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Father of French tennis player Aravane Rezai convicted of violence

Father of French tennis player Aravane Rezai convicted of violence

The father of French tennis player Aravane Rezai was found guilty of using violence against the father of a rival player, lawyers said Thursday.
Arsalan Rezai was fined euro500 (US$634) for insulting George Ayassamy, the father of Aravane Rezai's opponent in the final of the 2004 French championship for 17-18 year olds.
The two men got into a fight on the eve of the Aug. 24, 2004, match.
The French Tennis Federation hired bodyguards to prevent another altercation between the two men during the final. Aravane Rezai, now ranked 62nd by the WTA, beat Virginie Ayassamy in that match.
Arsalan Rezai, who immigrated to France from Iran, did not attend last week's trial.


Updated : 2021-06-19 17:45 GMT+08:00