Guilherme Clezar of Brazil hits a return to Yuichi Sugita of Japan during the first tennis match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff between Japan and Brazil in Osaka on September 15, 2017. - Japan OUT
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Brazilian player Guilherme Clezar was fined $1,500 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Saturday for making what appeared to be a slit-eyed gesture in a Davis Cup tie in Japan.The gesture was caught on local television and the ITF has subsequently decided to hand down the fine for "unsportsmanlike conduct" after the footage was reviewed by the tie referee.The player insisted he had not meant to insult Japanese people in a post on the Brazilian tennis federation's Facebook page.Clezar, who also issued an apology from his Instagram account, is ranked 244th in the world and mainly competes on the Challenger tour.
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