Brazilian player cleared after alleged fan dispute
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Marcos Daniel of Brazil has been cleared of any wrongdoing by Tennis Australia following an alleged altercation with a spectator after his first-round loss to Alejandro Falla of Colombia.
Tennis Australia made the announcement on Wednesday.
Falla defeated Daniel 7-5, 6-3, 6-1. The Age newspaper reported that Daniel got into a dispute with Colombian spectators, and a woman was caught in a disagreement between her brother and the player.
International Tennis Federation rules bar competitors from ``the unauthorized touching of an official, opponent, spectator or other person.'' Violations can result in fines of up to $10,000.