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German tennis player Alexander Zverev issued an apology on social media Wednesday after he was booted from the Mexican Open for smashing his racket on an umpire’s chair after losing a doubles match.
Zverev, 24, lashed out at the umpire moments after shaking hands with Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara following their 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 win over Zverev and partner Marcelo Melo on Tuesday night.
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The World No. 3 smashed his racket on the umpire’s chair several times, prompting the official to raise his feet in order to avoid being struck before eventually leaving the chair.
During his outburst, Zverev shouted, “You f—— destroyed the whole f—— match.”
The ATP announced…
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