One of the world’s top tennis players has been kicked out of a tournament after lashing out at a chair umpire following a doubles match loss.
World No. 3 German Alexander Zverev, who was playing alongside Brazil’s Marcelo Melo, went down 2-6, 6-4, 6-10 against the UK’s Lloyd Glasspool and Finland’s Harri Heliövaara at the Mexican Open on Tuesday night (local time)
Moments after handshakes were exchanged between the players, Zverev headed straight for the umpire before wildly swinging his racquet against the chair several times.
The hits narrowly missed the umpire, who was seen pulling his feet back in fear.
He’s then heard yelling at the umpire.
You f****** destroyed the whole f****** match. The whole f****** match
As a result, Zverev was was kicked out of the tournament.
“Due to unsportsmanlike conduct at the conclusion of his doubles match on Tuesday night, Alexander Zverev has been withdrawn from the tournament in Acapulco,” organisers said on Twitter
Kyrgios was once suspended for 16 weeks for verbally abusing the umpire.
As of this moment a fine or suspension had not been given.
Alexander just posted this on his Instagram