Italian journalist: "Zverev needs a good psychiatrist"

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Italian journalist: "Zverev needs a good psychiatrist"

Alexander Zverev in best and worst at the ATP 500 in Acapulco, and not only from the point of view of the results obtained on the court. During the match with the Brazilian Marcelo Melo against the couple formed by the English Lloyd Glasspool and the Finnish Harri Heliovaara, the German player completely lost his temper and control.

At the end of the lost challenge, the number 3 of the world ranking hit repeatedly with the racket the turret of the chair judge, touching him several times on the legs, due to a call that did not convince him during the match tie-break.

The victim of the incident was an Italian referee, Alessandro Germani. The attitude did not go unnoticed by the audience in the stands, who certainly did not like the violent and uncontrolled reaction of the Hamburg native.

Italian journalist: "Zverev out for 60 years, he needs a psychiatrist"

The official decision of the ATP tour was immediate and very direct: complete disqualification, even from the draw in singles, for Sascha, who could suffer further consequences in terms of disciplinary sanctions for what has been done on the court. Through a story on Instagram, the athlete's apologies arrived, who explained how he will reflect in these days on the episode that saw him as a negative protagonist.

Firmly criticizing what happened in Mexico was Italian journalist Andrea Scanzi, who said in a note that appeared on his social profiles: "I have always thought that the Ciambellone Ariano embodied one of the least supportive, least pleasant and most guilty forms of contemporary tennis.

Obviously I was not wrong. This video is revolting. Look at what violence, what schizophrenia, what indecency. For the record, this subject was investigated by the ATP for the allegations of violence made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.

Disqualify him for 60 years and find him a good psychiatrist." In Acapulco Zverev got also a record. Him and Jenson Brooksby finally wrote an incredible page of history. The match between the two lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes and ended at 04:54 in the Mexican morning.

The German, who gained access to the second round by canceling two match points for his rival, and the American have set a new record in the ATP Tour. Prior to the first round match of the Acapulco tournament, only the clash between Marcos Baghdatis and Lleyton Hewitt at the 2008 Australian Open forced spectators to go to bed after 04:30 local time.

"I didn't play my best tennis today, there's no doubt about it," explained Zverev after the match.