The International tennis federation (ITF) on Wednesday to appeal the suspension of the Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase shortened. Its fine on the other hand increased. Nastase behaved in april 2017 aggressive and racist during the Fed Cup meeting between Romania and Great Britain.
The 71-year-old Nastase, a former number one in the world, was initially suspended until January 1, 2021. But the ITF has decided to appeal his suspension with eight months to bring back to april 23, 2020. Nastase is also banned from all ITF competitions until 23 april 2018. His fine increased, from 10,000 to 20,000 dollars.
The Romanian went at the end of april in the barrageduel against Great Britain heavy on the wrote. He insulted the umpire, the British captain Anne Keothavong and player Johanna Konta. The scheldende Nastase was then the stadium turned off.
In the run-up to the Fed Cup-take the former number one in the world and grandslamwinnaar even though the pregnancy of Serena Williams commented. “Let’s just see what color the baby has. Chocolate with milk?”, he said, what Nastase a storm of indignant reactions resulted.