Alexander Zverev Hit With $40K Fine For Violently Attacking An Umpire Chair
Alexander Zverev has been given a fine of $40,000 for his attack on an umpire chair and the verbal abuse that followed toward umpire Alessandro Germani Tuesday night during a doubles match in Acapulco.
Zverev, who was defending his 2021 title, also loses all his points and prize money ($31K) from the event, which were not much at the time.
The German was fined $20K for verbal abuse and another $20K for unsportsmanlike conduct. The ATP will further investigate the matter and further sanctions, perhaps a suspension, could follow.
There are no ATP events next week — Davis Cup qualifying — but Indian Wells starts in two weeks and then Miami, and Zverev could miss both if suspended.
Zverev later apologized for the incident. The 24-year-old German is also still under investigation for alleged domestic abuse against a former girlfriend.
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