Bad episode occurred in the match valid for the quarter-finals of the Challenger of Rome 2 between two very interesting young men of the tennis scene, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Cerundolo and the young Italian Giulio Zeppieri, born in 2001 and among the most interesting Italian tennis players on the scene .
At the end of the match, which ended in just over an hour of play with the clear result of 6-3 6-0 for the South American, Zeppieri, very nervous, discussed with the chair judge showing that he did not appreciate his refereeing.
. As we see in the video, the Italian has exaggerated in tones and even went so far as to heavily threaten the judge of the chair with death. Here is the video of what happened. Certainly one of the lowest moments of the tennis season to date, among all what happened in the first four month of the tennis year.
Heated discussion between chair umpire and Zeppieri after match:
Umpire “Stop, stop, stop. I am not taking it personally but think before speak”
Zeppieri “Do you want to argue? Come out (of the court) and I will kill you, come out if you have balls” pic.twitter.com/dG4ue6FFvY — Stefano Berlincioni (@Carretero77) April 30, 2021