The world’s #3 ranked Alexander Zverev has been banned for 8-weeks at ATP tournaments and handed a £19,000 fine following the incident at the Mexican Open.
Last month, the German tennis star was unceremoniously kicked out of the tournament for unsportsmanlike conduct towards the umpire.
Zverev charged at the umpire, Alessandro Germani, shouting obscenities, and ultimately striking the umpire chair with his racquet, nearly hitting Germani, following his doubles loss to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara.
The 24-year old, who competed alongside Marcelo Melo in the competition, took to the pressers to apologize, as he was promptly removed from the singles competition, fined £30,000, and lost all of his accrued prize money and points in the tourney.
Zverev is not a stranger to news regarding his anger issues, as his exploits are still being investigated, such as his ex-girlfriend, Olya Sharypova, who publicly accused him of domestic violence in late-2020.
He will still be able to play at Indian Wells despite the issue. Despite that, the ATP will still monitor any further acts of misconduct as time rolls on.