences.

Nick Kyrgios, who competes in the men’s doubles final on Saturday, has amassed $10,000 in fines (approximately £7,500) for swearing and racket abuse.