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Rising talent Brydan Klein has been suspended for six months for racial abuse.
The ATP confirmed that the 19 year-old Australian was penalised for calling South African Raven Klaasen a “kaffir” during a qualifying match in Eastbourne, England.
Klein has been fined an additional $10,000 on top of the $14,000 he received on site. He was found guilty for aggravated behaviour under the ATP code of conduct.
The final two months of the suspension and extra fine will we cleared if he successfully completes a racial sensitivity training course.
His suspension comes after compatriot Bernard Tomic walked off court during a match in the Challenger tour last year with his father accusing the umpire of cheating.