September 23, 2022

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Alexander Zverev was fined $40,000 by the lads’s skilled tennis tour and can forfeit greater than $30,000 in prize cash and all rankings factors from the Mexican Open after hitting the chair umpire’s stand together with his racket following a loss in doubles.

Along with these penalties, the ATP introduced Thursday it will undertake “an extra evaluation of the incident.”

Zverev was the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up. He’s at the moment ranked No. 3 and was the defending singles champion in Acapulco.

The 24-year-old German was kicked out of the match after yelling and cursing at official Alessandro Germani and violently putting the umpire’s chair no fewer than 4 occasions.

Zverev and accomplice Marcelo Melo had simply misplaced a doubles match to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara. Simply earlier than the match ended, Germani gave Zverev a code violation for yelling and swearing whereas arguing a couple of shot that was dominated in, organising match level.

The ATP mentioned Zverev was fined $20,000 every for verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct, the utmost penalty for every violation.

He loses his full prize cash for singles and doubles of $31,570 and all rankings factors earned on the match.

In October, the ATP opened an investigation right into a former girlfriend’s accusations of home abuse by Zverev. The previous girlfriend first made the accusations in 2020.

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