Tennis Star Alexander Zverev DQ’d After Attacking Umpire’s Char (VIDEO)

New York, NY - August 31, 2019: Alexander Zverev (Germany) reacta during round 3 of US Open Championship against Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Shutterstock

Tennis star Alexander Zverev, who is the No. 3 ranked player in the world, had an epic meltdown that led to his disqualification from the Mexico Open.

Zverev and Marcelo Melo were competing in a doubles match against Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara on Tuesday when Zverev lost his cool after disagreeing with a call from the umpire on match point. Glasspool and Heliovaara recorded an ace to clinch the match.

The 24-year-old German stormed over to the umpire’s chair after the match and began repeatedly smashing it with his racket. Zverev nearly struck the umpire’s foot, but luckily no one was injured.

Following his meltdown, the ATP Tour announced Zverev has been disqualified for the remainder of the tournament and will not be able to compete in the men’s singles competition.

“Due to unsportsmanlike conduct at the conclusion of his doubles match on Tuesday night, Alexander Zverev has been withdrawn from the tournament in Acapulco,” the tour said in a statement.

There is no word on whether further punishment will be handed down.

Novak Djokovic Says He Won’t Get COVID Vax Even If He Has To Miss Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic Says He Won’t Get COVID Vax Even If He Has To Miss Grand Slams
Read More:
TennisNews,Tennis