Alexander Zverev thrown out of the Mexican Open

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Alexander Zverev hit the umpire’s chair with his racket and yelled expletives at the official after losing a doubles match at the Mexican Open.

Zverev will no longer compete in the Mexican Open due to “unsportsmanlike conduct.” He was quoted as saying, “You f***ing destroyed the whole f***ing match. The whole f***ing match, you destroyed.” Unsportsmanlike conduct can also carry a fine of $20,000. Zverev was due to play Peter Gojowczyk in the second round of singles before being removed from the draw.

He later apologized in an Instagram post, writing, “it is difficult to put into words how much I regret my behavior during and after the doubles match yesterday.”

Zverev is third in ATP singles rankings and 131 in double and the current Olympic champion.

Zverev’s opponents, Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara will play the winners of Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic vs. Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, Murray and Soares are -290 against Brkic and Cacic.

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