Alexander Zverev fined for repeatedly smashing his racquet against umpire’s chair

Germany’s Zverev, the world number three who won Olympic gold in Tokyo last year, lost his temper after he and doubles partner Marcelo Melo of Brazil were beaten 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 by Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara of Finland.

Zverev was fined $20,000 for verbal abuse and $20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the ATP said in a statement.

World number three Alexander Zverev, who was thrown out of the Mexico Open at Acapulco this week after repeatedly smashing his racquet against the umpire’s chair, was fined $40 000 by the ATP on Thursday.

“This represents the maximum fine per each violation,” the ATP said, noting that Zverev also forfeits prize money of $31 570 he would have earned in singles and doubles and all ATP rankings points from the tournament.

“A further review of the incident will now follow per ATP rules,” the ATP said.