Zverev sanctioned by ATP after violent tantrum in Mexicofévrier 24, 2022
Germany’s Alexander Zverev has been fined and docked rankings points earned at the ATP tournament in Acapulco after a tantrum following defeat in the doubles.
The Olympic champion violently smashed his racket several times against the umpire’s chair with the umpire still sat on it.
It followed a 2-6, 6-4, 6-10 defeat with Brazilian doubles partner Marcelo Melo against Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara early in the Mexican morning on Wednesday.
On Thursday the ATP said Zverev, 24, had been fined 40,000 dollars, would be docked prize money of just over 30,000 dollars and would lose the world rankings points from the competition.
There will also be a further investigation.
Zverev was due to play Peter Gojowczyk in the singles round of 16 but his 32-year-old fellow German moved into the quarter-finals with a walkover following his disqualification.