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Reuters: Agassi Fine Doubled for Late Withdrawal

TORONTO (Reuters) – Andre Agassi was fined $80,000 by the ATP Tour Monday for his late withdrawal from the Canada Tennis Masters due to injury.

The ATP said the fine was double that normally imposed for late withdrawals because Agassi had already pulled out of the Hamburg Masters on similar short notice.

The American, a three-time winner of the Canada Masters and a fan favorite in Toronto, has now been fined a total of $120,000 for pulling out of the two events.

Citing a lower back and hip injury, seventh seed Agassi informed Tennis Canada officials late Sunday evening that he would not be playing.

Just hours before, he had collected his fourth title of the season with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Jan-Michael Gambill at the Mercedes-Benz Cup.

Lucky loser Kristian Pless of Denmark takes the 32-year-old American’s place in the draw.

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