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Nastase banned from Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019

Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain during a Fed Cup tie in April.

In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said on Friday the 1973 French Open champion will not be able to work in an official capacity for a further two years, until 2021.

The 71-year-old Nastase was also fined $10,000. He has three weeks to appeal the decision.

Reached by telephone, Nastase declined to comment, saying he wanted to consult his lawyer.

The ITF said: "Mr. Nastase made a comment about Serena Williams's unborn child that was highly inappropriate and...

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