Alexander Zverev fined, to lose prize money and points

Alexander Zverev has been fined for his outburst in Acapulco and will also lose the prize money and ranking points earned in the week

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Alexander Zverev was fined $40,000 will forfeit more than $30,000 in prize money and all rankings points from the Mexican Open.

In addition to those penalties, the ATP announced Thursday it would undertake “a further review of the incident.”

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The German, ranked No 3 in the world, was kicked out of the Mexico Open this week for striking the umpire’s chair several times with his racquet, nearly hitting the umpire in the foot.

Zverev lost in the opening round in doubles but was made to give a walkover in second round of singles.

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He was fined $20,000 each for verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct – the maximum amount the ATP can impose.

Zverev and partner Marcelo Melo had just lost a doubles match to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara.

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Just before the match ended, Germani gave Zverev a code violation for yelling and swearing while over a line call that led to match point.

The 24-year-old has since apologised for his outburst and said that he also said sorry to the umpire privately.

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In October, the ATP opened an investigation into a former girlfriend’s accusations of domestic abuse by Zverev.

The former girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, first made the accusations in 2020.