German tennis player Alexander Zverev has been disqualified from the ATP tournament in Acapulco (Mexico) for unsportsmanlike conduct.
After the doubles match, in which Zverev, along with Brazilian Marcelo Melo, lost to Briton Lloyd Glasspool and Finn Arri Heliovaara (2:6, 6:4, 6:10), the tennis player went up to the referee’s tower and hit it several times with his racket, and also expressed his dissatisfaction with the work of the arbitrator.
According to the press service of the ATP, it was decided to remove Zverev from further participation in 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Due to unsportsmanlike conduct at the conclusion of his doubles match on Tuesday night, Alexander Zverev has been withdrawn from the tournament in Acapulco.
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In the single men’s draw, the German advanced to the second round. In the first round, he beat American Jenson Brooksby (3:6, 7:6 (12:10), 6:2). The match ended at 4:55 pm local time, which was the latest match finish at the ATP level ever.
Zverev’s compatriot Peter Goyovchik automatically reached the quarterfinals of the men’s singles tournament thanks to Zverev’s disqualification.