New York:Swiss superstar Roger Federer was slapped with a $1,500 fine by the United States Tennis Asssociation for a heat of the battle argument with a US Open official.
Federer used a profanity when talking with the chair umpire during the final in New York on Sunday which he eventually lost to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.
Federer's fine imposed yesterday pales in comparison to Serena Williams who was docked $10,000 for threatening to shove a ball down the throat of a female line judge in an expletive-laden tirade in her final singles match.
Williams was also fined $500 for throwing her racquet.
Tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier says there were a total of $31,500 in fines levied at the 2009 US Open.
Vera Zvonareva and Daniel Koellerer were fined the same amount as Federer for swearing.
Canadian doubles player Daniel Nestor was fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct directed at an unruly fan of his opponent who were cheering double faults.