Mischa Zverev's heavily fined for 'poor performance'
Melbourne: Mischa Zverev became the first player to be heavily fined for retiring from his first round match at the Australian Open under new rules aimed at limiting early injury withdrawals. The German, seeded 32, withdrew from his opening match with Chung Hyeon last week during the second set and has been fined $45,000 for what is termed "a poor first round performance." That was almost all of his prize money of around $47,000. Under the new rules "any player who competes in the first round main draw singles and retires or performs below professional standards, may now be subject to a fine up to first round prize money in 2018".