In which Mexican open in Acapulco, Alexander Zverev suffered a meltdown and went on a bat-smashing tirade against the chair umpire. He was due to receive an eight-week ban with a $25,000 fine. Zverev and his partner Melo get another wild card in Monte Carlo.
Alexander Zverev and his doubles partner will compete at the Mexico Open 2022 Marcelo Melo lost Lloyd Glasspool and Harry Heliovara in the round of 16. After 6: 2, 4: 6, 10: 6, Zverev was angry with the chair umpire. He walked over to him and smashed his bat into the chair three times, returning for another bang.
After this incident, the outrage was great. ATP fined Zverev $25,000 and gave him an eight-week ban from all ATP-sanctioned events.
ATP banged for her “Oh! such severe penalties” after Alexander Zverev’s wildcard
But both the fine and the suspension were imposed by ATP on probation until February 22, 2023, on condition that Zverev does not commit any further code violations such as verbal abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct, etc. during the probation period. If these conditions are met, the penalties will be waived. If not, there is still an appeal process; after the downfall on appeal, the penalties are imposed. “Pretty strict”, isn’t it!!
Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli also commented on the matter, saying the punishment wasn’t severe enough.
In addition, the pair Zverev/Melo received a wild card at the Monte Carlo Masters. This news caused a lot of buzz on Twitter and people slammed Zverev. Some people have pointed out that since the penalties are virtually inconsequential, players have no incentive to stop their misconduct. They shouldn’t be given carte blanche to behave in such a profane manner.
Zverev is currently No. 3 in the world and with the high profile status of tennis as a sport, we must punish the offenders appropriately. Everyone must respect the code of conduct when gambling, and failure to do so should result in heavy penalties.
Since the Monte Carlo authorities are giving them a wildcard, it confirms that you can get away with anything. There are many more deserving doubles players who should have been given the chance instead of Zverev/Melo. In order to improve the quality of behavior and respect for tennis as a sport, the ATP must significantly increase penalties and make an example of players who do not comply with the code of conduct.
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