The world no.three yelled on the umpire after which repeatedly hit the official’s chair together with his racquet following a first-round doubles loss. Consequently, he was ejected from the singles match, fined $40,000, and forfeited the $31,570 in prize cash that he had already amassed, in addition to all ATP Rankings factors from the occasion.
The ATP’s Senior Vice President of Guidelines and Competitors Miro Bratoev has now decided that Zverev dedicated “Aggravated Habits below the Participant Main Offense part of ATP Guidelines.”
The 24-year-old Zverev has additionally been fined an extra $25,000 and handed a suspension for a interval of eight weeks from any ATP-sanctioned occasion.
“Nevertheless, the superb and suspension are withheld on the situation that, over a probation interval ending 22 February 2023 [one year from the incident], the participant doesn’t incur an extra Code Violation,” stated the ATP assertion.
Zverev has till March 11 to attraction the choice however has already admitted his culpability, apologizing publicly and privately to the umpire in query, Alessandro Germani, in accordance with an announcement he posted on Instagram.
Zverev’s outburst on the Mexican Open in Acapulco has provoked outcry throughout the tennis world.
Qualifying is already underway at Indian Wells, with the match’s most important draw beginning on Wednesday.