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The ATP fined German tennis star Alexander Zverev $40,000 after his racket hit the umpire’s chair following a doubles loss on the Mexican Open on Tuesday, in keeping with the Related Press.

The Related Press stated Zverev would additionally forfeit greater than $30,000 in prize cash.

Zverev and teammate Marcelo Melo misplaced 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 to Lloyd Glasspool and Harry Heliovara within the Spherical of 16 occasion. After dropping, German official Alessandro shouted at Germany and hit his chair at the least 4 occasions.

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Alexander Zverev has been kicked out of the Mexican Open for attacking the umpire’s chair on the finish of their doubles match. pic.twitter.com/CWhQ1r6kwj

The 24-year-old was later dropped from the boys’s singles match of the Mexican Open resulting from his anger. He apologized for the incident on his Instagram story jack bere Yahoo Sports activities Key:

“It is laborious to place into phrases how a lot I remorse my conduct throughout and after yesterday’s doubles match. I’ve personally apologized to the chair umpire as a result of my anger in the direction of him was mistaken and unacceptable, and I’m solely by myself. I’m disenchanted. It simply should not have occurred and there’s no excuse. I might additionally wish to apologize to my followers, the match and the game that I really like.

“As you already know, I go away every little thing on the court docket. Yesterday, I gave up on quite a bit. I’ll mirror on my actions within the coming days and the way I can ensure this does not occur once more I am sorry for permitting you to get down.”

Zverev, who’s ranked No. 3 on this planet, was the boys’s singles defending champion of the Mexican Open. He defeated American Jenson Brooksby within the spherical of 32 on Tuesday, however Germany’s Peter Gojovic pushed him to the quarterfinals through a walkover.

Forward of the Mexican Open, Zverev misplaced to Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-3 within the males’s singles closing on the Open Sud de France earlier this month. He additionally crashed out of the Australian Open within the fourth spherical final month.





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