Denis Shapovalov has been fined $7,000 for his reckless actions in Great Britain's Davis Cup victory over Canada, the International Tennis Federation has announced.
The 17-year-old Canadian smashed a ball in anger during the third set of the deciding rubber against Kyle Edmund, hitting umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye, and was immediately defaulted.
Shapovalov could have been fined up to a maximum of $12,000 on site by referee Brian Earley but the unintentional nature of the offence and his remorse will have been taken into account.
The ITF could take further action, imposing a larger fine or even a ban, but a spokesman for the governing body said no additional punishment is anticipated.
Gabas was taken to Ottawa General Hospital as a precaution but no damage to the cornea or retina was found. He will see his personal eye doctor in France on Tuesday for a further examination.
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