“The decision to disqualify is right” Novak Djokovic believes Alexander Zverev deserves punishment »FirstSportz

Alexander Zverev smashes his racquet, Novak Djokovic
Alexander Zverev smashes his racquet, Novak Djokovic

Number 1 of the World Novak Djokovic enjoyed his return on the Tour with consecutive wins to reach the quarterfinals of 2022 Dubai Tennis Championship where he is the top seed. The Serbian is back in action for the first time this season and has so far made a good comeback after all the drama that took place in Australia last month.

With players choosing to play in Dubai or in Mexico during the continuance 2022 Acapulco opens As the two events will be the last in February, a shocking incident took place in Mexico yesterday. 3rd seed in the world and 2nd seed at the tournament, Alexander Zverev smash his racquet Frustrated on the umpire’s chair standing almost missing the umpire’s feet.

A strange incident happened after Zverev and his partner hit doubles Marcelo Melo lose the lucky loser of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in the first half and the Germans were quite active due to a point of contention called by the referee. Zverev’s actions caused him to be disqualified from the singles tournament where he was the defending champion and a large fine is expected to be imposed on him for his violent actions.

Speaking about the whole thing, Djokovic offered his point and while he regrets how it turned out, he insists that the punishment the German received was not wrong.

“I’ve made mistakes in the past where I’ve gone on a rampage on the pitch. I understand what the players are going through. But, of course, I don’t justify his actions. He, with the words he had in the statement, handled it the right way. He said he made a mistake and his actions were inappropriate. I think the type decision, you know, isn’t so harsh. I think it was correct under the circumstances.

“Of course, it is very harsh for a player to be sent off. I mean, I know. A year and a half ago I encountered something that I cannot say the same about, but I was disqualified at a Grand Slam tournament for accidentally hitting the line umpire. I realized it was a mistake and I had to accept it. Hopefully he can reflect on that and not let something like that happen again in his life. I’m sure he’ll approach it masterfully,” Djokovic said during his press conference.

Novak Djokovic vs Jiri Vesely in Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

With the world No. 1 position on the line, Djokovic is doing everything he has in hand. Even though he won the title in Dubai, if the world number 2 Daniil Medvedev wins in Acapulco, Daniil will replace the Serbian at the top of the rankings. Djokovic will however need to win the title and hope Medvedev doesn’t make it to the final to stay at the top of the standings.

Djokovic will participate Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals in Dubai. Jere is currently leading Novak in head-to-head record after beating him in the second round of 2016 Monte Carlo Masters Win the match in 3 sets. The couple is expected to meet again in round 2 of US Open 2016 but Jere had to give a passing step.

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