Mills is used to dealing with McEnroes - his first ever call to action was to Court One 11 years ago when John was being foot- faulted and did not much like it. Yesterday's ruling saw Patrick, the younger brother, receive a smaller fine for a volley of swear- words than Haarhuis's fine for one single outburst.
McEnroe was fined dollars 1,000 after a first-round defeat to Chris Bailey, the British player, in which he swore twice at Mike Rice, the South African referee, calling him 'gutless' and 'wrong', an outburst which was heard by spectators and television viewers.
Haarhuis's heavier penalty came for an incident in which he walked up to the umpire's chair and swore, also live on television, blaming the umpire for his defeat to Michael Chang, the American. Kuhnen's dollars 500 fine was for swearing loud enough for the baseline judge and spectators to hear during his match with Sweden's Magnus Larsson.Reuse content