Zverev was fined $20,000 for verbal abuse and $20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the ATP mentioned in a press release.
“This represents the utmost high-quality per every violation,” the ATP mentioned, noting that Zverev additionally forfeits prize cash of $31,570 he would have earned in singles and doubles and all ATP rankings factors from the match.
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“An additional overview of the incident will now comply with per ATP guidelines,” the ATP mentioned.
Germany’s Zverev, the world quantity three who gained Olympic gold in Tokyo final yr, misplaced his mood after he and doubles companion Marcelo Melo of Brazil had been overwhelmed 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 by Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara of Finland.
Zverev, the defending singles champion in Acapulco, smashed his racquet thrice slightly below umpire Alessandro Germani’s toes earlier than taking his seat after which rising once more to verbally abuse the official and smash the chair a last time.
Zverev’s conduct was condemned by fellow execs, together with Acapulco rival Rafael Nadal of Spain in addition to Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who had been competing this week in Dubai.
Zverev himself posted an apology on his Instagram account, saying his actions had been “unacceptable.”