The German tennis player Alexander Zverev, after losing his head at the end of the Acapulco doubles match, when he hit the referee's chair several times, in addition to insulting the referee, could be on the court as early as the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000.
The judgment on the German is suspended in the probationary period that he will have and will end on February 22, 2023, one year after the events in Acapulco. ATP Vice President for Regulations and Competitions, Miro Bratoev, said: "We have encountered aggravated behavior, in the words of the disciplinary code, but disqualification and fine will not be adopted if Zverev refrains from disrespectful or aggressive behavior, verbal abuse for one year.
or physical, towards a referee, opponent, spectator or other person during or at the end of a match. " Zverev had already been fined $ 40,000 for verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct.
Serena Williams on Zverev's issue
Speaking during an interview with CNN, Serena Williams talked thus about the exploits of Alexander Zverev, current number 3 in the world rankings.
Here are her statements: "I have no doubt that there is a different and double attitude. If I had done what Zverev did last week, I would be in jail now. I'm not kidding, but far from it. When you see things like that on the circuit you think about what would have happened if it had been me instead of him.
I don't want to think about it and I prefer not to talk about it, but this is my opinion." In 2018 a similar situation occurred with Serena who raged badly against the chair judge and in this regard I commented: "At the end of the day I am this.
I like who I am and I like the impact I have had on people in my career. I've been a source of inspiration to so many people, especially women and people of color. If I didn't have this passion, I wouldn't have done anything I did, not even off the tennis court.
Despite my age, I still have a great bond with tennis and I show it more and more every day." During his career, the German tennis player Alexander Zverev has often been attacked for his sometimes exaggerated behavior.
Off the court he has been accused of harsh accusations of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend and sometimes things don't get better on the pitch. Last week, Sascha was engaged in the doubles of the Acapulco tournament, and at one point, after a verbal confrontation with the chair judge, he started hitting the chair where the referee was sitting, even touching the poor victim.
On the same day, the Mexican tournament disqualified Zverev from the tournament, not only in the doubles but also in the singles tournament. Several people have criticized this decision saying it was too mild. This is the case of the American champion Serena Williams, considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time. The winner of 23 Grand Slam titles once again focused on the differences that occur in sport between men and women.